February 24, 2013

No matter where you are, it’s colder in Oymyakon, Russia

Frozen bridge in Oymyakon Russia

Daily problems that come with living in Oymyakon include pen ink freezing, glasses freezing to people’s faces and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.

Even if there was coverage for mobile phone reception the phones themselves would not work in such cold conditions.

(via The Daily Mail)

(Photographer Amos Chapple’s site)


  1. Derek White on February 24th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I lived for a few months up north of Yellowknife, Canada, on a frozen lake near to the arctic circle. We had to leave trucks running 24 hours a day. The thing that really surprised me though, was the first time i took a shower & i was going back to my tent & i went to run my hands through my hair & my hair broke off (had turned to icicles within seconds).

  2. Michael Grant Smith on February 24th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    That is some messed up Jack London shit, Derek.

  3. Derek White on February 24th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Picture reminds of some of the scene from Doctor Zhivago where he goes back to the house & it’s coated in ice & rime.

  4. Sheila Ryan on February 25th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    People, I’m pissed that the snow’s been melting. My friend Allen’s mailing me a DVD of Kurosawa’s 1951 film “The Idiot” (based on Dostoevsky’s novel). I was wanting to project it onto a bank of snow, and now my dream’s all messed up.