Hardest Places to Survive On Earth

There is no question that we are a social species. Humans, for the most part, revel in the company of others; indeed we are at greatest risk when we are alone. The infographic below highlights how many lonely places are still left on our crowded planet, places where a small mishap can rapidly escalate into a life threatening situation. Take comfort in company and spare a thought for those souls who, even now, are wandering along in the desert… The data provided shows the most isolated towns and the distance to the nearest settlement of any size. We have also marked the areas that result in the most fatalities per year due to environmental factors (Dehydration, starvation, exposure, etc). Appendix one displays causes of death in the Californian wilderness whilst Appendix 2 shows the extremes of temperatures upon the earth.



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Hardest Places to Survice On Earth Kaktovik- 498km Grise Fiord- 700km Daneborg- 428km Russkoye Ustye- 80km Adamstown 2403km Edinburgh of the Seven Seas- 2736km McMurdo Station- 3476km Key * Dense Population / No Roads Sparsely Populated X Complete Desolation = Furthest Towns From Civilization How You can Die Most Common Causes of Death in the Californian Wilderness Most Dangerous Terrain PLACE - (Deaths per year) 1. Sahara Desert - 2000 2. Amazon Jungle - 1000 3. Andes - 200 4. North Canada - 80 5. American Rockies - 56 6. Mount Everest - 2 Cause of Death Cardiac - 13 Drown - 12 Fall - 12 Motor Accident - 8 Plane Crash - 5 Natural Causes - 4 Gunshot - 2 Asthma - 1 Avalanche - 1 Drug Overdoes - 1 Hypothermia - 1 Shark Attack - 1 Volcano - 1 Trauma - 1 Unknown - 10 Total = 78 Hot or Cold? Temperature Hottest Place on eart Lut Desert Iran 70c Hottest inhabited Place Dallot Ethiopia 106F (41c) Coldest Inhabited Place Oymyakon, Russia 51F (46c) Coldest place on earth Ridge A, Antarctica 94F (70c)