One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Temporarily blinded by the glare of light reflected by a large expanse of snow.
- ‘The leader, an American man, was stuck on the South Col, snow-blind with a dead radio.’
- ‘By morning three of the eight were completely snow-blind and all but two were in extreme pain.’
- ‘At 28,126 feet, exhausted from the delicate, perilous climbing and realizing that he was going snow-blind, Norton turned back.’
- ‘The next day the doctor is said to have been so completely snow blind that he entered Chamonix hanging on to the strap of his guide's knapsack.’
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