Research and sport expedition “Earth’s Ring of Fire”, aimed at traveling around the globe and following our planet’s volcanic belt, starts in February 2011. The expedition will visit 19 countries: Russia, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Salvador, ...

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Research and sport expedition “Earth’s Ring of Fire”, aimed at traveling around the globe and following our planet’s volcanic belt, starts in February 2011. The expedition will visit 19 countries: Russia, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines and Japan.

 The expedition, aimed at covering over 70 000 kilometers at 5 continents, will have 7 stages, during which participants will permanently travel along the Pacific Ring of Fire – a territory, famous for hosting 75% of Earth’s volcanoes and 90% earthquakes.

 Before the start expedition members plant to climb Elbrus and Kazbek peaks, located in Caucasian mountains, to get better acclimatization.

 Pacific Ring of Fire

Konstantin Merzhoev – leader of the expedition

 

 

Source: Russian Geographic Society