Heading for the Alps for spring ski touring? Getting your EU travel gear together makes for stress-free fun.
It’s been our experience that quite a few of the 110/220 plug adapters available are too wide to fit the standard Western European round outlet. When you’re stressed out and trying to make time through the old country, you don’t want this fail. The concierge in your hotel might be clean out of adapters, due to demand caused by this bad gear. Test at home! As a tester I bought a cheap outlet on Amazon, and discovered most of our adapters needed plastic filed off the sides, otherwise they had to be jammed into the outlet so aggressively I was concerned something would shatter. I had to yank them out with pliers. You don’t want to be doing that at Gate B42, Frankfurt International, as you won’t have pliers! Ye have been warned.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain. For more about Lou, please see his personal website at https://www.loudawson.com/ (Blogger stats: 5 foot 10 inches (178 cm) tall, 160 lbs (72574.8 grams).