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Discussion: Snow blocks

in: ernst; ernst > 2017-04-01

Apr 2, 2017 10:41 PM # 
bl:
That was what I noticed too, and likely good for making an igloo.
Hans B and Aaron Glazer made them &/or snow caves years ago in the Pinkham Notch area. I think it was an AMC class or something similar.
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Apr 2, 2017 10:50 PM # 
kadley:
I was an ADK/AMC winter mountaineering school instructor for about 10 years, in both the Whites and then the High Peaks in NY. We built igloos in the Great Gulf and spent 4-5 nights in them. Takes about an afternoon to construct and you get quite wet. As lodging, they warm to freezing inside, which is very snuggy when it's -10F outside.

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