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Russia : Sverdlovskaya oblast'

4.8 km (3.0 miles) NE of Serebryanka, Sverdlovskaya oblast', Russia
Approx. altitude: 265 m (869 ft)
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Antipode: 58°S 121°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS. All zeroes and a cheeky mosquito #3: View to the North #4: View to the East #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: (From left:) Artem Sismekov and Ilia Yablonko. On the road Nizhniy Tagil - Serebryanka, at the Bolshoy Ural (in Russian - The Big Urals) pass on the border between Europe and Asia #8: The confluence conquerors #9: The road that runs as far as 50 metres from the point #10: The road that runs as far as 700 metres from the point

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  58°N 59°E (secondary) 

#1: The confluence

(visited by Ilia Yablonko and Artem Sismekov)

English Narrative

10-Jun-2006 -- Посещение точек 58°N 59°E и 58°N 58°E было запланировано в рамках 3-хдневного велопохода по Свердловской и Пермской областям.

Втроем (Сисьмеков Артем, Яблонко Илья, Вострецов Сергей) мы выехали на утренней электричке из Екатеринбурга в Нижний Тагил. Нам предстояло проехать около 70 км по неасфальтированной дороге до поселка Серебрянка. Проехав через Серебрянку, мы оставили Сергея отдыхать на берегу речки Потяж, и далее уже вдвоем направились по дороге Серебрянка - Бутон. Конфлюенция находилась от нас на расстоянии около 5 км.

Не доехав нескольких сот метров до конфлюенции, мы увидели сворачивающую в лес в нужном направлении старую заросшую дорогу. Дорога оказалась очень старой и размытой, но зато она привела нас почти к самой цели. Делая необходимые фото, приходилось постоянно отмахиваться от назойливых комаров.

Вернувшись к Сергею, мы продолжили путешествие.

Артем Сисьмеков

English Narrative

10-Jun-2006 -- We planned to visit 58°N 59°E and 58°N 58°E DCPs during our three-day bike trip across Sverdlovskaya oblast’ and Permskaya oblast’ (bike does mean bicycle and not at all motorcycle).

There were three of us – Sismekov Artyom, Yablonko Ilia, Vostretsov Sergey. We set off from Yekaterinburg city by the first morning electrical train to Nizhniy Tagil (Lower Tagil) city. The first stretch was about 70 kilometers from Nizhniy Tagil to Serebryanka (Silver) village by unpaved road across numerous hills in western direction. After we passed through Serebryanka village, we left Sergey resting (sleeping) on the banks of Potyazh stream and followed Serebryanka – Buton road in north-eastern direction. The distance to the confluence was about 5 kilometers.

When DCP was as far as 500 meters we saw an old overgrown badly degraded branch-road that led in proper direction downward through forest. This path conducted us almost to the point. While taking necessary photos we must waved away throngs of mosquitoes.

When we returned to Sergey we continued our journey.

Artyom Sismekov


 All pictures
#1: The confluence
#2: GPS. All zeroes and a cheeky mosquito
#3: View to the North
#4: View to the East
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: (From left:) Artem Sismekov and Ilia Yablonko. On the road Nizhniy Tagil - Serebryanka, at the Bolshoy Ural (in Russian - The Big Urals) pass on the border between Europe and Asia
#8: The confluence conquerors
#9: The road that runs as far as 50 metres from the point
#10: The road that runs as far as 700 metres from the point
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