Date of Birth: 05/05/1962
The French in Siberia
Nicolas Vanier (Nicolas Vanier) was born in 1962 in Senegal (Senegal), where his father served as the military. As a teenager, he was just fascinated by the Far North, and his first expedition took place in the north of Canada (Canada) and in Lapland (Lapland). By the way, in the Canadian north, he first began to use sled dogs.
Over the years the craze all strengthened the north, and at the end of 1980 Vanier traveled in Alaska (Alaska) and the Rockies (Rocky Mountains).
In the early 1990s, Nicolas Vanier went on -one sights on Russian Siberia and Mongolia (Mongolia). So, he traveled from Mongolia to Siberia, reaching the Arctic Ocean, breaking the 7,000 kilometers of track. In 1993, he was again in the Russian north, settled and lived for some time with the Evenki.
In the early 2000s, Kanye enthusiastically drove a sled dog in the Yukon (Yukon), and in 2005-2006 he planned a great trek across Siberia, called `Siberian Odisseya`. In dogs Kanye overcome route on the shores of Lake Baikal to Moscow. By the way, his first Canadian tour this series called `White Odisseya`.
Today Nicolas Kanye had begun his third expedition in the series `Odisseya`. Thus, in December 2013, Vanier with the team set off from the village of Vanino Khabarovsk Territory, and its destination - the shore of Lake Baikal, which is about 6000 kilometers. To get to the lake Kanye and his colleagues plan in March 2014.
It is known that on January 1 the first day of the new year, the French traveler planning to meet in the town square of the city of Khabarovsk, after which the expedition will continue its long journey across Siberia.
Nicolas Vanier is known not only for his bold winter routes, but also films that he takes during his expeditions. So, it caused his painting `The Last Trapper` (` Le dernier trappeur`) in 2004, of great interest, in which he filmed his journey in the Canadian Yukon.
The film `Loup` (` Wolf`) was introduced in 2009 and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. In general, the Vanier took more than a dozen films and was the author of about thirty books.