What’s it all about?
On the 26th of December 2018, a group of friends are off on the adventure of a lifetime!
A overland expedition to visit the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant and the abandoned city of Pripyat. 2000 miles each way in 10 days in a Land Rover Freelander, a Range Rover Evoque and other vehicles.
Read more about the adventure on our Facebook page at fb.com/chernobyl2k18.
The First Land Rover Adventure
Despite being one of the most radioactive areas on Earth, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone attracts thousands of visitors each year. A post-apocalyptic wasteland awaits along with a view of what life was like behind the Iron Curtain.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (officially named the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in honor of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin) is a closed nuclear power plant near the abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine, 14.5 kilometers (9 mi) northwest of the city of Chernobyl, 16 kilometers (10 mi) from the Belarus–Ukraine border, and about 110 kilometers (68 mi) north of Kiev.
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. It is one of only two nuclear energy disasters rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale; the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan.
Pripyat is a ghost city in northern Ukraine, near the Ukraine–Belarus border. Named after the nearby Pripyat River, the city was founded on February 4, 1970, as the ninth nuclear city (a type of closed city) in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It was officially proclaimed a city in 1979 and had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated on the afternoon of April 27, 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster.
One notable landmark often featured in photographs of the city and visible from aerial-imaging websites is the long-abandoned Ferris wheel located in the Pripyat amusement park, which had been scheduled to have its official opening five days after the disaster, in time for May Day celebrations. The Azure Swimming Pool and Avanhard Stadium are two other popular tourist sites.
The cars and drivers joining us on this adventure
Dan & Matt
Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4: Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel & Heated Screens.
Specialist trip preparations: Winter Tyres
Temperatures expected to drop as low as -15c plus compacted snow and ice and freezing rain. Nothing the Range Rover can’t handle.
Steve, Doug & Ryan
Freelander ES Premium 2.0 TD4 fitted with optional Fuel Burner Heater, Heated Wind Screen, Heated Cream Leather interior & finished in Alveston Red.
The Freelander excels in slippery conditions – ice and snow will be no problem.
Chris, Ben & Ty
Craig & Leigh-Anne
Replaced viscous coupling
new water pump and cam belt kit
head gasket repaired
heater matrix repaired
Falken WS01 winter tyres
2 x Rear wheel bearings
Rear brake pads
Oil and filter change
What are you waiting for?
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