Winter Camping in Spades

posted Dec 29, 2018, 7:32 AM by Paul Wagner
Most hikers, including us, take a bit of a rest during the winter.  The idea of very cold temperatures, lots of snow, and short daylight hours making winter camping, and especially winter backpacking, seem less attractive.  So we stay home and wait for spring.

With that in mind, We'd like to draw your attention to 33 year old Colin Brady, who has just hiked across Antarctica without any help:  no dogs, no horses, no snowmobiles, kites, or food drops.  He just started on one side and walked to the other, pulling everything he needed on a sled.  And Louis Rudd of the UK was only a few days behind him, doing the same thing.   They are now both finished, recovering from their ordeal and celebrating.

Admittedly, they had long daylight hours in the Southern Hemisphere.  But it still makes our complaints about snow seem a bit trivial.

Here's a link to the story on the BBC---scroll down for more info.