In Russia's Far East, a single road links the remote cities of Magadan and Yakutsk. It is the Kolyma Highway, otherwise known as the Road of Bones. In the summer of 2016, adventure traveler Kyle Johnson (Gu Yue) and cameraman Yang Fan set out from Beijing, China on two motorcycles with the goal of being the first set of Chinese riders to complete the Road of Bones.
It’s hard to call the Road of Bones a highway by any standards. It’s a single, unpaved track riddled with washouts, collapsed bridges, and long, seemingly impassable, stretches of mud soup. And there’s no safety net. This extremely remote track through eastern Russia is lawless, ruthless and full of unknown challenges at every turn.
As renowned and respected adventure traveler and travel television host/producer in China, Kyle has produced more than 80 episodes of travel television shows for Travel Channel China and CCTV Documentary Channel. Additionally, he has published two best-selling books about his adventures and regularly contributes stories and photos to Outside, Men’s Health, FHM, New York Times Chinese edition. On this trip, he took a video crew to capture the long journey.