Essential Winter Gear - All included in the price!
It is safe to say that winter in the UK is now upon us once again. As we prepare ourselves for the usual routine of becoming reacquainted with our favourite overcoat, and gingerly waiting inside the tube stations for the rain to subside, it's not all doom and gloom. The silver lining is that whilst we put up with our dreary UK weather we can be safe in the knowledge that there are destinations with a picture postcard winter wonderland waiting to be experienced. Now is the perfect time to start planning your escape to such a place.
However, unlike a summer holiday where quite often just swimming trunks and a towel would suffice, it is very important to have the right equipment to prepare you for winter conditions and unfortunately this can often end up as being a rather costly exercise. But do not despair – Exodus have created the perfect solution…
At Basecamp Oulanka - Finland, we include the hire of all the essential, top of the range kit that is needed to stay warm, dry and more importantly enjoying yourself when out exploring your snow-covered playground. This means that all you need to do is pack a light bag of your own personal kit and casual clothes and the rest is taken care of for you.
If you were to try and do this yourself you will quickly realise that from the sheer volume of equipment that is needed; dragging all of this, plus your personal luggage, to the airport and attempting to squeeze it onto the plane can be a stressful operation. Not to mention the hundreds of pounds that you will be paying for all of this in the first place.
See a video and kit list below for the equipment included in the price of your holiday with Exodus.
From left to right: 1) Salomon winter mittens. 2) BC beanie hat. 3) BC fleece gloves. 4) Thermos flask, 0,5l. 5) Salomon Scrambler winter boots (for overall use and snowshoeing). 6) Salomon Escape 5 XC ski boots. 7) North Ice backpack. 8) Roll mat. 9) Petzl tikkina 2 head torch. 10) MSR Denali evo snowshoes with modular tails. 11) Atomic teleskop tour poles. 12) BC shell jacket. 13) BC shell trousers. 14) BC fleece under/midlayer trousers. 15) BC fleece under/midlayer 1/2 zip shirt. 16) BC fleece mid layer trousers. 17) BC fleece mid layer full zip jacket. 18) Salomon Snowscape 7 XC touring skis. (Key: BC = Basecamp branded)
Currently we run three exciting and varied trips through Basecamp Oulanka (see related trips below), each with jam-packed itineraries and all including this equipment into the price. Even the family trip - Finnish Winter Adventure includes all of the necessary equipment for the youngest of adventurers.