Wheelchair from Murmansk is going to make the extreme trip on the Kola Peninsula

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Инвалид-колясочник из Мурманска собирается совершить экстремальное путешествие по Кольскому полуострову

Photo: home of Andrew Zelenova Vkontakte

30 year old lawyer from Murmansk Andrey Zelenov planning to go on a snowmobile from the White sea to Khibiny. In 6 days the team of adventurers hopes to travel about 600 km and cross the Arctic circle, he wrote on his page in Facebook. According to Andrew, a unique expedition in Russia yet was not.

Expedition “Khibiny — the White sea. The Arctic way” is an inclusive tourism project about the journey of a man in a wheelchair on the Kola Peninsula. “My team and I, two people and another 5 tourists are going to pass this way from the village of Varzuga (White sea) to the mountains of the Khibiny mountains on snowmobiles approximately 600 km. We will cross the Arctic circle, tundra, snow, lots of snow, you may encounter deer and we will reach our primary endpoints” – he said about the upcoming expedition.

Инвалид-колясочник из Мурманска собирается совершить экстремальное путешествие по Кольскому полуострову

Photo: home of Andrew Zelenova Vkontakte

Throughout the trip, the members of the expedition will be to remove videos of which will later be mounted film. The entire project aims to counter stereotypes about people with disabilities. In its implementation Andrew Zelenova will help the developer and the chief route guide-instructor Sergey Konyaev, as well as the chief videographer and photographer Ivan Chemerko.

The idea of Andrew supported the fundraising platform of “Do it!”, where is fundraising to Finance the project. “On the implementation of the plan requires funds for equipment, gear, team work, work on the film. I appreciate each of you for caring!”, – he wrote in comments to his act.

Инвалид-колясочник из Мурманска собирается совершить экстремальное путешествие по Кольскому полуострову

Photo: home of Andrew Zelenova Vkontakte

“The stereotype of helplessness of people with disabilities much discreditied them in society and makes it impossible to realize themselves fully. As a result, society suppresses this group of people, emphasizing its incapacity. My social project aims to counter stereotypes about people with disabilities and show them the opportunity to be equal in the sphere of tourism”, – written by Andrew green on the project website.

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