Note: The following itinerary is subject to change due depending on conditions and some flexibility may be required.
Arrival in Kulusuk from Reykjavik. In the afternoon, we’ll have a training on avalanche rescue and gear check. Dinner at our lodge in the village.
We set off on our traverse of the island, ascending a peak before the descent takes us to our remote wilderness hut. Sled support will take our gear to the hut.
We spend a couple of days exploring the terrain around our remote wilderness hut. From here, we can explore one of three different glacier systems, and many other peaks, from which it is possible to ski down from the summit.
In the evenings, we relax in the hut and, if we’re lucky, stay up to watch the stunning northern lights dance across the sky.
We haul our gear to the edge of the ice, where a boat meets us for the northward journey up the fjord. Once we arrive, we establish our basecamp.
From our basecamp, we explore the uncharted terrain that surrounds us. Every day, we can choose a different peak, making our decision based on the best conditions and the interests of the group. Our focus will be on discovering new routes and lines.
Basic crampon and ice axe skills may be required. Along the way, we will practice any glacier travel skills you may need, and your guide is always available help you in this regard.
We will take rest days as needed.
We break camp for our boat transfer back to Kulusuk. Depending on conditions, this may require a few hours of hauling our gear on sledge.
Once we arrive at the lodge, we enjoy hot showers and a delicious, home-cooked meal.
We enjoy a final day of skiing from Kulusuk. Many options to choose from, and we may use snowmobiles to access the mountains with the best conditions.
Morning flight to Reykjavik, where services end.
We will begin and end the journey in our simple yet cozy lodge in the village of Kulusuk. We will also spend some time in our remote, stove-heated mountain hut. Then, during our time exploring the fjord, we will camp in a tent - a big, double-wall tent that will allow us to stay warm and comfortable during the evenings and nights.
IFMGA/UIAGM high mountain guide, based in Kulusuk, East Greenland.
I am from Scotland, where I grew up between the hills and kayaking. My first trip to Greenland was at 19 and it took me no time at all to fall in love with the place. I was on a mountaineering expedition, and it was the first of more than 25 I've done so far. I have skied and climbed in many places around the world, but Eastern Greenland remains my favourite. I feel like home in its glaciers, mountains and fjords.
You may think it's boring to go so many times to the same place. Not at all! The land is huge and there are endless possibilities. My trips have included everything: kayaking in the fjords, sailing to remote corners, dog-sledding to reach virgin slopes...
My passion is the mountains, which is why I specialized in different disciplines over time. Ice climbing, telemark and exploratory alpinism are some of them. I particularly love ski mountaineering and free skiing.
The motivation behind it all is to live the best adventures in stunning and wild places, and to share them with people that love this as well.
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