British adventurers reach the Pacific Ocean after flying through Russia in James Bond-style GYROCOPTERS

Two British adventurers have successfully crossed Russia into open cockpit gyrocopters in James Bond style.

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James Ketchell and Norman Surplus reached the Pacific Ocean about nine weeks after they left on their 4000-mile journey as part of their global effort.

The couple was stranded for a few days in the world's coldest city, Yakutsk, in Siberia, waiting for a window to fly safely east when the weather was good.

The view from the open top gyrocopter on the way to Tomtor in the Far East - their journey to the east lasted nine weeks

The view from the open top gyrocopter on the way to Tomtor in the Far East – their journey to the east lasted nine weeks

Norman Surplus is pictured next to his yellow gyrocopter at Tomtor airport - their last pit stop before reaching Magadan on the Pacific coast

Norman Surplus is pictured next to his yellow gyrocopter at Tomtor airport - their last pit stop before reaching Magadan on the Pacific coast

Norman Surplus is pictured next to his yellow gyrocopter at Tomtor airport – their last pit stop before reaching Magadan on the Pacific coast

The British gyrocopter pilots in the Yakutia area in the Russian northeast
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The British gyrocopter pilots in the Yakutia area in the Russian northeast

The British gyrocopter pilots in the Yakutia area in the Russian northeast

James Ketchell, 37, and Norman Surplus, 56, made the colossal James Bond-style journey in open-topped gyrocopters, braving wind, rain, and freezing air

James Ketchell, 37, and Norman Surplus, 56, made the colossal James Bond-style journey in open-topped gyrocopters, braving wind, rain, and freezing air

James Ketchell, 37, and Norman Surplus, 56, made the colossal James Bond-style journey in open-topped gyrocopters, braving wind, rain, and freezing air

But after a grueling two-stage flight, they reached the gloomy city of Magadan this week – once a transport point for guilty prisoners – next to the Sea of ​​Okhotsk on the Russian Pacific coastline.

Pilot Ketchell, 37, born in Basingstoke, who raises money for charity, posted: & # 39; That was a tough day … flying great however, it reached to Magadan … woohoo! & # 39;

After leaving Yakutsk, the couple each controlling their own gyrocopter made a stopover at Tomtor, close to Oymyakon, & # 39; the world's coldest permanently inhabited settlement.

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They had delayed this 800-mile journey awaiting a clear sky before crossing the Suntar-Khayata and Chersky hill ridges, some of the most remote areas on Earth.

Surplus scrambles aboard his gyrocopter while the couple prepares to take off from a Russian runway

Surplus scrambles aboard his gyrocopter while the couple prepares to take off from a Russian runway

Surplus scrambles aboard his gyrocopter while the couple prepares to take off from a Russian runway

Ketchell and Surplus at Tomtor are preparing for their 800-mile distance to their final destination

Ketchell and Surplus at Tomtor are preparing for their 800-mile distance to their final destination

Ketchell and Surplus at Tomtor are preparing for their 800-mile distance to their final destination

Ketchell prepares to go back to his gyrocopter after a pit stop at a Russian airport
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Ketchell prepares to go back to his gyrocopter after a pit stop at a Russian airport

Ketchell prepares to go back to his gyrocopter after a pit stop at a Russian airport

Refueling in Tomtor - the gyrocopters travel up to 80 mph with a maximum range of 800 miles

Refueling in Tomtor - the gyrocopters travel up to 80 mph with a maximum range of 800 miles

Refueling in Tomtor – the gyrocopters travel up to 80 mph with a maximum range of 800 miles

The pair was able to view & # 39; the world's largest country with a unique perspective, as seen with this view of a frozen lake on its way to Tomtor

The pair was able to view & # 39; the world's largest country with a unique perspective, as seen with this view of a frozen lake on its way to Tomtor

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The pair was able to view & # 39; the world's largest country with a unique perspective, as seen with this view of a frozen lake on its way to Tomtor

Surplus, 56, had warned about the & # 39; volatility of the weather systems & # 39; in the east of Siberia.

Despite reaching the Pacific Ocean, the couple is now faced with even longer flights over Northeast Russia before crossing the Bering Strait to Alaska.

Gyrocopters travel up to 80 mph with a maximum range of 800 miles before refueling.

Rainfall splashes the windshield of the gyrocopter while the couple makes the 800-mile journey to Magadan

Rainfall splashes the windshield of the gyrocopter while the couple makes the 800-mile journey to Magadan

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Rainfall splashes the windshield of the gyrocopter while the couple makes the 800-mile journey to Magadan

After arriving in Magadan, the couple packed their gyrocopters - they will then head northeast

After arriving in Magadan, the couple packed their gyrocopters - they will then head northeast

After arriving in Magadan, the couple packed their gyrocopters – they will then head northeast

Ketchell and Surplus in Magadan, they now hope to take their plane to the northeast where they want to cross Bering Street to Alaska

Ketchell and Surplus in Magadan, they now hope to take their plane to the northeast where they want to cross Bering Street to Alaska

Ketchell and Surplus in Magadan, they now hope to take their plane to the northeast where they want to cross Bering Street to Alaska

A view of the Rotax engine for the propeller aircraft capapble to reach speeds of 80 mph

A view of the Rotax engine for the propeller aircraft capapble to reach speeds of 80 mph

A view of the Rotax engine for the propeller aircraft capapble to reach speeds of 80 mph

The serial adventurer Ketchell already rowed the Atlantic, climbed Mount Everest and cycled around the world.

When he crossed Russia, he gave lectures to school children during the trip.

In 2015, Surplus from Northern Ireland tried to travel the world in his gyrocopter, but failed because Russia refused him permission to travel from Vladivostok to the Bering Sea and on to Alaska.

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& # 39; This time the two are using a different route and are more hopeful of success, & # 39; reported The Siberian Times.

The British gyrocopter pilots in Yakutia perform maintenance and checks on their aircraft

The British gyrocopter pilots in Yakutia perform maintenance and checks on their aircraft

The British gyrocopter pilots in Yakutia perform maintenance and checks on their aircraft

After touching in Magadan, Ketchell collects money for the Kindled Spirit that helps young victims of human trafficking

After touching in Magadan, Ketchell collects money for the Kindled Spirit that helps young victims of human trafficking

After touching in Magadan, Ketchell collects money for the Kindled Spirit that helps young victims of human trafficking

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Regional TV channels in Russia followed the couple when they crossed the largest country in the world.

One video showed that they arrived earlier in Novosibirsk, the unofficial capital of Siberia.

Ketchell raises money for the Kindled Spirit, supports and rehabilitates young victims of human trafficking and slavery, and Over The Wall, which organizes residential activity camps for children with serious health issues. & # 39;

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