About the expedition 2011

In March and April we set off for the western part of the Dead Road. We first reached the city of Nadym, where we spent six days waiting for a snow transporter capable of following what is left of the railroad.

In just one day we covered the 350-kilometre stretch between Nadym and Salekhard, passing the remains of tracks and Gulag camps. Though we did not have time for a detailed exploration of individual labour camps or artefacts of the railroad, we did see a great deal of them. Marshes make that section inaccessible by car in summer.

Expedition members. From left: Petra Černoušková (Murycová), Marta Nováková, Martin Škoda and Štěpán Černoušek.

Expedition diary (in Czech) is available here.

During the expedition we made a TV report for the Czech TV.