Are You Ready for That New Outdoors Adventure? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
By Michael Lanza
We heard the young girl crying from a distance, even through the howling wind and mid-July snowstorm on Besseggen Ridge, in Norway’s mountainous Jotunheimen National Park. As we caught up with the family of five, I saw that she was maybe eight or nine years old—about the age my daughter was then—crying inconsolably and repeating one word over and over: “Cold! Cold!”
We stopped to ask if they were all right. I looked them over. The parents and two teenage boys were dressed for the extreme weather in good boots, enough insulation, and shells.
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