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Journey to the Pole of Cold

The Pole of Cold. Frozen lake and mountains close to Tomtor village. The area is extremely cold during the winter. Two towns by the highway, Tomtor and Oymyakon, both claim the coldest inhabited place on earth (often referred to as -71.2°C, but might be -67.7°C) outside of Antarctica. The average temperature in Oymyakon in January is -42°C (daily maximum) and -50°C (daily minimum). The images had been made during an outside temperature in between -50°C up to -55°C. Tomtor, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 20.01.2010

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THE POLE OF COLD // YAKUTIA
The Pole of Cold. Frozen lake and mountains close to Tomtor village. The area is extremely cold during the winter. Two towns by the highway, Tomtor and Oymyakon, both claim the coldest inhabited place on earth (often referred to as -71.2°C, but might be -67.7°C) outside of Antarctica. The average temperature in Oymyakon in January is -42°C (daily maximum) and -50°C (daily minimum). The images had been made during an outside temperature in between -50°C up to -55°C. Tomtor, Jakutien, Yakutia, Russian Federation, Russia, RUS, 20.01.2010