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Russia : Sverdlovskaya oblast'

6.3 km (3.9 miles) SSW of Akinfiyevo, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 231 m (757 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 119°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS on ski. All zeroes! #3: View to the North #4: View to the East #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: The confluence conquerors #8: Ilia Yablonko and uprooted pinetree #9: Artem tries to find All zeroes place #10: Roman is stretching with pleasure in this beautiful winter day after the conquest of the point

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  58°N 61°E  

#1: The Confluence

(visited by Ilia Yablonko, Artem Sismekov and Roman Churakov)

English Narrative

25-Mar-2006 -- Точка 58°N 61°E была самой близкой к Екатеринбургу из непосещенных точек. Ее мы и решили посетить субботним мартовским днем. Первая часть путешествия была автомобильной: около 200 км по маршруту Екатеринбург - Нижний Тагил - Верхняя Салда - Нижняя Салда - станция Встреча.

Вторая часть путешествия была запланирована лыжной. От станции, куда можно доехать на машине, до точки оставалось около 5 км. Нацепив лыжи, мы по весеннему снегу отправились на лесную прогулку. Сперва наш путь лежал вдоль железной дороги, потом - по широкой просеке в северо-восточном направлении. Погода была отличной. Снег начинал таять.

Точка находится вблизи просеки. Думаю, что летом до нее тоже будет несложно добраться. Сделав необходимые фотографии, мы отправились по своим следам обратно. Хотелось еще успеть посетить соседнюю конфлюенцию 58°N 60°E

Артем Сисьмеков

P.S. Для меня и Ильи это была вторая конфлюенция, покоренная на лыжах, для Ромы - первая.

English Narrative

25-Mar-2006 -- The N58 E61 DCP was the closest point to Yekaterinburg city that was not yet visited. That was the reason why we had chosen that very point in that Saturday morning. The first part of our journey was made by car: about 200 kilometers following the route Yekaterinburg city – Nizhniy Tagil (Lower Tagil) city – Verkhnyaya Salda (Upper Salda) town – Nizhnyaya Salda (Lower Salda) town – Vstryecha (The Meeting Place) railway station.

The second part of the journey was to be made by skies. There was about 5 kilometers from Vstryecha station to the DCP. We put on our tourist skies and got off to the forest walk. At first we went along railway embankment, afterwards – upon the wide cutting in the forest running in the north-eastern direction. The weather was marvelous. Snow was melting. The point lies near the cutting. It seems that it is not too hard to reach this point in summer also. We had taken all necessary photos and took our way back following in our own tracks. We hoped to visit the neighbouring DCP that very day – 58°N 60°E.

Artyom Sismekov

P.S. It was the second DCP that we conquered by skies for Ilia and me, and the first for Roman.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence
#2: GPS on ski. All zeroes!
#3: View to the North
#4: View to the East
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: The confluence conquerors
#8: Ilia Yablonko and uprooted pinetree
#9: Artem tries to find All zeroes place
#10: Roman is stretching with pleasure in this beautiful winter day after the conquest of the point
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