Ditch the chlorine-filled pools this summer and make a splash at one of these stunning wild spots instead
Coldest: Vostok, Antarctica
Temperature: - 89.2C
At - 89.2C the Russian research station at Vostok easily holds the record for the coldest place on Earth. This staggeringly frigid temperature was recorded on 21 July 1983, yet despite the cold Vostok gets relatively little snow since it sits in the heart of a frozen desert. The nearby South Pole, for instance, receives less than 10cm of snow per year.
Add an altitude of 4,000 metres, frequent strong winds and 80 days of total darkness in winter and acclimatisation at Vostok can be difficult to say the least for those brave, or foolish enough to choose to work here.
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Thanks to the insane energy prices caused by the Green nutters and their fraudulent Ponzi Schemes, I thought it was gran's living room.
Not quite as bad as Germany yet (according to Der Spiegel, 800,000 homes cut off by last June, because they can't afford electricity there any more), but we're catching up.
RE: Mawsynram, India. Perhaps its not surprising that Alf's got a comma in the wrong place. That should be 11,872mm or almost 12m of rain a year!