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A toilet on the tundra at a petrol stop on the road to Oymyakon. Most toilets in the area are long drops as the constantly frozen soil makes it difficult to dig plumbing. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on EarthJust an Average Outhouse… in Oymyakon, Russia... Just surviving here should be an Olympic Sport. These pictures from photographer Amos Chapple might make you feel a bit better about your polar vortex experience. At least you don’t live here. Brrrrrr!!!!

A woman walks over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk. Oymyakon lies a two day drive from the city of Yakutsk, the regional capital.
A woman walks over an ice-encrusted bridge in Yakutsk. Oymyakon lies a two day drive from the city of Yakutsk, the regional capital. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A guard dog becomes frosty-nosed in the suburbs.
A guard dog becomes frosty-nosed in the suburbs. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A toilet on the tundra at a petrol stop on the road to Oymyakon. Most toilets in the area are long drops as the constantly frozen soil makes it difficult to dig plumbing.
A toilet on the tundra at a petrol stop on the road to Oymyakon. Most toilets in the area are long drops as the constantly frozen soil makes it difficult to dig plumbing. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

Oymakon village is quiet at dawn; the heating plant and its constant plume of coal smoke at left. Oymakon is considered by many to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.
Oymakon village is quiet at dawn; the heating plant and its constant plume of coal smoke at left. Oymakon is considered by many to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A house is encrusted in frost in the city center.
A house is encrusted in frost in the city center. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A local woman holds an arctic hare, on sale along with her stock of frozen fish in the central market of Yakutsk.
A local woman holds an arctic hare, on sale along with her stock of frozen fish in the central market of Yakutsk. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

Summer shoes wait out the winter in a shed in the suburbs.
Summer shoes wait out the winter in a shed in the suburbs. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A woman clamps a mitten to her face to protect it from the cold on a -53C(-63.4F) day in 2013. In background a statue of Lenin presides over the central square of the city.
A woman clamps a mitten to her face to protect it from the cold on a -53C(-63.4F) day in 2013. In background a statue of Lenin presides over the central square of the city. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A man heads into Oymyakon’s store. Amos Chapple said that photographing the village was a nightmare – locals are so mindful of the cold that they are only outside as they race from doorway to doorway usually with their gloves clapped to their faces.
A man heads into Oymyakon’s store. Amos Chapple said that photographing the village was a nightmare – locals are so mindful of the cold that they are only outside as they race from doorway to doorway usually with their gloves clapped to their faces. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

Oymyakon has only one shop, providing supplies for the isolated community.
Oymyakon has only one shop, providing supplies for the isolated community. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

Farmer Nikolai Petrovich closes the door to his cows’ heavily-insulated stable after putting the flock to bed for the night.
Farmer Nikolai Petrovich closes the door to his cows’ heavily-insulated stable after putting the flock to bed for the night. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

A statue of Ivan Kraft, one of the first governors of Yakutia, stands caked in frost most of the year.
A statue of Ivan Kraft, one of the first governors of Yakutia, stands caked in frost most of the year. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth

Heating for Oymyakon is provided by a coal-fired water heating plant. Every morning this digger delivers fresh coal to the plant and carries away the burnt cinder.
Heating for Oymyakon is provided by a coal-fired water heating plant. Every morning this digger delivers fresh coal to the plant and carries away the burnt cinder. - Welcome to The Coldest Place Inhabited By Humans on Earth
Photos: Amos Chapple
Brrrr…. Can”t…. type…. Fingers….. Frozen…. To… Keyboard… Excuse me while I go turn the thermostat up to 92F.

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2 comments

  1. Attacked by a flock of cows - love it!

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  2. Who the hell would even want to live here is beyond me. MOVE!

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