I spent the run up to Christmas with Ken ice climbing in Switzerland. The Alpkit budget wouldn’t stretch to a nice warm guest house so we made do with a tent instead. Despite sleeping 4 nights at temperatures below -10 we survived with all 10 toes intact to bring back this mini video diary.
Here are just a few nuggets of information from the trip:
Putting on and off snow chains is best done with no gloves on, better to have cold hands for five minutes than wet gloves for the rest of the trip
You cannot stop condensation in a tent, you just have to live with it
Chocolate milk shake powder doesn’t make hot chocolate
Don’t believe cooking times on packets
Snow tires are a good idea, as is decent antifreeze
Sometimes if you can’t understand somebody it might be because they are speaking a different language to the one you were expecting