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Tom with his Siberian touring partner Mika Salo. This is an edit of a larger pic; hope more photos of them turn up. As in, polar bear swim snaps. ;)
Finnish racing driver Mika Salo competed in Formula One between 1994 and 2002. He’s now joined the i1 Super Series, which looks set to be pretty badass. 
Tom’s FLACK fundraising page at justgiving.com
Tom’s (rather overlooked by contributors!) Help for Heroes page at justgiving.

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Tom with his Siberian touring partner Mika Salo. This is an edit of a larger pic; hope more photos of them turn up. As in, polar bear swim snaps. ;)

Finnish racing driver Mika Salo competed in Formula One between 1994 and 2002. He’s now joined the i1 Super Series, which looks set to be pretty badass. 

Tom’s FLACK fundraising page at justgiving.com

Tom’s (rather overlooked by contributors!) Help for Heroes page at justgiving.

posted: 2 years ago
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The Sakha press site (thanks for the heads up to fabulousTomHardy) has some great photos by Bolot Bochkarev that show what it was like for Tom and Mika Salo in Siberia. Incredibly beautiful, incredibly cold; reindeer herds and ice on the fire. (And is that a dog that Tom almost adopted? ;) )

 

From Oymyakon with love: beautiful deer, blue river and Tom Hardy (90 photos)

For two days Bolot stayed with the Cherkashin family of herders. He got acquainted with the life of local residents, traveled through the mountains and rivers on the reindeer. By the way, he also met there with the famous Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, who, along with the crew “Discovery,” was traveling to the Pole of Cold.

From Oimyakon Bolot came back with love and a mass of photos… 

posted: 2 years ago
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charlidos:

Tom Hardy in Siberia - MIMEBOXING! AHAHAHA! That’s amazing. And the ultimate evidence that there’s never a place not fit for a bit of mimeboxing! It probably kept him warm. :D

charlidos:

Tom Hardy in Siberia - MIMEBOXING! AHAHAHA! That’s amazing. And the ultimate evidence that there’s never a place not fit for a bit of mimeboxing! It probably kept him warm. :D

posted: 2 years ago
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tomhardyspinky:

Do you identify Tom here?
Is there any Russian angle who can tell me what’s going on here?
(source)
<Edit>
“About swimming in ice water, it’s old russian traditions. They are done for health benefits, as a ritual of the Orthodox Church for the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, and even for sports. Such club members are called “walruses” (Russian: моржи) I’m sure Tom in a rather good form to join in the fun .) Yep, I’m Russian.” 
— imbanana

tomhardyspinky:

Do you identify Tom here?

Is there any Russian angle who can tell me what’s going on here?

(source)

<Edit>

“About swimming in ice water, it’s old russian traditions. They are done for health benefits, as a ritual of the Orthodox Church for the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, and even for sports. Such club members are called “walruses” (Russian: моржи) I’m sure Tom in a rather good form to join in the fun .) Yep, I’m Russian.” 

— imbanana

posted: 2 years ago
with: 73 notes

tomhardyvariations:

A few fresh pictures from an article on the Driven to Extremes project. It looks amazing; Tommy looks like he’s been in remotest Siberia for days. ;)

posted: 2 years ago
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tomhardyvariations:

Some more pictures from the Sakha Press site. Apparently Tom was not only copiloting, he also did repairs! Not sure but that might be Mika Salo in the sunglasses, and in the bottom photo, that looks like Tom in an awesome fur hat. In the other shot you can see that he has icicles on his beard.

Some nice quotes from Mika Salo, found here [translation by google and me, so excuse the awkward bits]. This is going to be a fantastic documentary. Can’t wait to see it.

“We have had a crazy journey, and we haven’t been able to shower for four days. Cold is like, I don’t know what to say what. At the moment, it is minus 50 degrees below zero,” Mika Salo said by telephone from Siberia.

Salo said the Discovery Channel asked him to join the program, and he did not think twice. Salo said that when you want to get a new experience in life and you will also get to travel with Tom Hardy — well, the matter is settled.

“Tom is a fantastic type, and we have a lot of material. A large film crew is following us all the time and recording the stuff we had going on during the trip. Crossing kilometers, we go through our lives and what we have done and what we expect from the future,” Salo revealed.

“You can only imagine what it is like to go outside for your needs in minus fifty degrees Celsius weather,” Salo laughed.

posted: 2 years ago
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charlidos:

This is from an article from someone who met Tom when he was in Yakutsk. Seems he almost adopted another dog! Aww. Translated by me and google…

The news that on February 13 there will be an early evening screening of This Means War, where one of the actors, Tom Hardy, will be present in person, instantly spread through social networks. And while many people asked who he was, the mere mention that a Hollywood star would come so easy to talk to people in Yakutsk, caused frenzied interest.

At the appointed time, Tom Hardy came into the foyer of the cinema, almost unrecognizable. Instead of being glossy handsome in a jacket, he was a bearded Arctic explorer in a down jacket.
Tom spoke to his fans before the film. Although you can’t really call it communication. As soon as the audience asked about the purpose of the actor’s arrival in Yakutsk, the young female fans immediately asked if they could take pictures on the memory. Within seconds, the actor was literally plastered with violent fans. It’s funny when you consider that many of them had not heard of him until this day. A little later, Georgi Nikolaev gave the actor a souvenir made from mammoth bones.
Tom himself was extremely happy and friendly. He spoke with great pleasure, and gave autographs and posed for fans. He even apologized for Ewan McGregor, who, when he traveled here a few years ago, who spoke quite negatively of Yakutsk. Despite the lack of time, he wanted to see the beginning of his film, to see how it sounds in the Russian version. I was able to talk with Tom Hardy, when he came out of the cinema. Excited and a little drunk, the actor spoke about his stay in the capital.
- Today in the market I met with a good dog, even wanted to take it with me - he says, this accompanied by gestures and the sound of dog barking.
- Also, I was treated to stroganina (shows hands, this is how big the fish was) [traditional food from Yakutsk]
- And I drove the car at the test site (shows hands on the steering wheel and the engine noise).
By the way, he praised his character voice acting, noting that the Russian double sounded much better. - I do not have such a great voice, as he does - said the actor with a smile.

He named four reasons for coming to Yakutia. First, the producer of the documentary picture is a good friend of his father. Second, he wanted to visit the North Pole. Third, he must play in the movie “Mad Max 4”, and he has no idea how to play this character. Therefore, came for his impressions. Well, the fourth: “I ​​came to meet you,” - said Tom Hardy.

charlidos:

This is from an article from someone who met Tom when he was in Yakutsk. Seems he almost adopted another dog! Aww. Translated by me and google…

The news that on February 13 there will be an early evening screening of This Means War, where one of the actors, Tom Hardy, will be present in person, instantly spread through social networks. And while many people asked who he was, the mere mention that a Hollywood star would come so easy to talk to people in Yakutsk, caused frenzied interest.

At the appointed time, Tom Hardy came into the foyer of the cinema, almost unrecognizable. Instead of being glossy handsome in a jacket, he was a bearded Arctic explorer in a down jacket.

Tom spoke to his fans before the film. Although you can’t really call it communication. As soon as the audience asked about the purpose of the actor’s arrival in Yakutsk, the young female fans immediately asked if they could take pictures on the memory. Within seconds, the actor was literally plastered with violent fans. It’s funny when you consider that many of them had not heard of him until this day. A little later, Georgi Nikolaev gave the actor a souvenir made from mammoth bones.

Tom himself was extremely happy and friendly. He spoke with great pleasure, and gave autographs and posed for fans. He even apologized for Ewan McGregor, who, when he traveled here a few years ago, who spoke quite negatively of Yakutsk. Despite the lack of time, he wanted to see the beginning of his film, to see how it sounds in the Russian version. I was able to talk with Tom Hardy, when he came out of the cinema. Excited and a little drunk, the actor spoke about his stay in the capital.

- Today in the market I met with a good dog, even wanted to take it with me - he says, this accompanied by gestures and the sound of dog barking.

- Also, I was treated to stroganina (shows hands, this is how big the fish was) [traditional food from Yakutsk]

- And I drove the car at the test site (shows hands on the steering wheel and the engine noise).

By the way, he praised his character voice acting, noting that the Russian double sounded much better. - I do not have such a great voice, as he does - said the actor with a smile.

He named four reasons for coming to Yakutia. First, the producer of the documentary picture is a good friend of his father. Second, he wanted to visit the North Pole. Third, he must play in the movie “Mad Max 4”, and he has no idea how to play this character. Therefore, came for his impressions. Well, the fourth: “I ​​came to meet you,” - said Tom Hardy.

posted: 2 years ago
with: 60 notes
tomhardyvariations:

Meeting with….TOM HARDY!!!! [in the Chicago cafe]. Added by: Saina Vasilieva 
I like his ethnic necklaces. Gifts from fans? :)

tomhardyvariations:

Meeting with….TOM HARDY!!!! [in the Chicago cafe]. Added by: Saina Vasilieva

I like his ethnic necklaces. Gifts from fans? :)

posted: 2 years ago
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wendyloulou:

some people are ridiculously lucky
do they even know who they’re putting their hands on?

wendyloulou:

some people are ridiculously lucky

do they even know who they’re putting their hands on?

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dar-jan:

http://vk.com/tom_hardy_club

dar-jan:

http://vk.com/tom_hardy_club

posted: 2 years ago
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One more pic of Tom in Tomtor (from here). I’m adding a few photos from a Yakutia travel site that gives a taste of what the Pole of Cold looks like. Beautiful. That’s Tomtor village on the left; the reindeer are in a local corral.

posted: 2 years ago
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dar-jan:

http://vk.com/tom_hardy_club

Tom in Tomtor

posted: 2 years ago
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charlidos:

Some more info (and a picture of the cars they’re driving!) on Tom’s Siberian adventure. As you can see from the cars, the show is called Driven to Extremes. And the Finnish F1 driver is Mika Salo.
A bit from a Finnish article with much thanks to rohkeutta:

“A veteran of 110 Grand Prix competitions and MTV3’s current F1 commentator Mika Salo is taking hold of the biggest challenge of his life next week. Salo is leaving for the Discovery channel’s “World’s coldest road” adventure in Siberia.
They are setting off from Yakutsk. For seven days Salo is driving with the bad guy of the new Batman film, Tom Hardy. Temperature will be -60C. The car is UN special model of Nissan Patrol, and the motor will not be switched off for the whole trip due to the risk of freezing up. “I’m sure it’ll be unbelievable experience. My first question, when they asked me to join, was what we’ll do if anything happens. Hence there is professional help always with us,” Salo said.”

charlidos:

Some more info (and a picture of the cars they’re driving!) on Tom’s Siberian adventure. As you can see from the cars, the show is called Driven to Extremes. And the Finnish F1 driver is Mika Salo.

A bit from a Finnish article with much thanks to rohkeutta:

“A veteran of 110 Grand Prix competitions and MTV3’s current F1 commentator Mika Salo is taking hold of the biggest challenge of his life next week. Salo is leaving for the Discovery channel’s “World’s coldest road” adventure in Siberia.

They are setting off from Yakutsk. For seven days Salo is driving with the bad guy of the new Batman film, Tom Hardy. Temperature will be -60C. The car is UN special model of Nissan Patrol, and the motor will not be switched off for the whole trip due to the risk of freezing up. “I’m sure it’ll be unbelievable experience. My first question, when they asked me to join, was what we’ll do if anything happens. Hence there is professional help always with us,” Salo said.”

posted: 2 years ago
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tomhardyvariations:

Best tea party ever? Oh dude!

posted: 2 years ago
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charlidos:

Tom Hardy being interviewed in Yakutsk!

They’re visiting the coldest, the hottest and the highest roads (I think he says) in the world!

*phew* This has turned into an unexpectedly busy Tommy day. :)

posted: 2 years ago
with: 48 notes