Letter: Deep freeze

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Steve Connor writes in "Scott of the Antarctic was killed by a cold snap" (9 November) that the temperature fell to -30F/-34C, with a wind chill factor which must have felt like -45C. The readings quoted are not terribly impressive. I experienced -55C at the Yalutorovsk station in western Siberia while waiting for a train in February 1942. I am still alive to tell the tale.


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