build'n'sleep

An adventure of the extra class for young and old!

 

In an idyllic and dreamlike location we will build our Igloo,

big enough to spend the night in it.


Get ready for crystal clear starry skies!

Duration: 1 day

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 249.- p.P.

Date: December to April

Free places left

Adventure ID: 10/202101

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri

Meeting point: Hospental, 6493​​​​​​​

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Participants: 4-10 guests

Services: Exped Tribe guiding, half board, group material

Requirements: 

No experience in igloo building necessary. Generally fit and able to hike at least 2 hours.

Intended Schedule:

 

Day 1 - 11:00

At the meeting point we organize our equipment and walk comfortably to the location where we will set up the igloo camp. Now the time has come for a lot of manual work and skill to set up a stable and beautiful construction where we will spend the night!
 

19:00

After a hard day's work, the time has come for a rewarding dinner. We'll cook warming camping style meals for you, enjoy the silence of the night, and stargaze. Winter nights are cold but crystal clear!
When the time comes, we slip into our sleeping bags and enjoy a restful night's sleep - the temperature in the Igloo is usually 0 degrees, this even though it is much colder outside!

 

Day 2 - 08:00

We wake up gently and enjoy another warm tea and breakfast. We pack our things and hike back to the starting point without leaving any traces of our journey.

 

Additional service: fondue

For an extra charge of 20.- CHF it is possible to enjoy a tasty fondue for dinner. Please request this extra service in advance.

Execution: 

We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form

Material



Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Spare underwear (the warmest you have)
  • Warm snow pants, warm base layer & sweater
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Breathable clothes
  • Beanie, gloves, balaclava
  • Two pairs of long and warm socks


Miscellaneous:

  • Warm shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Water bottle
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Backpack (20-40l)


Technical equipment:

  • Trekking poles
  • Snowshoes


For the overnight stay:

  • Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature -10°/-25°)
  • Sleeping mat (insulated preferably)
  • ISO mat
  • Cutlery (fork/knife/spoon/cup/bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to minimum)
  • Other camping equipment, if available


Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Half board: included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.


Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant
  • Protective masks (2 per day)


Rental equipment:

  • Trekking poles, CHF 15.00

  • Snowshoes, CHF 35.00

Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

Free places left

On request

Your adventure guide: 

Exped Tribe ​​​​​​​member

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Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

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Worth knowing:

 

- The location can be adapted depending on the snow conditions 

- This adventure is for young and old, everyone can help build the igloo!