I represented the United States on the Trans-Baikal Mountain Bike Expedition. This expedition was designed to cultivate the next generation of explorers. I joined 8 other team members from across the globe. Our goal: To be the first team to cycle the length of Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest and oldest fresh water lake located in Siberia. The catch? We’d do it in winter, biking more than 400 miles on frozen ice with studded bike tires and gear rated for -40 degrees. Here are a few snapshots. We spent four weeks on the lake but unusually warm weather made the ice unstable and we were only able to finish about half of the journey.