We went to Lapland, we camped in the snow, we did not die. It was awesome – if I had my way and/or was bold enough to tell my employers to stuff it, I’d want an access to a washing machine and sauna for a day and then I’d head back.
The default world is crazy and evil. It is full of clutter and noise and stuff and it drives me crazy. I have no idea how I will survive, and I fear the fact that I probably will very well. I probably should, though — considering that the default world is what provides the washing machines and saunas, I cannot completely think of getting rid of it.
Myth: For a beginning skier, it is easier to carry a backpack than pull a sledge. Busted. (Utterly, totally, completely busted.)
Myth: After going to the toilet, you can wipe with a ball of snow, and it is not even uncomfortable. Confirmed. (Yes – really.)
Myth: The vapor in the exhalation of three people can actually condense enough to make rain inside a tent. Confirmed. (But it is merely an annoyance, not a threat – you can dry things in freezing conditions.)
I am glad I went. Weather was mostly good (just one snow storm, a bit too warm the first days), the scenery was pure brilliance, and the experience alone well worth it. I tried to construct a Google map to show some locations and stuff, it turns out to be too much of hassle. Ask me for details face-to-face or on IRC if interested.