The passive igloo project by Peter Gallinelli

Peter Gallinelli (1964) was born in Sydney, Australia. At 19, he arrives in Geneva, where he still lives today. On the one hand he is an architect, lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences of Geneva and, on the other, an adventurer and naval architect.

The passive igloo project is a convergence of his scientific activities and his taste for adventure.

Contact : please use the contact page


Scientific coordinator : Frédéric Gillet

Frédéric Gillet (1977), from France Haute Savoie, is an environmental engineer and has 12 years experience in projects in the fields of water and energy. Passionate of mountain and wide spaces, he is in charge of the scientific coordination of the expedition.

The passive igloo project is an opportunity to link his scientific interests with his passion for voyage and great natural spaces.

Contact : frederic.gillet [@]


Land Logistics : Dolores Gonzalez

Technical advisor : Reto Camponovo

Communication: Haude Morel

Friends and supporters :

Remy, Colette, Rob, Lisa, Mathilde, Dolores, Haude, Reto, Peter, Flavio, Christophe, Christine, Kalle, Pascal, Patrick, Dimitri, Miguel, Stéphane, Ivan, David, Hans, Jakob, Barbara, Perle, Cora, Jean-Guillaume, Melvin, Jonas, Clementine, Sylvie, Bernard, Estelle, Valentine, Valérie, Miranda and numerous members from YCC... and Eric & France from the Vagabond.


2015 project partner : Kalle Schmidt

Kalle Schmidt (1995) was born in Lausanne. He lived a nomadic youth between Germany, London, Washington DC and the Spanish hinterland. He is passionate about adventure, but also loves drawing and photography.

The passive igloo project is part of a sabbatical year before his studies in pedagogy.



The organization of the expedition is provided by a non-profit association 'aCAPela' which has its headquarters in Geneva.


haude morel & peter.gallinelli April 2017