Telephone orders
0844 272 3444
Fast UK Delivery

I’m thinking about summer cold!

Don’t you just love it when you read a blog – even a blog by one of your colleagues here at Icegripper! – that sets you thinking. And so I started to think about cold places in the world, where icepgrippers might be very useful right now – and Alaska popped up. While some parts of Alaska do have lovely weather in summer, the Northern Interior area boasts the record for the lowest temperature, when the mercury fell to a staggering -79.8° F (-62° C) at Prospect Creek in 1971. That is cold!

ICEGRIPPER summer coldAccording to the stats the lowest annual “normal” temperature is 9.3° F (-12.6° C) at Barrow. (This is also a US record). And while Alaskan summers can actually be quite lovely, depending on where you are in the country, the record for the lowest Summer “normal” temperature between June and August is 36.4° F (2.4° C) at Barrow. Sometimes our friends in Scotland have complained of similar!

The lowest winter normal temperature from December to February is recorded as a very chilly -15.7° F (-26.5° C) at Barter Island.

Snowy Swiss pass

And in some parts of Europe, it might be summer but there is still cold, ice and snow. A picture spotted on Facebook this week showed snow many metres deep on the Great St Bernard Pass. With an elevation of 2469m, this Swiss pass is the third highest road pass in the country. It connects Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland to Aosta in Italy. It is actually the lowest pass lying on the ridge between the two highest summits of the Alps, Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa but it has snow lying year-round.

Chills down under

And, of course, down under is well into its winter season. Australia and New Zealand have winter while we have summer. In Australia, snow falls on the east coast, in the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. There is a regular snow season in several areas, which have seasonal ski tourism industries. Sometimes snow has even been reported in the mountains of South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland though this is rare.

In New Zealand, snow is common in winter. New Zealand's South Island and southern parts of the North Island, and extremely rare in the northern parts of the North Island.

So, if you are heading to these areas of the world – or you know people who live there – a set of ice grips will be an asset.

Lightweight ice grips for summer cold

Yaktrax WalkerEzyshoesYaktrax Walker Perfect for lighter walking situations or when there is a thinner layer or ice or snow. They fit easily to all kinds of shoes, for both men and women.

Pull on Ice grip: Lightweight, compact and budget friendly. A great “just in case” buy.

WinterTrax for Her: Traction for heeled shoes. Who knows when you might need these?

EzyShoes Walk Strong, light, flexible and easy to use. Need we say more?

Stabilicers Lite: Make everyday, wherever you are, seem like a walk in the park.

Tell us what you think of when you think: "summer cold."?  We'd love to hear your stories, or see your photo's - share them with us by posting on our Facebook, Twitter or G+ pages

youtube logo    facebook  linkedin  google+  

 Walk, work, run and play on winter ice and snow with ICEGRIPPER

Posted in IceGripper News by ff Posted in Information by ff