January 28, 2017 Youth Impact

The Guide to Survival in Snowy Mountains

Adventurous men have always possessed the quest for exploring nature. That is why wilderness is their best friend. But the adventure reaches its peak when snow falls on the ground with its variable characteristics.

Survival for such adventure experts can become pretty tough in extreme snowy conditions. So, a guide to the true adventure serves best to stay on an edge of adventure but close to survival. A checklist and some commonsense with scientific facts is what will make the survival easier. As we know it, the fittest survives.

Survival in snow is an ancient idea. People from the past have survived snow storms and ice age but the human species has somehow found the ways to adapt itself to severe environmental conditions.

As evident snow not only makes the tracks difficult but also blocks the availability of natural resources and emergency contacts. So apart from recreation, some adventure experts can easily find themselves stranded in the snowy mountains. So, staying equipped and facing the challenges is the best solution. And here is how.


“Happiness in snow comes from making smart decisions”

Image source: Northwestnatureshop


The Ups and Downs of the trek

It is important to know everything about the trek and the location. When I say everything then I mean everything. From natural phenomenon’s such as landslides, minimum temperatures, availability to survival resources to emergency facilities. Making a checklist of these will keep the adventurer prepared for anything.


Don’t compromise

Resources are a must. If you lack even a single item, then it is always advisable not to go for the snowy adventure. The best example being, if polypropylene is required then cotton cannot be an alternative.


Avoid drive and head to walk

Sleets and slides are uncertain but something that stays firm is the foot. So avoid the use of heavy cars in order to commute and stick to walking. Walking in snow can be as difficult as walking in sand, so a particular walking posture is often adopted by experts to avoid slip offs.


Watch and learn

An alert pair of eyes with a quick mind is what serves the best. Storm warnings and timings are often predictable by judging the weather closely. So keep a look at the sky along with a watch on the wrist.


Feet being the problem

It is necessary to stay warm and comfy. But how can one manage when the feet have to remain stuck in snow 24/7. A multiple layer of socks with high sole air resistant shoes are best. A big tip: workable is always worm. So, keep doing activities and your natural energy will help you out.

These tips will help you in your next adventure so try to follow them and again DON’T COMPROMISE.


-Annosha Durrani

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