Tatra Multiactivity 6th Feb

OK, so who else is going?

...I'm seriously thinking about it. Either this one or the Finnish one as I'd like to get to see the Northern lights. Can't decide!

zeetrie

I have just booked the last place on the trip (so they tell me). I am an Exodus virgin and have no idea what I have let myself in for.  A bit of reassurance would be most welcome and greatly appreciated :-)

PaulS

Yup, also an Exodus virgin & somewhat curious/apprehensive!  Used to ski in the winter but my knees gave it up a few years ago.  Really looking forward to it now.  Never been to the area before at all.

When I booked - ages ago - there was a possibility the trip might not go ahead for lack of numbers.  Now it's full - I reckon that has to be a good omen.  You flying out from Gatwick?  I'm going out from Manchester the day before & staying in Krakow overnight - meeting the Gatwick flight at Krakow airport on the Saturday morning to join the group transfer to Zdiar.

zeetrie

never thought of doing that.. flying from manchester the day before i mean :-) all a bit last minute to be honest. Was gonna fly from liverpool the same day but would have meant forking out £140 for my own transfer to Zdiar :-o so i have opted for plan b.. train to gatwick the day before, stay in a pod thing overnight and join the group flight.

I have never done any winter sports so this is all very new to me. Very nervous and excited!  Unfortunately, as I left it late to book, I believe I am staying in a different pension to the main group :-( there is apparently another female in the same position though so hopefully won't be a total billy :-)

Any tips on things i definitely need to bring that i probably havent even thought of. Bought loads of stuff but really aint got a clue!!

PaulS

Decent sunglasses - and something to hold them on if only a bit of string.  Hat likewise.  Personally I like a headband to keep my ears warm when it's not cold enough for a hat, but some people hate 'em!  Sun cream/block & lipsalve.  Sun protection is easy to forget when you think about winter sports.  (It'll probably rain all week now....)  Water resistant gloves - your hands will probably go in the snow a lot!  I'm just taking ordinary walking boots for snowshoeing - if you have gaiters to stop snow going in the top, so much the better.  Special boots for cross-country skiing are provided, as I understand it.  Trousers need to be loose and/or stretchy - plenty freedom of movement.  Lots of thin-to-medium layers & small backpack to put them in: likely to be cold 1st thing in the morning, but snowshoeing & cross-country are warm work - then you cool off again when you take a break, so need to be able to adjust.  Waterproofs - in case it's not cold enough & snow gets wet - also live in the backpack.  Something to carry a drink in - water-bottle, thermos as you wish.

zeetrie

wow!! that's some list! think i have most things covered but will need to hit the shops again for some other things you have mentioned. Thanks very much. greatly appreciated. Getting quite excited now :-D

PaulS

Don't get too carried away - you don't want to end up paying excess baggage!

zeetrie

very good point!  digital scales at the ready!! :-)

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