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Build an igloo in British Columbia

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Here's something that sounds as if it could catch on in a bigger way: organised 'igloo camping' expeditions on a 'build your own' basis. Here's a taste of what to expect, on location in the depths of British Columbia, from John Lee of Australian newspaper The Age:
"Determined not to make excuses, I cut, lifted and stacked more than 100 blocks during the afternoon, earning the nickname Block God.

These blocks were used to construct igloos that only faintly resembled the perfect domes of childhood cartoons. Tilted and placed on top of each other in a spiralling, inward curve, they pushed together to support each other like a keystone arch. Gaps in the igloo wall were smoothed over with handfuls of snow and the entrance, rather than being on the surface, was a short U-shaped tunnel dug under the snow to prevent the wind from whistling in.

As each dome rose and began closing at an apex of about two metres, feelings of physical exhaustion were replaced by a sense of accomplishment. Cross-country skiers shuffled by and many stopped to check us out: igloo camping may not be unique in these parts but it can still raise an eyebrow or two."

The article concludes with details of igloo and snow shelter courses, from Canada West Mountain School.
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