Revered by the ancient and modern people who have lived on or near its shores, Lake Baikal
has acquired a number of honorary names indicative of its hold on the human imagination: "The Blue Eye of Siberia," "Siberia's Sacred Sea," and "The Blue Pearl of Siberia." Legends tell of Baikal's creation, of the spirits and gods who inhabit its waters, of lovelorn maidens and wicked winds, of the lake's connection with the Mongol warrior Genghis Khan.
Russia is home to Lake Baikal
, said to be the deepest and purest lake on earth and the Volga River, the longest river in Europe.
Ash Routen and Phil Sturgeon, in partnership with Sub Zero and SIGG, will depart for Siberia, Russia, in February with the intention of walking across Lake Baikal
. The first British team crossed the lake in 2007, but it still remains a significant challenge for cold environment adventurers.
Anthony Cashin, 60, is thought to have lost his footing while walking on a mountain path on the edge of Lake Baikal
in southern Siberia.
as to (as in that great song) Cross the Sacred Lake Baikal
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- At least three explosions rocked a military ammunition depot located to the east of Russia's Lake Baikal
, a local official told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
Most of the winged guests have arrived from areas as far as the Caspian Sea, Lake Baikal
, Aral Sea, Russia, Mongolia, central and southeast Asia, Ladakh and the Himalayas.
With an area of 15,000 square km and with depths reaching more than 800m, Lake Vostok is similar in size to Lake Baikal
in Siberia or Lake Ontario in North America.
The 33-year-old, from Bonvilston in the Vale of Glamorgan, will have to face 200mph winds and minus 40C when she races 600km solo across Siberia's frozen Lake Baikal
He will be thinking of his daughter as he completes the race across Lake Baikal
, which starts on March 17.
In April, ten Russian environmental leaders from Siberia's Lake Baikal
were hosted in the SF Bay Area by the Center for Safe Energy to study ecotourism practices from some of the United States' leaders in responsible tourism.
This video purports to show the body of a dead alien that reportedly crash landed near the town of Irkutsk in Russian Siberia near Lake Baikal
in recent weeks.