BUILD'N'SLEEP Igloo Adventure
Duration: 1 1/2 Days
Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri
Price: 350 CHF p.P.
Dates: 28.01.2023 18.02.202315.03.2023or on request
A group and family adventure in a class of its own, suitable for young and old. We build our igloo in an idyllic location, big enough to spend the night in. We enjoy the starry sky and celebrate the successful building day with a delicious fondue.
Generally Fit and able to hike for at least 2 hrs. Fit for several hrs of strenuous physical labor.
No previous experience necessary
Spend the night in a self-made igloo
The sky slowly turns pink and the peaks that line up seem even more dramatic and rugged than they looked in the daylight. It is a beautiful natural spectacle. The sun stops warming and we just finished building our igloo. It was an exhausting yet instructive day where we learned many things about building igloos. Sawing snow blocks, preparing spirals, placing igloo domes: Building igloos is an art that requires some know-how and intuition! By the time we finished, night had already caught up with us. Meanwhile, the fondue is simmering over the gasoline stove we entrust for these tours, waiting for hungry participants. The sky fills with stars, the visibility is crystal clear and the air is ice cold. We take a sip of mulled wine and toast to the successful day, chat for a bit, and then settle into the self-built igloo, where we are embraced by warm sleeping bags. Inside the igloo, the temperature is about 0°, even though it can be up to -20° outside. Our igloo adventures are as unique as you are: that’s why we plan them carefully and adventurously, so that we will have an unforgettable adventure full of breathtaking views, exercise and fun in the snow.
Some areas where we offer our igloo overnights are:
Andermatt, Airolo, Engelberg, Melchsee-Frutt, Zermatt, Muota Valley, Klausen Pass, Urseren Valley, Susten Pass, Grosstal, Erstfeld valley, Lidernen, Furka Pass and many more.
The perfect offer if you want to experience a two-day igloo adventure in alpine surroundings and combine it with fantastic views.
Your benefits with Exped Tribe:
Local and multilingual mountain guide
who will document the trip with professional recordings and look after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.
of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, familiar atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We are happy to accept special requests!
We offer Alpine gourmet cuisine, completely without meat/fish!
Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of your trees and will be able to follow their growth.
Cost-effective rental materials such as winter sleeping bags, expedition tents and much more are at your disposal
Planned schedule of the Igloo Build’n’Sleep
At the meeting point we organize our equipment and walk pleasantly to the location where we will set up the igloo camp. Now it means a lot of manual work and skill to set up a stable and beautiful construction in which we will spend the night. Brick by brick we build our new home, which can accommodate 2 to 4 people. Sawing snow blocks, setting them correctly and digging an underground entrance: building igloos is not easy, but it is incredibly fun.
Winter nights are cold but crystal clear: In the evening you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a fine fondue under the stars, and toast with your new friends about the successful day. When the time comes, we slip into our sleeping bags and enjoy a restful sleep. The temperature in the igloo is usually around 0°, even if it is much colder outside!
We wake up gently and enjoy another warm tea and breakfast with breathtaking views. We pack our things and hike back to the starting point. The pictures of the adventure will be taken by a professional photographer. So you can prove to everyone what you have experienced really extraordinary!
Countdown counter until the next Igloo overnight
Important info about your adventure
- Hard shell jacket
- Spare underwear (the warmest you have)
- Warm ski touring pants, warm base layer & sweater
- Soft shell or fleece jacket
- Hat, gloves, balaclava
- Two pairs of long and warm socks
- Ski goggles
- Sun and lip lotion
- Drinking bottle and thermos flask
- Ev. camera and powerbank
- Backpack (60-80l)
- Trekking poles
- LVS set (avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel)
For the overnight
Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature -10°/-25°)
Insulated sleeping mat
Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)
Other camping material, if available
- Exped Tribe Leader
- Half board
- Professional photo and video reportage
- Group material
Snacks (to increase the energy level again): This is eaten between breakfast and dinner and taken along for appropriate days. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars are suitable. So that your backpack is not too heavy, you should not take too much food with you.
Half board (included): Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We do our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical challenges. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs
- Trekking poles, CHF 15.00
- Snowshoes, CHF 35.00
- LVS set, CHF 25.00
The location can be adjusted depending on snow conditions.
If you are not a fan of fondue and mulled wine, we will cook a warm camping style meal for you. Please let us know your desired food in advance.
This adventure is suitable for young and old, everyone can help build the igloo.
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