How to set up a bombproof snow camp
IN LATE APRIL I spent 11 days snow camping in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska with the ultimate goal of climbing and skiing some big peaks in the area. Though we’d never undertaken a trip like this an environment as extreme as what we encountered in Alaska, my partners — Chopo Diaz and Claudio Vicuña — and I all had extensive experience living in snowy environments elsewhere in the world.
Thanks to this experience, extensive planning, and the right gear, we had a comfortable and successful trip. Here are some photos and advice on living like royalty in the kingdom of the gods.