Ever been anywhere realiy cold?
went to ottawa last year in february, not all that cold, -20 at night, -5 to -10 c daytime.Posted 4 years ago
loved it, and as mentioned already, didnt feel all that cold possibly because it was dry. (until you got even the slightest breeze, then the word windchill takes on a whole new meaning)
i also got to skate on the worlds largest skating rink, which i enjoyed.
Greenland in April – dunno what temps, but you didn’t want to be outside the tent too long after the sun went down. “Warm” in the sun, though.
Coldest was probably British Columbia in January. mostly not oo bad, between 0 and -15 most of the time (not too bad when it’s a dry cold, as above) but there were 2 weeks of -30 and below. That was parky.
What do you want to do while you’re there, Ton? Just be cold? Really North in the depths of winter will also be Really Dark, so a good slice of activities would be alcohol-fuelled.
Something in the Stans maybe? Or Mongolia?Posted 4 years agoLATSubscriber
I’m living in northern alberta at the moment. The coldest it got last winter was -45 *c. Without the wind. That is really cold. So cold that the air sparkles with ice crystals. It doesn’t snow that often here, but once it is on the ground it stays. Last year we got the first snow in October and it didn’t melt until May.
It is -8 today and snowing. By January -8 will/would feel warm! However, being so dry here it is easy to wrap up against the cold. The sky is usually blue and the sun big, if low, in the sky. This is my 3rd winter here and I like it. Much better than rain and grey sky.
Down to -25 is ‘ok’. Below that becomes painful. As such, if you are looking to go somewhere really cold aim for a destination that is guaranteed to be below -30 and go in the winter, rather than the autumn.
Every one interested in the outdoors should have a go at ‘really cold.’ It is quite an eye opener. The crazy thing is, people just get on with their day to day business (not that they have any choice) and when you get in your car, it starts when you turn the key!
Have a good holiday!Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
I’ve seen -30ish at midday in Canada – skiing though, so well wrapped up and active, though the chairlifts were bloody chilly even without much wind. Quite hard to breathe properly, though I am a bit asthmatiuc
We were quite worried about frostbite since the windchill while skiing along can be bad, but 2 balaclavas kept our faces
The overnight temps were lower of course and on TV there was a RayMears-alike geezer doing a survival show and sleeping in a shelter made of pine branches. I assume he lived 😯Posted 4 years agoirelanstMember
The ice hotel in Sweden. -12 outside in the day. -4 in your ‘room’
Did you go in the summer? it was -38 at night when we went! I got a telling off from my wife because I “let the cold in when I left the door open after a bathroom visit”. She slept in her thermals, normal clothes and the thermal suit, proper romantic it was.Posted 4 years ago
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