Solberget quinzee

Two people at Solberget wanted to sleep in a quinzee, so we built one.

We began by clearing snow from an area and then piled snow on to the cleared area.

We made a pile of snow that was two metres high and three metres in diameter.  We compressed the snow using skis and snowshoes and then inserted 20cm long sticks over the whole quinzee.

When hollowing out the snow, the sticks are used as a guide to provide a even wall thickness.

I always make a raised sleeping platform so that the cold air sinks below the level where you lay.

Here is the completed quinzee with a reindeer skin door

 

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