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Delicious Recipes To Try On Your Next Winter Camping Trip

Delicious Recipes To Try On Your Next Winter Camping Trip

Best Recipes on a Winter Camping Trip

Camping in the mountain is a unique thing that every sports person wants to do. Whether planning to go out skiing, mountain cycling, trekking, or other sport that demands to enhance the body stamina, the best thing is heading to the mountain for some nights. But your camping up the mountain will yield more only if you make the right recipes. Here are three recipes that every camper heading to the mountain looks forward to.

The Omelette wedges

 Ingredients

  • 3 spring onion
  • 200 grams of potatoes
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 rashes of well-smoked bacon
  • 1 teaspoon of English mustard
  • 85 grams of mature cheddar
  • 2 standard size tomatoes

The recipe will take about 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

The procedure

  • Chop the spring onion and slice the potatoes (no need for peeling; simply boil until tender).
  • Snip the smoked bacon into small pieces and start frying with a pan. Stir the bacon as it fries until it becomes pink. Then, add the chopped onion and continue stirring and tip the bacon into a large bowl. Clean the pan immediately.
  • Break all the eggs in one bowl and add salt, pepper, and mustard.
  • Grate your cheese and pour about half of it to the mixture of eggs with the already cooked potatoes, onions, and bacon. Stir well to mix everything. Heat about two spoons of oil and add into the mixture stirring to get at the bottom.
  • Heat the grill and put the Omelette to cook for about 3 minutes. At the moment, continue chopping the tomatoes and scatter them over the Omelette. Also, sprinkle using the grated cheese.
  • Once the Omelette sets at the base, but still looks eggy on the upper section. Place a frying pan under the grill so that all parts can cook. Once ready, remove the omelette from the grill and allow it to cool for about 6 minutes. Then, slice into wedges and serve hot with tea.

Hot caramel malted milk

Your best winter camping recipes should target delivering more nutrients and keep you warm when up in the mountain. The hot caramel malted milk is one of the most enthralling meals that no camper wants to miss.

The ingredients

  • 750 milliliters of whole milk
  • ½ x 397 grams of Nestle Carnation Caramel
  • 1 tablespoonful of malted milk powder

Procedure

  • Using a source pan, heat your milk with a caramel whisk until steaming
  • Then, spoon the malted milk into 4 cups and add the hot caramel milk on top.
  • Stir continuously to avoid getting lumps and serve when hot.

Cheesy scrambled egg croissants

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • A splash of milk
  • Four large croissants
  • A bunch of chives, snipped
  • 100 grams of grated cheddar

Procedure

  • On a bowl, whisk all the eggs, and add cheddar, and milk. You should also add some seasoning.
  • Pour the mixture into a source pan and start heating gently until softly scrambled.
  • Then, stir in the chives, open the croissants, and place your scrambled eggs inside.

 

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The Alps: Mountain Climate

The Alps: Mountain Climate

When the name Alps is mentioned anywhere, what comes into the mind is the “skiing paradise.” Its geography and climate make snow abundant which is ideal for skiing. The Alps location and different variations yield diverse climates in varying ranges. As you plan to head to the Alps for a skiing weekend or holiday, here is everything you need to know about mountain climate in the Alps.

The main climate influencers

The central location of the Alps exposes it to a wide range of influencers. From the west, relatively mild and moist air of the Atlantic regularly washes the Alps while cold air from the Arctic sweeps from the north. Besides, continental air masses that are dry & cold in winter and hot in summer sweep the vast mountains. From the south, warm Mediterranean air flows regularly bringing some warmth in the frozen mountain.

The daily weather of the Alps is determined by the specific location, passing cyclones, and respective winds. The impact of Alps topography on winds includes forcing warmer air from lower regions to rise, expanding and losing most of the heat. The impact is rapid precipitation in the form of snow.

Temperature extremes in the Alps

The extremities of temperatures experienced in the Alps are caused by the physiography of the mountain. At the valley bottoms, it is generally drier and warmer compared to the higher areas. During winter, all sections above 5000 feet experience precipitation in the form of snow. The snow can reach between 10 to 33 feet or more in depth. Starting from 6,600 feet up in the Alps, the snow is too much and blocks access to higher sections from November to May.

On the valley floors on the areas bordering the Mediterranean, the temperatures around January and February range from 23 degrees F to 39 degrees F. The temperatures rise steadily in springs and summer. Note that temperature inversions are common during winter and falls as valleys fill with fog and stagnating air. During summer, the temperatures in areas higher than 3,300 feet can be warmer compared to lower regions because of abundant radiation.

The Foehn winds

 Foehn wind that blows in the Alps can last between 2-3 days blowing in a north-south or south-north direction. The Foehn wind air mass cools adiabatically moving up the mountain towards the crest it causes precipitation and reducing the rate of cooling. If a Foehn wind descends on the dry/leeward side of the Alps, the air gets compressed, and temperature rises to a higher level at the same altitude it was when ascending. By taking the temperatures away from the higher altitude, the snow degenerates very fast.

Conclusion

The climate of the Alps differs greatly depending on the location, height, and respective winds. It is important to note that avalanches are very common when the winter is at the peak and snow more than 30 feet especially on the higher sections of the mountain. You should also follow the daily weather predictions to know the conditions to anticipate as you plan to go skiing.