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21-day Yurt based ski touring in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains

Join IFMGA certified guide Lars for an amazing 21-day Yurt based ski touring adventure in the tremendous Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

Mountain RangeAltai
Duration21 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 21-day ski touring adventure in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

  • Explore a number of 4,000 meter plus peaks.

  • Spend your nights in comfortable Yurts.

Description

For 21 days, 3 thrilling weeks, I would like to guide you on a ski touring adventure through the Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

Filled with 4,000 meter plus peaks, the Altai Mountains, which separate Russia, Mongolia and China are absolutely breath taking. And, throughout this trip, you will get to ski tour through them, all the while soaking in their splendour.

Another great aspect of this trip is that you will be spending your nights in Yurts. And, to get to the various skiing locations, we will be utilizing a mix of camels, horses and 4×4 trucks.

Perfect for the truly adventurous, those types of travellers who love to explore, this ski touring journey through the Altai Mountains is not for the inexperienced. Participants on this trip should have plenty of prior back country skiing experience. You should also be able to ski at an intermediate to advanced level as well as be in good physical condition.

If you are looking for a ski touring trip that will test you physically, while providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, this 21 day expedition is for you. To join me on this trip in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia, all you have to do is send a request.

I also offer a 13-day ski touring trip in the Kamchatka Peninsula, which you can enjoy here.

Accommodation

Various Yurts

More info

Participants should bring the following items: Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended) Skis or splitboard snowboard Ski poles (adjustable type recommended) Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board) Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches) Avalanche probe Snow Shovel Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency) Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size) Ski goggles Glacier glasses/sunglasses Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system) Small thermos (optional) All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric) Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends) Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper) Warm socks (3 Pair) Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair) Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood) Gore-tex over pants Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket) Neck gaiter/tube Toque (ski hat) Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…) Earplugs Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment) Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector) Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems) Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge) Headlamp or flashlight Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)

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About the guide

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Raised in the mountains, I was born into a life of ski touring and mountaineering at my family's lodge in the McGillivray Pass, British Columbia. Now an IFMGA guide, I am passionate about showing guests around my favourite ski terrain at Whitecap, as well as taking them on new, big mountain adventures around the world.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 7732 each

Group of 2

CAD 7732 each

Group of 3

CAD 7732 each

Group of 4

CAD 7732 each

Group of 5

CAD 7732 each

Group of 6

CAD 7732 each

Group of 7

CAD 7732 each

Group of 8

CAD 7732 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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