GRID LOC: AP34, CQ ZONE 19, ITU ZONE 26
IOTA AS-071, RRA RR-12-02, RDA CК-06, RFF-165 (NEW ONE), RLHA - NEW ONE, WLOTA - NEW ONE
Bering Sea North Groupe (AS-071) is one of sparse and consists of several islands, Arakamchechen being the largest island of the Senyavinsky strait.
The Afos mountain having 613 m is the hightest point from the sea level.
The surface of the island is 267.8 sq.km.
Time difference with Moscow is +9 hours (the time zone +12.00 h).
Pecularities of Arakamchechen island.
At the island the biggest at the Chukotka peninsula rookery of walruses is located. As Wikipedia tells during summer period (August-September) up to 50 thousands of animals are coming together.
Hot thermal springs (Т=38°С) are located in the middle of the island, with water containing nitrogen, chloride-natrium, silicon, having mineralization up to 1.3 g/l.
It should be noted that one of the rarest birds in the world – Glareola-lopaten’ is making nest at the island. It is endemic of Chukotka, t.i. a bird living in only one definite place of the world.
We received good news from the Provideniya village – the starting point of our land part expedition.The rover driver did check the thickness of the ice condition on its path...