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Winter ML, Cairngorm Poo Project and a night in a snow hole

Winter ML, Cairngorm Poo Project and a night in a snow hole


by CurlyWurly » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:04 am

Date walked: 25/03/2010

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Re: Winter ML, Cairngorm Poo Project and a night in a snow hole

Postby CurlyWurly » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:53 pm

Paul Webster wrote:Was it actually a comfy night? I presume you'd have to put something round a down sleeping bag or was it not very wet inside...

It was not wet at all but because I had took my 4 season bag and it was 'down', to be on the safe side i slid it and my therm-a-rest inside the bivi bag.
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Re: Winter ML, Cairngorm Poo Project and a night in a snow hole

Postby mountain coward » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:06 pm

I heard you get dripped on? Didn't you get dripped on? I'd have thought with all the breathing going on, you would!
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Re: Winter ML, Cairngorm Poo Project and a night in a snow hole

Postby CurlyWurly » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:08 pm

mountain coward wrote:I heard you get dripped on? Didn't you get dripped on? I'd have thought with all the breathing going on, you would!

Yep that is correct but the trick is to smooth the ceiling with your shovel so the water runs to the side. Although we hacked up to close to the surface (the snow was about 1 and a half foot thick) we had managed to get it in a nice arch shape so all the water ran down the side :)
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