... reverting/referring back to the original BBC link, I was particularly interested to discover that BBC's top weatherman & GQT host Peter Gibbs had spent 48 months in the arctic circle [average outside temp of -20C] ... phew!
....48 months in the arctic circle [average outside temp of -20C]
I've experienced minus 16C (in Russia) and it was definitely no fun. I'm full of admiration for those polar research station people. Mind you, the minus 20C experienced by Peter Gibbs is positively balmy compared to the cold that residents of Snag, a village in the Yukon, experienced one day in February 1947. The temperature dropped to minus 63C that day.
A small town (around 500 people) called Oymyakon, in Russia is definitely off my 'must visit' list since I heard they once had to turn the heating up to combat an outside temperature of minus 71C. Imagine how they must feel when the price of heating oil goes up yet again
... I once experienced a temp of about -20C [waiting for a bus for about an hour on the southside of Glasgow - a record low as far as temeratures go in that city about 20 years ago ] ... that was cold enough for me.