|The term igloo, or iglu, is derived from the Eskimo word 'igdlu' meaning ‘house’.|
After really enjoying my night out in a bivvy bag at Watt’s hut, I was keen to try out another form of shelter. The indigenous people of the Arctic once lived in igloos made of snow, and I was eager to experience both the process of building and staying in one for myself. Marie thought the process of building an igloo would make a great SCOPE episode. I thought it would be fun to have an igloo activity in the May/JuneScientriffic so I set up my camera and tripod to record our progress.
|An experienced Inuit can build a snow igloo in between one and two hours. Ours took five hours, with some interruptions...|