Hannes, many thanks for sharing with the slideshow video, and it’s really great to hear that you liked the the journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold.
Our ice fishing on the Indigirka River was so short that we decided to make an experiment.
I have an US-based friend on Facebook. His name is Sid Korn. A few days ago he informed me that he created the slideshow using my pictures of the recent road trip to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold. Here it is.
Yes, we did it. We were in Yakutia’s valley of Oymyakon. Our first morning in the coldest place in Siberia. It was -52C. Pretty good, indeed and felt really good. Watch the video and see what cold air we were breating.
Our journey to Oymyakon, the Pole of Cold, was awesome. It was a sort of a fun road trip with friends. A great adventure! Great impressions! Major sightseeings in Oymyakon are people, their life and extreme cold. So… enjoy the slideshow. The set will be, certainly, extended.
This set will be updated all the time. Need more time to select more pictures of our trip. Today you can see the first portion.
Yeah, it’s dark and cold on the Road of Bones (the Kolyma Highway) in winter. And a little bit dangerous, because of fast passing-by trucks and snow-people-like fellows
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.
Actually this car wasn’t frozen accidently. Its owner got it frozen for winter intentionally. Reasons are various. First, if the car is used the whole winter, it could work a short period of time only. Second, to have a warm, heated garage is relatively expensive. Such a garage in downtown may cost approx. 1,000,000 rubles (~33,000USD). A month heated garage rent cost ~300 USD. Third, a car consumes in cold weather more fuel than in summer, and one litre is sold here at the price of ~1 USD