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snow hole

n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering a shelter dug in deep usually drifted snow. Also called: snow cave
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Two walkers from Norfolk missing 3,000ft up in the Cairngorms overnight were yesterday found safe after digging snow holes to shelter in.
Other episodes have seen Grylls dropped by parachute into jungles and deserts, surviving for days by eating snakes, sleeping in snow holes and wrapping a urine-soaked T-shirt around his head to combat dehydration.
About 800 people a year stay overnight in snow holes dug from the frozen snow in Cairngorm National Park.
Dispel thoughts of frozen Norwegians packed into snow holes, patiently waiting for a shaft of sunlight before they can defrost their herring.
During their first week the reservists had to learn to ski, build shelters such as snow holes and endure the sub-zero temperatures.
They will sleep in mountain tents and igloos and will be trained to survive in snow holes.
I will be sleeping in snow holes, snow-shoe walking, ice climbing and practising my fall and arrest techniques," he said.
Griff will be doing it all himself - from scrambling down scree to riding ridges, building snow holes, sleeping in tents and climbing, climbing, climbing.
In Iraq temperatures reached 50C, which was made worse by the fact we had to wear flak jackets, whereas in Norway we were sleeping in snow holes, wrapped up in heavy fleeces.
They create shelters by digging snow holes and are thrown in to numbing water holes cracked in the ice, where death is only minutes away.