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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.

 

 

 

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Top Europe Ski Destinations

Top Europe Ski Destinations

Are you searching for the top Europe Ski Destination? Europe has established itself as the ultimate skiing heaven for people who want to get a special thrill every winter. Whether you are a novice or have skied severally, the following ski destinations will make your winter more enthralling and unforgettable.

Val Thorens

Val Thorens is a famous resort for being the highest located hotel. It is located at 2,300 meters above sea level and is, therefore, the best in the globe with 3 vallees. Here, visitors can enjoy the best skiing atmosphere to ensure that their holiday is unique, sporty, and stylish. Check them out to book your ticket, have some very good time with skiing coaches, and ski like a professional.

Alps d’Huez

This is a paradise for people who cherish lots of snow and outdoor activities. It is a great ski resort with a long history tracing back to 1936. It is located at a1860 meters altitude on the Famous Grandes Rousses ranges. Skiers enjoy the panoramic view of the expansive French section. This is not all. Travel to The Alps d’Huez to also enjoy a host of other cultural events, sports, and outdoor activities.

Francois Longchamp

St. Francois Longchamp is located between 1650 meters and 1450meters of altitude that provide an expansive stretch of ski area. One unique thing about the area is that it has something for all. Whether you are a pro, old, young, team, or even entire family, be sure of getting a thrill of a lifetime in this picturesque region. For little children, this destination is ideal for dog sledge sliding and PiouPiou lessons while more experienced people go for group sledging and night skiing.

Barqueira Beret

This is a full resort that has 3 main sections, Bonaigua, Baqueira, and Beret that have unique characteristics and well-positioned pistes for skiers. If you are a novice, the idea place is Beret which is accessible on foot and ski trails are not as steep. However, professional skiers can opt to use Bonaigua or Baqueira that are steeper and ideal for bigger challenges.

Are Resort

When skiers describe Are as the best paradise; it is the plain truth. This Swedish resort is among the largest in North Europe and has some of the best ski trails. Whether you want simple ski sessions for novices and children or very challenging experience, you are sure of getting the best at Are. The adjacent slopes are also ideal for telemark, snowboarding, and even carving to guarantee skiers of events diversity.

Saalbach Hinterglemm

This ski destination is located in Austria and is the largest in the country. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm resorts use modern lifts to take skiers to ski in or ski out on the smooth fascinating mountain slopes. The unique thing about Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm is that trainers will always be with you until you can make the perfect moves to enjoy every minute of it.

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5 Top Winter Mountain Activities

5 Top Winter Mountain Activities

As people usher in winter after a long period of warm climate, the joy that comes with it cannot be hidden. It is time to get outdoors and head to the mountains. With snow and more snow everywhere, the long winter will no doubt be more enthralling. To enjoy even more whether alone, as a team, or with the entire family, take some moment to figure out about the best activities. In this post, we bring you 5 top winter mountain sports that you should do this winter.

Skiing

Skiing is the most enthralling activity when mountains get covered with snow. To ski, you will need to get to the highest point of the mountain mainly using pistes, mountain lifts, and helicopters in some cases. Wearing the skis, you slide down following the snowline and changing the angle of motion to alter the speed. If you want to enjoy even more, you can consider skiing at night and accelerate at full speed when going past the well-lit trails.

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is trekking through the mountain to experience the nature’s diversity. The activity involves a group of snowshoers who walk through different trails to sample mountain wildlife, vegetation, and culture of the local communities. If you drove to the resort, this is a great activity to connect with local communities and learn something about their cultures. It is important to have a guide when trekking on the mountain in winter.

Snow tubing

If you want to slide on snow with the entire family especially little children, a better way to catch the thrill is tubing. You take a mountain lift, sit on different tubes, and slide down the magic carpet holding hands to the foot of the hill. You can also snow tube as a team or even individually on smooth trails.

Soak in hot springs

There is nothing as enthralling as enjoying a naturally heated Jacuzzi in a winter resort. Take some moment to select the resorts with natural hot springs or are located close to them such as Piestany in Slovakia and Bains De Dorres in France. The springs give a unique opportunity to enjoy nature and appreciate its mysteries.

Go for a mountain tour on a hot air balloon

When snow covers the mountain, it forms enthralling picturesque sceneries. Using a hot air balloon, you can move up to the highest point seeing steep cliffs, falling snow, and people skiing from top to bottom. A balloon will also help you to see massive slow moving down (avalanches) in steeper areas to appreciate the uniqueness of nature.