Igloo building workshop

Igloo building workshop

Imagine you lost in winter in the mountains, the night begins to fall and the temperature to drop. You have no alternative but to bivouac in the snow. Fortunately you have a minimum of equipment and knowledge that will allow you to create a makeshift shelter so that you can spend the night "warm". The mountain leaders of the Annecy Guides office offer a workshop "building a snow shelter" which is aimed at both experienced skiers and snowshoers and beginners. The objective of the day is to learn the basics of building a snow shelter. Depending on the snow conditions, the quality of the snow and the environment, you will have to adapt and use the most appropriate technique.
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Building a snow shelter

Building a snow shelter

Highlights of the outing

  • A new experience of snowshoeing.
  • A workshop to learn how to build a snow shelter.

Up From 300m to 400m Down From 300m to 400m 1h30 to 2h walk

Meet at 9am at the col de la croix Fry for a briefing and a meeting with your mountain leader.

It's time to put on your snowshoes and head off across the Plateau des Follières in search of the best place (depending on the snow and weather conditions of the day) to carry out our snow shelter construction workshop. Organized in small groups (3 or 4 depending on the number of participants), you will learn to build a type of shelter (Jurassic shelter, Norwegian shelter, snowdrift shelter, trench shelter). At the end of the construction, we will compare the advantages and disadvantages of each technique.

Return in the afternoon.

Level required for this outing: Intermediate (See the article on snowshoe levels for self-assessment)

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Igloo building workshop

The price include
Supervision by a qualified mountain leader.
The loan of snowshoes, sticks, a shovel and a probe.
The price does not include
Picnic lunch.
Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
Everything that is not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Number of participants
COLLECTIVE OUTING: Confirmed outings only from 5 people booked / niche. Groups can be formed up to a maximum of 10 participants / 1 mountain leader.
Participant’s personal equipment
Warm, high and waterproof hiking or snow shoes (no Moon Boot or low-top sneakers!!!) suitable for snowshoeing, warm, breathable clothing adapted to the weather (fleece, down jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket, gloves or mittens, hat), backpack for picnics or snacks, water (1L for half days to 2L for full days), sunscreen, cap, sunglasses (mask in strong wind)

Do not hesitate to contact us for an equipment advice

For safety reasons, people who do not have the right equipment on the day of the outing may be refused by the mountain leader and the outing will not be refunded

Activities guides Igloo building workshop

Lauris Chaumond
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Lauris Chaumond

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Meeting place
Snow front of the cross-country ski trails at Col de la croix fry
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