Tim Turner, who heads Public Services at Loughborough College said: "Knowing how to dig snow holes
and build shelters is crucial to keeping you warm in extreme conditions.
As for shelter, Reinhold was all for making do with a bivvy bag, or trying to dig snow holes
Imagine what would have happened if they hadn't been properly equipped and had the knowledge which enabled them to make snow holes
in which to shelter until the conditions improved.
We learned a bit of avalanche training and digging snow holes
to go with the normal skiing.
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.
If you like we can try our hand at making snow holes
when we get there.
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.