Fedor Konyukhov will conquer the Mariana trench

Famous Russian traveler Fedor Konyukhov together with the scientist-oceanographer Arthur Chilingarov is preparing to dive to the bottom of the deepest oceanic trenches in 2018.

“We will descend into the Mariana trench in the bathyscaphe with a scientific purpose — to collect samples of soil from the bottom. In this place the border of two tectonic plates. Before us no one never did that,” said grooms.

When they reach the bottom, Chilingarov was going to set up there a Russian flag, and the grooms — the Orthodox cross made of stone. According to the traveler and part-time priest, 80-inch cross weighing less than 60 kilograms is made by the famous jeweler.

The creation of the elements of the bathyscaphe by specialists of the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg and Bauman im. Bauman. The device must withstand the pressure over 1,100 atmospheres. The calculated dive time is eight hours.
The Mariana trench located in Western Pacific ocean. Its maximum depth reaches 11 030 meters.