Vasily Elagin

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Born February 20, 1953 in Moscow. Head and organizer of the MLAE expedition, chief designer of the Emely. Geologist by education. Honored Master of Sports of the USSR, Master of Sports International Class in mountaineering, "Snow Leopard". His prizes include: climbs on Everest, Cho Oyu, and the Kanchenjunga traverse in the Himalayas; climbs to Aconcagua in South America; and the Vinson Massif in Antarctica. Sea sailing voyages. Participation in the Paris-Dakar rally, member of the team preparing the Paris-Moscow-Beijing rally. Rode about 1000 km along the coast of the Chukchi Sea with the Buran. He participated in several automobile Arctic expeditions of the "Polar Ring", after which he conceived the idea of building a car that would be able to reach the North Pole. In March 2008 his car, Emelya, took off from Salekhard and reached the northernmost point of the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago, Cape Arctic. In March-April 2009, under his leadership, a team of 7 people on two cars Emelya-1 and Emelya-2, starting from Severnaya Zemlya, reached the North Pole. Leader and organizer of expeditions МЛАЭ-2008, МЛАЭ-2009, МЛАЭ-2011, МЛАЭ-2013.