‘Cold Conquerors’ expedition participant shares her impressions
The girl was struck by a man swimming in ice hole at -45 C
Yakutia 24 TV channel: “Cod Conquerors” first expedition participant Natalya Belyakova shares her impressions about the Yakut frosts and “walruses”.
According to the journalist, she was most struck by the meeting with the “walruses” in the Churapchy region of the republic on the way to their camps.
“We met the locals engaged in winter swimming. A 90-year-old man, I can’t call him an old man, began to practice winter swimming due to health problems50 years ago. Here outdoors you can’t even take off the mittens, because the hand is freezing, and that man was dipping into the hole at a temperature of about -45 degrees. He heats up in water, because the water is about two or three degrees above zero,” Belyakova says.
She says that in the hole, the man was in a completely calm, even meditative state for about a minute, then he came out and fell in the snow.
“But the most amazing thing is, he went 100 meters to his home on foot in slippers and swimming trunk. For me, this is the real cold conqueror, symbolizing Yakutia,” says the expedition member.