Chelyuskin


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Che·lyus·kin

 (chĕl-yo͞o′skĭn, chĭ-lyo͞o′-), Cape
A cape of north-central Russia on the Taymyr Peninsula. It is Asia's northernmost point.

Chelyuskin

(Russian tʃɪˈljuskin)
n
(Placename) Cape Chelyuskin a cape in N central Russia, in N Siberia at the end of the Taimyr Peninsula: the northernmost point of Asia

Chel•yus•kin

(tʃɛlˈyʊs kɪn)

n.
Cape, a cape in the N Russian Federation in Asia, on the Taimyr Peninsula: the northernmost point of the Asia mainland.
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Krenkel' had already spent three winters in the Arctic--two at Matochkin Shar on Novaya Zemlya and one at Bukhta Tikhaya [Tikhaya Bay] on Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa [Franz Josef Land], He had also served on board the airship Graf Zeppelin on its Arctic flight in 1931 (Kohl-Larsen, 1931); as one of the radio operators on board Aleksandr Sibiryakov during its record-breaking (if almost disastrous) one-season transit of the Northern Sea Route in 1932 (Barr, 1978); and most famously, as chief radio operator on board Chelyuskin during that ship's equally less-than-successful transit of the Northern Sea Route in 1933 (Shmidt and Members of the Expedition, 1935).
On one voyage in 1933, his ship Chelyuskin sank off Siberia, and the crew built a makeshift airstrip on the shifting sea ice--that had to be rebuilt 13 times--to allow them to be airlifted to safety.
The most important for its long-range effects was the Chelyuskin disaster, where an icebreaker attempting to round the north coast of Russia was crushed in the ice and its crew marooned in the Arctic in March 1934.
Those included icebreaker developments, the airplane rescue of SS Chelyuskin's crew from Chukchi Sea ice, and "firsts" by aeronauts and pagonauts of 1937-38 (Papanin, 1939).
Visit walrus colonies, polar bear populations, the little Switzerland of the Akhmatov Gulf, and Cape Chelyuskin. Even for those well-traveled in the polar regions, this is something completely different.
While there are entries for some leaders and members of these detachments (e.g., Semeon Chelyuskin and Dmitriy and Khariton Laptev) and their activities, most of the other detachments are totally overlooked.
Visit walrus colonies, polar bear populations, the little Switzerland of the Akhmatov Gulf, and Cape Chelyuskin. Even for those who are well traveled in the Polar Regions, this is something completely different.