My goodness. I’d never been so cold in my life until I moved to Iowa. It’s not unusual for the temperature to be -20c/-4f on a daily basis, it can even get lower than this! I honestly thought temperatures that low only existed in the poles…not in a country where the summers are 30c/86f! Here are my (not so serious) Midwest winter survival tips!
When flicking through a list of ‘adventure activities’ on offer in Whistler, Canada, Glacier Hiking caught my eye. I’m not THAT fit but I’d never really witnessed snow in summer and especially not a giant glacier, so the chance to hike up one in August definitely caught my interest. I signed up for a half day tour, climbing up Whistler Mountain with Whistler Alpine Guides. A tour is a MUST. The route I took was closed to the general public.