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Ice road in Yakutia, Russia
« on: February 15, 2018, 03:55:43 AM »

Interesting and unique photos from driving on the coldest ice road in the world in Yakutia, Siberia. 1000km from Yakutsk to Belaya Gora.

Temperatures drop to -50C to -60C, every morning the driver must use a blow torch to unfreeze the truck engine. The ice on the frozen rivers is 1-2m thick.
The trip carrying 12 tons of food takes almost a week driving 14-16 hours a day. 4 days of it driving on the frozen Indigirka river. The driver makes 500 Euro (the same trip takes only 3 hours by plane).

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/sibirien-lastwagenfahrer-versorgen-entlegene-gebiete-fotostrecke-157922.html
German subtitles from Spiegel

Another photo reportage from Oymyakon in Siberia , the coldest village on Earth. English captions
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The photographer recalls that the hardest thing was not the cold itself, but that his camera’s focus and zoom rings would occasionally freeze in place.

https://www.boredpanda.com/coldest-village-oymyakon-amos-chapple/

Another article in English (but no pictures) about the Yakutia Ice Road
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/siberia-s-ice-road-truckers-it-s-like-a-way-of-life-says-writer-1.2515737

Yakutia (Sakha Republic) map
https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Belaya+Gora,+Sakha+Republic,+Russia/Yakutsk,+Sakha+Republic,+Russia/@66.7759217,133.8035335,5z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x5bceb30c6cadb857:0x805076ea0e349e2b!2m2!1d146.232876!2d68.549671!1m5!1m1!1s0x5bf63939a0d2c47d:0x69b4c4b35cafa2fb!2m2!1d129.6754745!2d62.0354523?hl=en

map to Belaya Gora showing the winding Indigirka River
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Indigirka+River/@68.128326,144.2356681,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5be07736f726f7e9:0xb092b03351830ca2!8m2!3d65.2769609!4d143.0366518?hl=en
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