/ Building a snow cave

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morphus on 28 Sep 2008 - 88-104-166-48.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
nz Cragrat on 28 Sep 2008
In reply to morphus:

Interesting. I usually make it higher so I can sit up, have ever hardly used a saw and hardly ever have the trench going so far in (floor space).
Jamie B - on 28 Sep 2008
In reply to morphus:

Believe me, in poor weather and in the circumstances which might dictate an enforced snow cave, you ain't going to have time or energy to dig something that spacious!
Marmot Catcher - on 02 Oct 2008
In reply to morphus: Good video and looks a pretty efficient way of building a snow shelter, albeit on the luxury side for survival - but no where near the type of luxury you can get if you've got hours to waste! One problem in Scotland is getting the depth of snow (into the hill) - so often snow shelters have to be dug across the hill rather than into it...
Marmot Catcher - on 03 Oct 2008
In reply to Marmot Catcher: A few pics of the biggest snow hole I've ever dug - 5 of us slept in it and had standing room corridor area, shelves etc - bit OTT but very comfortable!

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=99000

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=99001
Billy the fish - on 03 Oct 2008
In reply to Marmot Catcher: The snowhole looks good but you need to replace your camera, the pics have gone all "readers' wives".

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