Lake Baikal

The Team Returns to Canada after Circumnavigating Lake Baikal

juin 8th, 2010

In February 2010, in the dead of Siberian winter, Christopher Pike and a group of experienced adventurers set off to circumnavigate the deepest and oldest lake in the world: Lake Baikal. If you have been reading this blog then you have probably seen some of their stories as they prepared for this journey. The crew […]

Pedaling through Adversity – The Lake Baikal Expedition Begins

juin 7th, 2010

“The beginning of the trip was much harder than we had anticipated.  We struggled for 3 days just to reach the lake.” On the morning of February 25 we hauled all of our bikes and panniers down 5 flights of a narrow staircase out into the courtyard of the Baikaler Hostel in Irkutsk, Russia to […]

Warm clothes, bicycles and a taste for adventure: Months of planning and we leave tomorrow.

février 18th, 2010

And… we’re off! It has been a hectic couple of weeks full of last-minute preparations, gear purchases, and logistical arrangements.  If there is one thing that I’ve learned recently, it is that organizing an expedition is a LOT of work!  Yet it truly is an exciting time.  In less than a week we will begin […]

Lake Baikal pre-trip: south-central Oregon by tandem – part 1

août 17th, 2009

Lake Baikal and Crater Lake have many things in common. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, while Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.  Both have been regarded as sacred sties, and are renowned for their beauty and breathtakingly cold water.  But while our trip to circumnavigate Lake Baikal on […]

Lake Baikal: The team

juillet 21st, 2009

I have been very fortunate to assemble a highly motivated and experienced team of athletes for this trip, all of which have extensive experience either climbing or cycling in demanding conditions in remote parts of the world. Venezuelan Maikey Lopera has established new rock and alpine climbing routes in Canada and Venezuela, was a former […]


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