Can you imagine how to live in the coldest inhabited place on Earth is? In fact, scientists should test them psychologically because it isn’t safe to live there due to the extreme temperatures. Its name is Oymyakon, Russia, and they stand temperatures as cold as 50 °C below 0.
An average person would die in that place after one day. However, Chapple, a very famous photographer from New Zealand decided to capture the most amazing shots of the common activities performed by the 500 habitants of that place.
Oymyakon is located in Siberia. 926 Km far from the city, which means that it can take you up to 2 days to get there by car. Chapple traveled there by January so he could get the best shots during the coldest month of the year.
People there see the day during only three hours. The rest 21 hours the habitants live in the shadows. By 1933, the temperature there raised the -90 °C, which placed them as the COLDEST place in the world.
The habitants there have to use wellbaths because the tubes get frozen and don’t work. Also, if you have a car you should keep it in an acclimatized garage or turned on the whole day. Their diets are based on frozen meat of fish, rabbit or deer.
They also like ice cubes made of horse blood. The photographer emphasized that most people aren’t quite friendly since they have to keep moving until arriving to a good, warm place; otherwise, they could die of hypothermia. People from Oymyakon have severe alcohol problems, since they have to drink a lot to keep themselves warm.
The weather is so cold that Chapple’s camera got frozen and he couldn’t use it at that moment, so he had to keep it warm against his body for it to work. He also had to hold his breath while shooting because his breath screwed a lot of pictures.
Once, while trying to take a panoramic shot he removed his gloves, but after feeling an intense pain in is thumb, he desisted. It was frozen and he just couldn’t feel it nor move it. One week later his finger shrank and looked burned.
So, after knowing all this, would you like to visit this place?