‘Nudies’ fight the cold in Antartica

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A BIZARRE nudist subculture has taken shape on the inhospitable, snowswept plains of Antarctica.

Visitors of all nationalities defy an average temperature of -50C and take part in variations of the traditional nudie run, independent scholar and author Chris Cormick revealed yesterday.

Dr Cormick spoke about the trend to the Antarctic Visions: Cultural Perspectives on the Southern Continent conference put on by the University of Tasmania this week.

He said Australians based at all three stations, Davis, Casey and Mawson, take part in the traditional “Bliz Run”, which obliges the loser of any bet or dare to strip off and run a lap of the accommodation block.

Full story: Antarctica’s nudist club Weird News – The Mercury – The Voice of Tasmania