The Mamont Cup 2016
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Mamont Foundation invites you to follow the Mamont Cup 2016 expedition in the heart of Siberia – Putorana Plateau! Find out more on the official website (available in original language) chooseadventure.ru
DIE MAMONT FOUNDATION ORGANISIERT WETTBEWERBE FÜR ECHTE ABENTEURER
– GEWINNEN DIE DIE CHANCE AUF DAS ABENTEUER IHRES LEBENS
– ANMELDESCHLUSS 31. NOVEMBER, ONLINE VOTING BIS 14. DEZEMBER 2015
Die Mamont Foundation veranstaltet unter dem Motto #ChooseAdventure einen Wettbewerb für echte Abenteurer. Der Wettbewerb #ChooseAdventure bietet für begeisterte Forscher und Abenteurer die einmalige Gelegenheit, eine lang erträumte Reise ins ewige Eis in die Tat umzusetzen. Der Gewinner wird per Onlinevoting ermittelt und erhält die großartige Chance, gemeinsam mit Mamont einen arktischen Lebenstraum wahr werden zu lassen!
Die Mamont Foundation eröffnet völlig neue Möglichkeiten und repräsentiert das große Abenteuer der Entdeckung der letzten Geheimnisse unserer Erde. Was für eine Inspiration für alle Beteiligten – immer mehr zu geben, noch weiter zu reisen und offen zu sein für alles, was die Erde uns zu offenbaren vermag!
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The Mamont Mission II expedition took place in Nenets Autonomous Okrug 17 – 21 August, 2015 Under the auspices of Foundation members Sergey Gorbunov, project coordinator of the International Mammoth Committee, and Bernard Buigues, a Professional Mammoth Hunter. The aim of the expedition was to explore the territory famous for its mammoth artifacts.
The expedition was organized by the Mamont Foundation along with scientific support from the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
At the banks of Kui River, 20 kilometers off Naryan-Mar the group discovered a tibia bone (shinbone) of the “Mammuthus primigenius” as reported by a local news agency Nenets-24.
Foundation member Sergey Gorbunov added: “The tibia will be submitted for radiocarbon testing to estimate its age, however, it is already certain that we are working with a 10 to 45 thousand years old artifact”. The bones will be sent to Moscow and returned to the county of origin to be showcased at the Nenets Autonomous Okrug museum.
We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the MAMONT MISSION I in 2014, which was constructed under the auspices of notable scientists as a prequel to the Activ Circumpolar Expedition 2015. The primary aim of the expedition was to carry out a series of equipment testing sessions, aiming to secure the best tools for the upcoming ACE 2014-2015 project’s primary aims, including 1) Investigation of the environment in the arctic by monitoring air content of water vapor isotopes 2) Oceanographic observations of the Siberian shelf 3) Further research on the indigenous settlements of the Arctic.
Read more about this expedition in Press.
Read more about the Activ Circumpolar Expedition 2015 in Projects.
Find out more about the Foundation’s expedition to the South Pole in 2013 in Gallery.
Find out more about the Foundation’s expedition to Geomagnetic South Pole in 2010 in Gallery.
Find out more about the Foundation’s expedition to Greendland in Gallery.
Central to achieving the Mir 1 and Mir 2 Expedition’s objective was the Russian Mir submersible operation led by Dr Anatoly Sagalevitch. The experience and skill of pilots Sagalevitch and Chernyaev was backed up by expertise from the 26-member Mir Group, who have worked together for twenty years. Safety was paramount. The twin submersibles were extensively modified for under-ice operations, with redundant navigation and thruster systems, and upward facing sonar and video to assist with locating the hole in the ice. The Arktika 2007 Expedition reached its climax on Augut 2nd, 2007, when the twin Mirs were launched through a natural hole in the polar ice cap. Submersible Mir 1’s complement included Anatoly Sagalevitch (pilot), Artur Chilingarov and Vladimir Gruzdev; Mir 2 was occupied by Yevgeny Chernyaev (pilot), Frederik Paulsen and Mike McDowell.
Four of the North Pole divers are current Explorers Club members, namely Sagalevitch, Chilingarov, Paulsen and McDowell; and Explorers Club flag #42 was carried aboard Mir 2 by Paulsen and McDowell. During the dive, the submariners collected geological, biological and hydrological samples, observed marine life, took video footage and planted various items on the seafloor, including a Russian flag, a time capsule and a plaque.
The successful completion of Arktika 2007 marks one of the last geographically significant ‘firsts’ to visited by humans on Earth, and is a feat unlikely to be repeated. Data collected during the expedition may prove useful as an environmental baseline by which to measure future changes in the polar abyss related to the predicted disappearance of the Arctic icecap.
(Reference: McDowell, M. & Batson, P. 2007. Lasts of the Firsts: Diving to the Real North Pole. Flat #42 – Report on the Arktika 2007 Expedition.)
More about the MIR submersibles: MIR Subs Mike_McDowell_Flag_42_Report(1)
November 2002 – 2004
Expedition organizer: Bernard Buigues
The Yukagir Mammoth’s tusk was first discovered peeking out of the permafrost in November 2002, in Yakutia, Siberia – above the Arctic Circle at latitude of 70 degrees North. After hearing about this discovery, a team of scientists lead by Bernard Buigues organized an expedition to extract the male frozen adult of the woolly mammoth specimen, later named the Yukagir Mammoth. Numerous excavation trips were required to extract and collect the fossils, including the leg, bones, as well as the stomach with the remainder of the mammoth’s last meal. Due to the permafrost that acts as a freezer, the specimen was so well preserved that in the summer heat, the 18.560 year old muscle of the animal responded to touch, making the Yukagir Mammoth to be one of the greatest paleontological discoveries all times and undoubtedly the most complete and well preserved specimen of its kind. The movements, morphology and the food of this animal were reconstituted and explained with a high degree of precision; for the first time, bio-paleontology made an exact reconstruction of the flora of the mammoth environment possible. It was revealed that the species had suffered from spondylitis in two vertebrae and osteomyelitis, inflammation of the vertebrae and infection of the bone marrow. In scientific circles emotions were very high as the essential unanswered question has never been closer to a response: why did the mammoths, the contemporary of the early man, disappear?