Wow! The Yukon Arctic Ultra Race looks really cool! Hey, I would love to participate in it and try my guts, but not in Canada. In Siberia, definitely! Especially in my lovely Yakutia!
What is the Yukon Arctic Ultra? Read the race info… (more…)
Yesterday was a turning day in Yakutsk. It looked like the Winter said, “Ok, no more games with mild winter weather. Let’s have the real cold come right now and for a long time.”
The day didn’t promise anything extraordinary. It was pretty regular in the beginning. -3C and light snow. By the end of a work day, something happened. Winds started blowing furiously and snow descended in abundance. It was the Arctic-like blizzard that lasted, unfortunately, not so long.
Cool anyway! People liked it. See more snowstorm photographs and a video.
Four Polish students, including my friend, Maciej Besta, completed the 1st Polish hiking (trekking) expedition up to Mount Narodnaya, the highest peak of Russia’s Ural Mountains (1,894 metres /6,214 ft), in winter 2011.
Closer to the peak, the temperature was minus 40 degrees Celcius.
Further, see 45 cold winter photographs taken by Maciej Besta and the text written by Luba Suslyakova, who runs the blog AskUral.com. Maciej Besta is our common friend.
The 2011 Marine Live-Ice Auto Expedition (MLAE 2011) has completed the first stage of the long Arctic journey by two amphibian vehicles, “Yemelya 3″ and “Yemelya 4,” from Russia’s Taimyr to Canada’s Resolute Bay through the North Pole.
In March-April, 2011, the team led by Vasiliy Elagin made it from Urengoy to the meteo station located on Golomyannyy Island west off Oktyabrskoy Revolutsii. More than 2800 km. Mostly through hard-passing ices of the Kara Sea.
Looking out… Snow, snow and more snow The mosquito screen is still in one side of the window and that makes it look a bit blurry.
Snow Picnic Table… Taking from the window in the back of the house
Cold United runs the group of the same name on Flickr. Its URL address is http://www.flickr.com/groups/coldunited/. Join and enjoy cold photographs. They are beautiful.
Currently, we’ve got 8122 items from 647 photographers! Last pics of the pool are reflected here in the widget on the right sidebar. Great, isn’t it?!
Hereby we start presenting our faithful contributors… Today, please, welcome Stella Blu. She is a great photographer… and she is a Canadian!
Take a look at her splendid winter photographs. Captions provided by the author.
This is really great what Mikael Stranberg, a famous Swedish explorer, did. He allowed me to show his travel winter photographs on the Cold United weblog. Awesome!
Who is Mikael Strandberg?
Actually, no need to say who Mikael Strandberg is, but I will be happy to introduce him.
He is a member of The Royal Geographical Society, Explorers Club, The Long Riders Guild, and Travellers Club.
He is the man who did Expedition: Siberia 2004 across Kolyma in Yakutia.
It’s him, who features the world’s major explorers on his personal blog www.mikaelstrandberg.com
It’s, certainly, Mikael, who officially does promo for Termo Original.
Back to the current post. Hereby, we present Mikael’s cold photographs taken at three different places, precisely in Kolyma (Yakutia/Siberia), Iceland and Argentina. Enjoy fantastic winter pictures!
On the web, especially on twitter, I see often people complaining about the cold weather and winter. In a Washington DC forum one lady asked, if there were other cold admirers, and she immediately got replies like, “Are you nuts?!”
My god, how is it possible not to love the cold? Especially when the cold weather is not extreme, mild and snowy as it is in Helsinki.
Take a look at Piero Damiani’s winter street photographs taken during this month’s holidays in Helsinki, Finland. Awesome! True wonderland to dream about!
See more snowy pictures. (more…)
I have a friend in Australia. His name is Piero Damiani and he is a big fan of cold weather. Every winter (in northern hemisphere) he spends holidays in cold regions. Last times he was travelling across Canada and North-Western Europe.
Here is the list of previous posts with Piero Damiani‘s gorgeous winter pictures:
- ColdUnited Flickr Pick: -42C in Yellowknife, Canada;
- Photos: Traveling through the winter cold – Edmonton, Canada;
- Traveling through the winter cold – Jasper, Canada;
- Traveling through the winter cold – Reykjavik, Iceland.
By the way, Piero is an active member of the Flickr community. All latest photographs might be found in his photostream.
This winter he is exploring Scandinavia, a beautiful land of magic, but mild European winter. The first stop, if I am correct, was Stockholm, Sweden. You know, it’s hard to follow him, as he is a fast traveller.
Further, please, find his pictures of winter holidays in Stockholm, Sweden taken on January 4-5, 2011. Awesome, aren’t they?
Moscow is celebrating New Year and Orthodox Christmas now. How does the major Russian city look in winter? It is festive, snowy and… Well, you’d better look at Olga Boiko’s splendid photographs of the magic Russian winter. (more…)
Hotz. By Peioagirre.
Let’s take a break. Do you know that Cold United has its own Flickr photo pool? Check a box on the right sidebar. Currently, we have near 5400 winter pictures added by 544 photographers from the whole world.
Winter arrived! Enjoy new pics of cold weather, snow, ice and sunset!
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