Yeah and don't forget the barefoot 10km walk through 2m of snow at -30C to school, uphill *both* ways, on the days we were lucky enough to get off from the mill and were allowed to go to school!
Heck, even our professional football (Yes soccer!) team early on learned to play in the snow. In their season opening home game of their very first season here (Played in an open stadium.) they played in -5C temps with a -15C wind chill and a snowstorm that dropped 15cm of the white stuff.
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