„Whiteout is a weather condition in which visibility and contrast are severely reduced by snow and diffuse lighting from overcast clouds.“ (from Wikipedia)
What a great day to explore untrodden ground and discover the Void. Chances of getting lost? Pretty good, if you are not familar with the area. Reference points? None! – Hmm, well… your partner. If you’re an expert with the altimeter and the compass – or if you have a GPS device, you can greatly increase your chances to find your way back – after snow and wind have taken care of your tracks. Otherwise, good luck and get ready for the bivvy!