06 December 2018 – 09 May 2019. Starting from the New Zealand port of Dunedin on 6 December 2018, Fedor Konyukhov crossed the Southern Ocean and reached the Drake Passage, Diego-Ramirez Islands (Chile) on 9th of May 2019. It took Fedor 154 days and 13 hours to cover distance of 11,525 kilometers or 6,402 nautical miles. First successful crossing of the Southern ocean in the history of ocean row. http://oceanrowing.com/Konyukhov2018/dist_map.htm
1995-1996 – The first, in the history of Russia, a solo trip, alone and unsupported to the Geographical South Pole, followed by an ascent to the highest peak in Antarctica – Vinson Massif (5,140 m) as a part of his ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. Setting out from Hercules Bay 8 November 1995 – Reached the South Pole on January 6, 1996. Duration: 64 days.
Participated in the International Baltic Cup regatta as crew member from the Far-Eastern Marine Academy (Vladivostok)
8 August 2018 climbed highest mountain of Altai (Russia) – Belukha (4 509 meters) with his youngest son Nikolay Konyukhov.
2017 (February) together with Ivan Menyaylo set new duration world record for hot air balloon – 55 h 09 min 57 sec for classes AX 12-13-14-15. Take off from Rybinsk (Yaroslavsakay oblast). Landed at Krasniy Kut airfield. Ratified by FAI. https://www.fai.org/record
2016 (January) – Set a New World’s Flight Duration Record in the ‘B&N Bank’ hot air balloon. AX-9 Class balloon, total volume: 3,950 m3. Duration: 32 hours. 12 minutes.
1996 (January 19) – Solo climb of the highest mountain in Antarctica – Vinson Massif (4,897 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program.
2000 (March) – Completed the longest dog race IDITAROD – from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska USA. Duration: 15 days. 5 hours. 44 min. Distance: 1,150 miles (1.800km) Web source: http://iditarod.com/race/2000/ Footnote: Fedor only had 3 months to prepare for the race, utilizing a rented dog team and equipment by Linda Plenter, Nevertheless he showed amazing results for a rookie and was awarded the ‘Red Lantern’ prize for finishing the race. Of the 81 registered participants, 13 were scratched or withdrew from the race.
1997 (Autumn) – Participation in multiple European regattas: the Sardinia Cup, Gotland Race, and Cowes Week as co-skipper of the Russian Team, on the maxi-yacht ‘Grand Mistral-80’ under the command of skipper Sergei Borodinov.
1997 (May 26) – Climbed the highest mountain in North America – Mt. McKinley (6,195 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. Footnote: Fedor is the first Russian to complete the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. Taking him 5 years to accomplish. 1992 – 1997. Web source: http://www.everestnews.com/seven.htm
Participated in first Russian unsupported ‘Arctic’ expedition to the North Pole, under the leadership of Vladimir Chukov. Starting March 4, from Schmitt Island, Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago. The expedition reached the North Pole May 6, 1989. Duration: 63 days. Distance: 930 km.
2016 (July) Solo nonstop round the world balloon flight. R-550 “MORTON” balloon. Dates: 12-23 July. Fastest round the world balloon flight – 11 days 4 hours 20 minutes or 268 hours and 20 minutes (FAI record ratified). Distance flown: 35 168 km. https://www.fai.org/athlete/fedor-konyukhov
2016 (February) – A joint dogsled expedition with Viktor Simonov ‘Onega Pomorie 2016’. Route: Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia to Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region. Duration: 2 weeks. Distance: 800 km.
2015 (March) – Set a New Russian Flight Duration Record in the ‘B&N Bank’ hot air balloon. AX-9 Class balloon, total volume: 3,950 m3. Duration: 19 hours. 10 minutes.
2013–2014 – First solo row mainland to mainland non-stop across Pacific East to West, setting out on December 22, 2013 from the Chilean port of Concon and finishing May 31, 2014 in Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast) Australia, without entering ports and without any external help or assistance. Covering the distance in record time and setting a New World Record for the Guinness Book of Records on the K9 rowboat. Duration: 159 days. 16 hours. 58 min. Distance: 17,408 km (9,400 nautical miles)
2013 (April-May) – Dog Sled Expedition from the Geographical North Pole to Canada. Setting out April 6, from the North Pole, Fedor and his partner Victor Simonov, crossed the Arctic Ocean and reached the shores of Ward Hunt Island (Canada) on May 20, 2013. Duration: 46 days.
2012 (May 19 – April) – As part of the Russian 7 Summits’ team expedition, Fedor reached Everest’s peak for the second time. Their ascension was via the Northern Ridge (Tibet). Duration: 2 months.
2011 (Spring) – Crossed the Danakil dessert in Ethiopia on camel-back. Enduring record 60° C. temperatures, Fedor plotted a course to all the ‘9 highest peaks of Ethiopia’ Africa, ascending all the respective heights in succession. Duration: 42 days. Distance: 1,200 km.
2009 (May-September) – The second stage of the international expedition, ‘Along the tracks of the Great Silk Road-2009’ Setting out from Ulan-Bator, Mongolia and finishing in Elista, Kalmykia. Route: Mongolia (Ulan-Bator) – Kalmykia (Elista). Duration: 4 months. Distance: 5,500 km.
2007-2008 – First person to sail the ‘Antarctica Cup’. Solo non-stop circumnavigation around Antarctica. Route: Albany, Western Australia – Cape Horn – Cape of Good Hope – Cape Leeuwin, Albany, WA. Duration: 102 days. Distance: 15,000 nautical miles.
Dog Sled Expedition across the Greenland Ice Cap from East to West. Starting from Isortoq (East Coast) and finishing at Ilullisat (West Coast) setting a Record for the fastest East to West crossing. Duration: 15 days. 22 hours. Distance: Approx. 800 km.
2006 (April) – Organization of trans-Greenland ice boat-crossing expedition from the East coast to the West coast of Greenland.
2005 (December) – 2006 (January). ‘Around the Atlantic Ocean’ campaign. Captain of the Russian crew, of the ‘Open’ type 85ft maxi-yacht ‘ALYE PARUSA’. In training for a fully crewed ‘Round the World’ record attempt. Route: Falmouth, England – Canary Islands – Barbados – Antigua – Falmouth, Cornwall, England. Duration: 15 days. 22 hours. Distance: Exceeding 10,000 nautical miles.
2004-2005 – Solo round the world sailing on the ‘Open’ type 85ft maxi-yacht ‘ALYE PARUSA’. Fedor’s fourth successful solo round the world sail. Route: Falmouth (England) – via Cape of Good Hope – Hobart (Tasmania) – via Cape Horn – Falmouth. Distance: 29,000 nautical miles.
2004 (February) – A solo transatlantic crossing from East to West on a 85ft maxi yacht ‘ALYE PARUSA’ from Canary island (La Gomera) to Barbados (Port St. Charles). Setting a New World Record for a solo Atlantic crossing and the fastest record for a solo ocean crossing on a maxi monohull for this route. Registered by WSSRC (World Sailing Speed Record Council). Duration: 14 days. 7 hours. Distance: 3,100 nautical miles.
2003 (April) – A joint Russian-British transatlantic record crossing from West to East (Montega Bay, Jamaica to Lands End (UK) with Tony Bullimore (UK) on the 100ft maxi-catamaran ‘ALYE PARUSA’ (Sir Peter Blake’s ex. ENZA.) Setting a New World Record for a maxi multihull for this route. Registered by WSSRC. (World Sailing Speed Record Council). Duration: 16 days.
2003 (March) – A joint Russian-British transatlantic record crossing from East to West (Canary islands to Barbados) with Tony Bullimore (UK) on the 100ft maxi-catamaran ‘ALYE PARUSA’ (Sir Peter Blake’s ex. ENZA.) Setting a New World Record for a maxi multihull for this route. Registered by WSSRC. (World Sailing Speed Record Council). Duration: 9 days.
2002 (Autumn-Winter) – A first in Russian history; a solo Atlantic Ocean crossing on a 7 meter rowing boat ‘URALAZ’. Starting from October 16, and finishing in Barbados, December 1, 2002. Setting a New World Record (under the solo crossing category). Record registered by Ocean Rowing Society. Route: Canary Islands (La Gomera) – Barbados (Port St. Charles). Duration: 46 days. 4 hours. Distance: 3,000 nautical miles. Footnote: Also setting the best 24-hour distance of 110 nautical miles in the same boat.
2002 (Spring) – Organization of the first Camel Caravan Expedition in modern Russian history – ‘Along the tracks of the Great Silk Road-2002’. The 13 camel caravan ventured around Russia’s southern regions; setting out on April 4 and finishing in Elista, Kalmykia June 12, 2002. Route: Kalmykia – Astrakhan – Dagestan – Stavropol region – Volgograd region – Kalmykia. Duration: 69 days. Distance: 1,050 km.
2000-2001 – The first in the history of Russian yachting, participation in the French solo non-stop round the world yacht race ‘Vendee Globe 2000’ on the ‘Open 60’ type ‘Modern University of Humanities’ yacht. (Nandor Fa design) Setting out from Les Sables D’Olone in 9 November 2000. Footnote: Due to a technical breakdown, Fedor had to stop in Sydney and was forfeited from the (non-stop) race. The boat was then sold in Australia.
1998-1999 – Participation in the International solo around the world yacht race ‘Around Alone’ (ex BOC Challenge) on the yacht ‘Open 60’ type ‘Modern University of Humanities’. (Nandor Fa design) Setting out Sept 1998 from Charlestown arriving back in Charlestown May 1999. Fedor’s third successful solo round the world sail. Route: Charleston (USA) – Cape Town (RSA) – Auckland (New Zealand) – Punta Del Esta – (Uruguay) – Charleston (USA). Duration: 9 months. Distance: 27,000 nautical miles.
1997 (April 17) – Solo climb of the highest mountain in Australia – Mt. Kosciusko (2,228 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program.
1997 (February 18) – Solo climb of the highest mountain in Africa – Mt. Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program.
1996 (March 09) – Solo climb of the highest mountain in South America – Aconcagua, (6,962 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. Duration: 2 weeks.
Climbed the highest mountain in Asia – Everest (8,848m) (Together with Evgeny Vinogradski) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. The climb was the first successful Russian ascension of Mt. Everest. Duration: 2 months.
Climbed the highest mountain in Europe – Elbrus/Russia (5, 633 m) as a part of the ‘7 Summits of the World’ program. Duration: 1 week.
Facilitator of the Russian-Australian East to West, transcontinental 4×4 expedition across the Soviet Union as part of a documentary film project ‘Across the Red Unknown’ by Australian TV presenter George Negus for SBS TV. Setting out on August 5, and finishing in September 15, 1991. Route: Vladivostok to Moscow. Duration: 41 days.
Solo ski trek expedition to the Geographical North Pole. First Russian to reach the Geographical North Pole alone. Setting out from Cape Lokot, Sredni Island, Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago on March 3, reaching the North Pole on May 8, 1990. Duration: 72 days. Distance: 950 km.
Expedition leader of the first joint Russian-American, East to West, transcontinental bicycle crossing, starting June 18 and finishing October 26, 1989. Route: Vladivostok – Moscow – St. Petersburg. Duration: 131 days. Distance: 10,000 km.
Ski expedition across the Arctic Ocean: Siberia – Geographic North Pole – Canada, as a member of Russian-Canadian team. (9 Russians and 4 Canadians) Setting out across the drifting ice pack on March 3, the group reached the Geographical North Pole April 24, and finished at Ward Hunt Island June 1, 1988. Route: Arctic Cape, Sredni Island, Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago – Geographical North Pole – Ward Hunt Island, Canada. Duration: 52 days. Distance: 1,830 km.
International Ski expedition to Baffin Island (Canada) as part of the Soviet-Canadian expedition (part of the training program in preparation for the North Pole expedition). Duration: 40 days.
Ski team expedition crossing to the Pole of Inaccessibility in the Arctic Ocean, Setting out from the Soviet drifting polar stations ‘North Pole 26’ and ‘North Pole 27’ on January 29, the group, enduring absolute polar night darkness, reached the Pole on March 7, 1986. Duration: 38 days. Distance: In excess of 700 km.
Expedition across the Ussurian Taiga (Far East of Russia), retracing the 1906 route of Russian explorer V.K. Arseniyev. Studying the Siberian tiger population – traveling on foot, horse-back and rafting. Duration: 45 days. Distance: 1000 km.
Rafting down the Lena River. At 4,472 km in length it is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean. Duration: 3 months. Distance: 2,500 km.
Scientific ski team expedition across the Laptev Sea (Arctic Ocean). Fedor’s first polar ski expedition in preparation for the Antarctic crossing. Duration: 30 days.
Crossing, Chukotka (Russia’s furthest Eastern Region) on dog-sled; completing a scientific research expedition and accumulated materials for his art works. Route: Novo Chaplino – Providenia – Uelen and back. Distance: 1,500 km.
(May-August) Third leg of the Scientific Research Sailing Expedition on the 40 ft yacht, ‘CHUKOTKA’ retracing Commodore Vitus Bering’s 1725-1730 voyage. Including an ascension of the Klyuchevskiy Volcano, on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Organizer of memorial plaques, honoring Vitus Bering and his crew, sited on the Commodore Islands. Route: Vladivostok – Sakhalin Island – Kamchatka and the Commodore Islands. Duration: 4 months. Distance: 4,000 nautical miles. Total Distance: 12,000 nautical miles over 3 expedition periods.
(May-August) – Second leg of expedition – Archaeological Research Sailing Expedition on the 40 ft yacht ‘CHUKOTKA’ retracing Commodore Vitus Bering’s 1725-1730 voyage. Route: Vladivostok – Sakhalin Island – Kamchatka and the Commodore Islands. Duration: 4 months. Distance: 4,000 nautical miles.
(May-August) – Scientific Research Sailing Expedition on the 40 ft yacht, ‘CHUKOTKA’ retracing Commodore Vitus Bering’s 1725-1730 voyage. Route: Vladivostok – Sakhalin Island – Kamchatka and the Commodore Islands. Duration: 4 months. Distance: 4,000 nautical miles.