Lyngen Couloir Week

Lyngen Couloir Week

Lyngen peninsula and its surroundings is a great place not just do high quality skitouring in amazing atmosphere, but it is also THE PLACE to ski steep. There is such a great variety of couloirs in every exposition and dificulty with relatively easy access, that you can find easily great lines for one week.

Unlike on a typical skitouring week we push it a little bit harder to achieve more. We may stand up very early, be on skies at midnight or boot back up the exhausting couloir just to be able to ski some special descents in this special place.

 

 


Tour: Lyngen Couloir Week
Type: Winter sports
Difficulty: Fortgeschrittene (stamina: sophisticated, technique: sophisticated)
Attendance: 3-4
Date: 2020-04-05 to 2020-04-12
2020-04-14 to 2020-04-21

Price: 1 970 €

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 steep skiing in the arctic spring. There we discuss the program of the week and have dinner.
 

 
Days 2-7 Touring Days

 

It gets serious! We do day trips from our base and try to ski the most interresting lines that are possible for the currrent conditions. Meaning that the tours can be more exhausting than average skitouring and that we have to alter our normal daily rythm. It is possible that we do very early "alpine start", as we well as that we use the better conditions later in the day and start in the the afternoon.

We usually have Breakfast and dinner in our reindeer herders hut and we will make day trips of about 1000-1800m. This means up to about 7 hours of climbing and 11 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 2-4 rooms at the "Black House" hut
     half board
     Private transportation for the whole tour of Tromso Airport to Tromso Airport.
     LVS equipment (rental)

Not in tour price

     Zwischenverpflegunng
     Personal equipment (see recommended equipment)
     Personal accident and health insurance abroad

 

The tour is designed for experienced skiers with good physical condition. How ever you do not have to be steepski professional. It is sufficient if one is technically in a position to ski slopes with 45 degrees of inclination in good conditions. Physically the participants must be able to manage upto seven-hour climbs and about eleven 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)

Crampons, harness, Ice axe
 

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.

 

We refer to our Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen General Terms and Conditions.

 






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