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Russia : Respublika Buryatiya

5.5 km (3.4 miles) WNW of Chencha, Respublika Buryatiya, Russia
Approx. altitude: 488 m (1601 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 69°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the East #3: View to the South #4: View to the West #5: GPS reading: coordinates and time/date #6: The expedition team (from right to left): Andreas, Yi-Chun, Regina, Oliver, Genadi #7: 1 km from the confluence point: traces forestry – the Stanowoi Ridge in background #8: 3.4 km from the confluence point: here we left the road from Angoya #9: 6 km from the confluence point: the forestry settlement Angoya #10: 7 km from confluence point: the Baikal-Amur Mainline railroad station Angoya

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  56°N 111°E  

#1: View to the North

(visited by Genadi Giebler, Andreas Beyer, Regina Giebler, Yi-Chun Lin and Oliver Merz)

30-Aug-2008 – Our group has decided to visit this confluence point in a one day excursion from Severobaikalsk at the northern Baikal by a train trip in east direction of Baikal-Amur-Mainline (BAM) up to the station Angoya. The forestry settlement Angoya is in 7 km away from this confluence.

Fortunately we could catch an expedition car of BAM-seismic experts going in east direction along the BAM railroad. We left this car in 3.7 km from the confluence point.

The last part was a foot walk across the forest. This forest is a forestry cultured near of the upper Angara river. So we could partially use forest tracks.

To reach the point was easy in generally, but the mosquitoes was a real problem.

The views of the four directions (#1, #2, #3, #4) show only mono cultural forest with traces of older forest fires. The GPS shows an approximation of 6.5 m to the point at 11:31 local time (4:31 ME time).

And now about the participants at the group photo (from right to left):
Andreas Beyer (Germany),
Yi-Chun Lin (Taiwan),
Regina Giebler (Germany),
Oliver Merz (Switzerland),
Genadi Giebler (Germany).


 All pictures
#1: View to the North
#2: View to the East
#3: View to the South
#4: View to the West
#5: GPS reading: coordinates and time/date
#6: The expedition team (from right to left): Andreas, Yi-Chun, Regina, Oliver, Genadi
#7: 1 km from the confluence point: traces forestry – the Stanowoi Ridge in background
#8: 3.4 km from the confluence point: here we left the road from Angoya
#9: 6 km from the confluence point: the forestry settlement Angoya
#10: 7 km from confluence point: the Baikal-Amur Mainline railroad station Angoya
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