• Question: What is the coldest temperature you have experienced in Antartica and what did it feel like, were you super freezing and did you have enough food and drink to keep you healthy and hydrated?

    Asked by Scarlett_Lola_Ellie to Beth on 13 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by Lily_Emily_Aimee, Ewan_George_Rory.
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      Beth Healey answered on 13 Oct 2015:

      This winter the coldest temperature we had was -81.4C!! If you consider the windchill as well then it can be as low as -100C!

      We have lot’s of special polar gear which means we are able to go outside in the conditions here. However it is really important that we cover up all of our skin as otherwise we are at risk of getting frostbite! Also we get cold really quickly even when we are wearing our special gear. Because of this there are heated shelters outside short distances from each other so we can move between them to protect ourselves from the weather!!