Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Alpine Tip 18: Attaching tent to the snow - reliable snow anchor

Camping in winter on ridges or summits? Then forget about using supplied tent pegs, or your tent one day will fly away, possibly with you inside.

We use home-made snow anchors made from a trekking pole.

Those who doubted the strength of this anchor were offered to pull it out off the snow next morning. Nobody ever succeeded to extract it easily without tools and much swearing. Convincing. 

Bonus tip: to strengthen the anchor even more, pour some water on top of it, so it will freeze into a solid ball.

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