Well the quick and easy answer is no! But could I mount a half arsed trek without dying in the first week?
Putting aside the small matters of actual training, physical conditioning and having any idea of what I am doing, could I raid the kit cupboard and come up with the gear to do the job?
Shelter – Hilleberg Nammatj 2 GT Tent. Boom! Polar capable tent right there!
Sleeping Bag – North Face Inferno +0. A -18C bag is a little on a cool side, but made worse by the fact that the -18 isn’t the ‘comfort’ rating. The comfort is about -10C, but I could combine it with a down quilt.
Sleeping Mat – Exped Downmat 9. Good down to -38.
Stove – SOTO Muka. Running on Coleman Fuel, should do OK. Might need some spares though…
Pots n Pans – Too many options. I’m covered.
Food – A weeks worth of Mountain House, Good To Go, Fuizion and Cliff bars.
So I have shelter and some warmth, but I need to move around?
Hats and balaclava – enough to equip a small expedition.
Goggles and sunglasses – Jublo goggles and glacier sunglasses should keep the eyes in good nick.
Buff – again a few lying around!
Socks – Good old wool Bridgedales.
Boots – Insulated Merrel Iceclaws. Would be ok to a few below zero, but likely to lose my toes in a polar region!
Baselayers – A combination of Rab MeCo’s (various thicknesses) and Brynje tops would keep my torso toasty. Leg coverage is a bit lacking, with Rab MeCo 120’s.
Trousers – Craghopper Lined Kiwis, hmm Ok I might lose my legs along with the toes.
Midlayers – Fleeces, shirts, PHD wafer down and more Rabs.
Outer layers – Rab Vapourise, Rab Strata and a Rab Boltaro Guide should be OK if the weathers nice and I’m moving. I have down jackets (micro and thicker) for sitting around. Though I got cold wearing a micro down jacket AND a thick down jacket when sat around at Everest basecamp and that was only -10!
No skis or snowshoes mean I’m unlikely to go far!
So I can conclude that I will survive a few days but be pretty much camp bound. Might actually have to go out and use this gear once in a while!