LYNGEN SKI TOURING EXPLORE

Norway

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” John Muir

Next Trip

10 – 17 April 2021

Adventure details

Lyngen Ski Touring Explore

Experience ski touring in the mountains of the Lyngen Alps in northern Norway that descend to fjords and fishing villages. This chain of summits above the arctic circle is very well suited for ski touring with no ski lifts, sharp summits, open slopes, couloirs and spaced trees. Enjoy this unique scenery from amazing climbs and descents.

This adventure is about full days on the some of the longer tours and summits of Lyngen. We may use mountaineering techniques and ski some steep lines. If you’d like a more mellow itinerary check out Lyngen Ski Touring Discover.

We leave from the lodge each day on a ski tour with between 800m and 2000m of height gain. We can coach you in cramponing and using an axe if you’ve not done it before. You do need to be confident on your feet.

Most of all we  enjoy some great days of ski touring.

The trip is always adapted to the group’s capabilities, the week starts fairly easily and builds in intensity.

Sample Itinerary

There will be a pick-up from Tromsø airport in the evening or make your own way to Lyngen by bus if you arrive earlier. Sleep at our lodge in Lyngseidet.

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View out on the fjord from the lodge.

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The cosy Lodge

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The rooms in the lodge in Lyngen.

Practical Details

  • Price

    € 2720 per person (Minimum 3 participants for trip to run)

    Pricing details

  • How many people in a group

    5 Clients per guide maximum

  • Fitness and technical level required

    Intermediate – Advanced

    You should be a good off-piste skier and an experienced ski tourer. A good level of fitness is required.

    Fitness level: F3 to F4

    Ski level: S3 to S4

    The activities will be adapted to the group level.

  • When

    mid- March to June

    Sunday to Friday

    6 Days Guiding

  • Included

    Guiding

    Transport in Lyngen

    Accommodation 7 nights

    Breakfast and dinner

    Avalanche safety equipment: transceiver, shovel, probe.

  • Not Included

    Transportation to Lyngen, Norway

    Lunches & drinks

    Personal ski equipment: skis, boots, skins, backpack etc.

  • Closest airport

    Tromsø Airport

    1h 50mins drive from Lyngen including a ferry

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FAQ

We will mail you an equipment list on booking. Ask us if you have any specific questions.

Are these activities risky?

Studies done by the Swiss on annual risk of death in mountain sports compared to annual risk of death in road transport in Switzerland came up with the following conclusions:

  • High Mountain Sports ≈ 2 × the risk of death in road transport
  • Rock Climbing ≈ risk of death in road transport
  • Ski Touring ≈ risk of death in road transport
  • Mountain Hiking ≈ 5 × less risk of death compared to road transport

(Extract from ‘Sports de montagne d’hiver’ © 2005 Edition du CAS) 

A professionally qualified Mountain Guide will try to keep the risks down to what our guides associations consider to be socially acceptable risk levels. We carefully consider the conditions, terrain, group capabilities and aptitudes. We work to reduce the consequences of an accident (e.g. Avalanche transceivers) and build redundancy into our systems (e.g. 2 points on a rock climbing belay)

However, this does not eliminate the risk! Like driving your car, there are residual risks even if your car is serviced, you drive within the laws and take due care, you can still have a mortal accident.

The mountains are not a controlled environment, there are objective dangers. i.e. Seracs, Avalanches, Rock Fall and more.

Responsibility

Anyone considering participation in these activities must understand that these are adventure sports with real risks.  You must take responsibility for your own participation.

Generally it is possible to still have a good day in the mountains when the weather is bad or conditions aren’t optimal.

Skiing in average snow conditions is part of high mountain skiing and often we learn a lot in average snow conditions. We don’t cancel or refund due to snow conditions.

Climbing and Mountaineering courses will always run regardless of the weather or conditions. We will do our best to find appropriate routes for the conditions. We can train skills, do a hut approach, or occasionally indoor climbing if the weather is very bad.

We can’t offer a refund due to injured participants. We recommend a good travel insurance that covers such eventualities.

If you felt a guide went out of their way and gave you a great experience, a tip is much appreciated. Guides don’t expect tips and understand that it’s easier for some guests to offer a tip than for others.

It’s good to keep track of where you are on the mountain. Ask the guide questions so as to take an active role in the team and understand where you’re going.

In case of an accident of any kind always think about keeping yourself safe first and then take your time to consider secondary action.

Call: 112 in Europe

Tell the rescuers where you are, what happened, how many victims there are, what the weather is like there. They will generally guide the questioning. Keep calm and speak in short clear sentences.

Often the guide will carry a radio for rescue.

If you have a victim remember: Airway, Breathing, Recovery Position

Then very important: the COLD will put an injured person into a hypothermic state very quickly. Protect them from the elements.

Private Mountain Guiding

Make your own adventure in the Alps

  • As many days as you like

    Let us know how many days you have and what you’d like to do in the mountains and we’ll build a program together.

  • As hard or as easy as you like

    We can arrange everything from short hikes to climbing some of the toughest routes in Europe to skiing the best descents.

  • From €400 per day + expenses

    Price depends on activity, route and number of participants. Contact us to customise your trip.

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