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.

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…

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.

It takes a set of brass balls to drive over this thing. 570 meter (1870 feet) long Vitim River bridge. The bridge is 15 meters above the water and has no railings. Located in Yakutia. By now the video from passing through the bridge on the Vitim River has got over a million hits on the Internet. The video became as the Internet meme.

The Kolyma Highway (known also as the federal automobile highway ‘Kolyma’ and the Road of Bones) connects Yakutsk and Magadan. Distance: — 2032 km (through Ust-Nera) — 1197 km (by the old roadway via Tomtor near the Pole of Cold). Item details: — PDF, 7 pages, A4, 17 Mb. — In English. — Available maps for…