Igloo expedition tour

What about pulling your pulka to the most pristine place you can think of, spending the afternoon building a beautiful igloo and sleeping lulled by the sound of the mountains?
 
Our most challenging yet rewarding experience in this category:

It will give you a taste of what a winter expedition feels like, still allowing for a cozy sleep in your self-built igloo!

Duration: 2 days

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 490.- p.P.

Date: December to march

Free places left

Adventure ID: 10/202103

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri

Meeting point: Hospental, 6493

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Participants: 3-8 guests

Services: Exped Tribe guiding, half board, group material

Requirements: 

No experience in igloo building necessary. Generally fit and able to hike at least 5 hours with heavy backpack.

Intended Schedule:

 

Day 1 - 09:00

At the meeting point we organize our equipment and walk comfortably to the location where we will set up the igloo camp. We will tell you one of our favorite places in the canton of Uri, lots of sun and breathtaking views included! 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. Now it's time to go snowshoeing again! We look for an avalanche-safe and beautiful peak, which we will summit. After returning to the base camp, we can have a snack, pack the pulka and backpacks and start our way back to civilization without any hurry. End of the adventure is at about 16:00

 

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

  • Winter sleeping bag, CHF 30.00

  • Insulated inflatable mat, CHF 25.00

 

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 alpine guide

mountain-guide

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!