A brave photographer decided to travel to the coldest place on Earth where the temperature can reach a chilling and horrifying -72C or -96F. This cold place is called Oymyakon, and is located in Russia where the average temperature in January is a crazy -50C. The village is the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet! New Zealand based photographer Amos Chapple bundled up for his 2 day journey to the coldest place on Earth.
I was wearing thin trousers when I first stepped outside into – 47 °C (-52°F). I remember feeling like the cold was physically gripping my legs, the other surprise was that occasionally my saliva would freeze into needles that would prick my lips”, the photographer told to weather.com.
According to Chapple, the hardest thing was not actually the cold but rather his camera’s focus and zoom as they would occasionally freeze!
From outside to inside
The meat and fish market keeps everything nice and frozen!
The “Road of Bones” is the only road that leads to Oymyakon
Even the village sign read “Oymyakon, The Pole of Cold”
It’s so cold that most toilets are outdoor toilets. The ground is too cold and frozen for indoor plumbing.
Cows are kept in a warm barn at night
The only shop in town provides residents with all necessities
Cars must be kept in warmed garages, else they won’t start.
A coal powered plant keeps the villagers warm
Could YOU live there? I don’t think I’d have the guts!
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Images Source: Amoschapplephoto