300 Club

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The 300 Club is the name given to those who have endured a range of temperature of 300° Fahrenheit (166°C) within a very short time. The practice originated at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.

The Ceremonial South Pole, which 300 Club participants must run around.

Participants in the 300 Club wait for a day when the temperature drops to −100°F (-73°C) for more than a few minutes, generally in the winter. Those taking part first warm up in a sauna heated to 200°F (93°C) for as long as 10 minutes.[1] Then they run naked in the snow to the Geographic South Pole, running around it in the −100°F weather.[2] After this, they usually warm themselves back in the sauna again, often with the aid of alcoholic beverages.[3]

There are several patches made to commemorate the occasion that are entitled to be worn by those who have joined the 300 Club.

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  1. ^ "Week 37 300 Club".
  2. ^ "South Pole's 300 Club not for the cold-blooded". Reuters.
  3. ^ "There's exclusive clubs, then there's the South Pole's '300 Club'".

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