Lappland Total - Skitouring Experience high up in The North

Lappland Total - Skitouring Experience high up in The North

The coast North Norway in April is probably one of the best places to be as a back country skier.

This tour combines the spectacular ski touring of the majestic Lyngen Peninsula with the tours on western side of the peninsula; Balsfjord and Tamokdalen areas. Apart of the skiing we enjoy the views to the opens sea with the white mountains and arctic spring.

The day by day plan we will make using our experience on the are to make the the best out of the conditions.


Tour: Lappland Total - Skitouring Experience high up in The North
Type: Winter sports
Difficulty: Fortgeschrittene (stamina: medium, technique: medium)
Attendance: 4-6
Date: 2020-03-30 to 2020-04-05
2020-04-06 to 2020-04-12

Price: 1 590 €

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrive in Tromso. We meet at Tromso airport and continue (1h) to our accommodation at Balsfjord. This hut lies directy at the seaside of Balsfjord. Due to its location it is a perfect base camp for back country tours in the arctic spring. There we discuss the program of the week and have dinner.

Days 2-6 Touring days

It gets down to business. We do day trips from our base. Since there is daylight practically around the clock, our daily schedule can vary. Sometimes we do an early "alpine start", sometimes we use the better conditions later in the day and start in the the afternoon. We want to exploit the special arctic spring conditions the best possible way and this often requires a time-flexible daily planning - but also allows exceptional ski experiences.
We usually have Breakfast and dinner in our reindeer herders hut and we will make day trips of about 1000-1500m. This means up to about 5 hours of climbing and 8 hours total touring time per day.

Day 7 return

We eat breakfast at our cabin and go back to Tromso Airport.

Included
IFMGA - UIAGM Mountain Guide
Accommodation in Twin- rooms at hut in Balsfjord.

The tour is designed for skiers who already have some experience in ski touring. How ever one does not need to be very experienced either. It is sufficient if one is technically in a position to ski slopes with 35 degrees of inclination. Physically the participants must be able to manage upto five-hour climbs and about eight hours total touring time per day in a moderate pace.

Technical equipment

backpack 25-35L
Ski equipment: touring, climbing skins, Ski crampons, ski boots, telescopic poles with large plates
Snow safety equipment (available rental)

Clothing

Functional underwear
Tour pants
T-shirt or shirt mountain wind and waterproof jacket (Hardshell breathable)
Softshell Jacket
Intermediate layer / isolation layer (fleece or thermal jacket depending on the weather)
well-fitting socks
Warm gloves
Warm hat

Others

Sunscreen
Lip cream SPF 30
sunglasses
snacks for the touring days
Thermos flask (unbreakable) and bottle (or one of them, depending on the tour, weather and preference)
Passport, identity card,
camera
Phone charger
Credit Card, Money

Freeride Skiing is an high alpine activity in a terrain, risk of avalanches and stone and ice fall is present. The daily goals can be more dificult or even impossible to reach upon unfavorable conditions (weather, snow, ice, fog, rain, storms, avalanches, lightning storms) Unfortunately also short-term occurrence of such conditions can happen in the high mountains in any season.

The tour takes place in Norway. Make sure that you have sufficent insurances for that area.

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