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Old 08-15-2010, 09:44 PM   #321
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The Pole of Cold

Our final stop before leaving Tomtor was the pole of cold monument.

Tomtor and neighbouring Oymyakon have the coldest recorded temperature of any settlement on earth. -71.2 degrees Celsius (-96F) has been recorded here.

I had spoken late yesterday to the cheery man about temperature and he said in winter, -50C was normal. -60C felt cold, and -40 was a warm day in winter.

Across the road from the Pole of Cold monument was a small understated memorial to the people who died making the Road of Bones:

The plaque simply says

The victims of political repression who built the road from Magadan to Khandyga.

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