A Guinness World Record holder for enduring extreme icy conditions has completed a 250-mile cycling journey through the Siberian wilderness over four days in temperatures as low as minus 60 degrees Celsius.
Valerjan Romanovski, 44, the holder of several Guinness World Records for his endurance, was accompanied by Piotr Marczewski who walked over 150 kilometres (93 miles) as part of the project ‘Oswajamy Zywioly’ (‘Taming the Elements’), according to local media.
In 2019, Romanovski reportedly broke the world record for the longest period of time spent in minus 100 degree Celsius temperatures after standing in a special chamber for over six hours.
The 44-year-old, who was born in Lithuania and has lived in Poland for over 25 years, also covered the longest distances in 12, 24 and 48 hours on a bike in temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius and below minus 45, according to local media.
Romanovski told Central European News (CEN): “I have been cycling for over 25 years. I hold about 10 records, including half with Guinness.
“I also have a Guinness bike record for riding in minus 100 degrees Celsius (8 hours). The coldest temperature I ever rode in was minus 164 degrees Celsius.”
Reports said that some of his records are still being verified or require a new category.
Romanovski, Marczewski and the supporting Medyk Rescue Team set off on their expedition in eastern Siberia on 21st January.
To prepare for the journey ahead, they even plunged into a minus-50-degree water pool.
They said wild animals were constantly present as they journeyed over 250 miles through Siberia, especially wolves and wild horses.
The team also had to deal with the problem of water supplies freezing all the time.
Along the four-day expedition, the team was monitored by a team of medics every six hours, according to local media.
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