So we returned from the Pole of Cold, Yakutia/Siberia. The journey to Oymyakon was awesome. I need more time to publish good posts about our road trip to one of Yakutia’s coldest regions. To give an idea of the Pole of Cold, watch this video. We were measuring temperature in Oymyakon. You can see how the cold went from -35C down to -52C. It happened at 11.00 am on Jan. 20, 2010. The journey was arranged by AskYakutia Fun Adventure Team.

The «AskYakutia Team» is en route to Oymyakon: The coldest place on earth.  The Pole of Cold. We eagerly await more news and a lot of photos ! Read more: AskYakutia.com Google map: Oymyakon  ________________________________________  Oymyakon (Russian: Оймякон, Sakha: Өймөкөөн, Öymököön) is a village  in Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located along the Indigirka River, 30 kilometers (20 mi) northwest of Tomtor on the Kolyma Highway. The population is 521.

An Italian traveler Marco Vignola after tw-day reindeer sledding in Oymyakon, Siberia/Russia. That was the travel in extremely cold weather conditions. The temperature was -52C/-61F. Indeed, Oymyakon holds its title of the coldest inhabited place on the earth. Photo by Misha Mestnikov. Check my other blog AskYakutia.com to see what it is like to be in Oymyakon: — A winter journey to the Pole of Cold; — Reindeer sledding with Siberian nomads. Browse through already-published posts under the tag Oymyakon. Any wish to travel to Oymyakon, the world’s…

Today BBC News did a great job. The UK news outlet published an article about life in extreme cold in the world. Yakutia’s Yakutsk and Oymyakon were highlighted in the story. Enjoy reading! By Raffi Berg, BBC News —————————— While extreme winter weather in parts of Europe, Asia and the US has brought normal life to a virtual standstill for millions of people, many other inhabited places manage to function where such sub-zero temperatures are routine. In the north-eastern Russian Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the village of Oymyakon…

Now it is a sort of tradition… to take off all warm layers and get a picture of yourself on the Pole of Cold. A driver Michael Mestnikov, an eye-witness, says it was below minus 50 degrees centigrade on that day. In the picture: a Brit, ex-commando.