Though the coldest place on Earth is the Antarctic ice sheet, no one lives there except for the occasional traveling researcher. The coldest human settlement is in the Verkhoyansk Mountain Range, in the Russian republic of Yakutia in Siberia. Not only is this place at a very high latitude, but its mountains reach a peak altitude of 6000 feet. To the Even, a semi-nomadic people who live in this area, negative 50 degrees Fareinheit is a normal winter morning, and negative 30 is a nice spring day! One of their specialties is herding reindeer, which means that some people sleep outside in these temperatures; read more about their fascinating lives at the links below.
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