Note: Due to the wild and remote nature of Greenland, the below itinerary is subject to change and flexibility will be required.
We fly to Greenland from Reykjavik, Iceland. We then transfer to our basic mountain hut for gear check and a safety briefing.
We travel north through a landscape of fjords using dog sleds or boats depending on the conditions. We should reach our first camp by the end of the day.
We will launch a reconnaissance of the mountains to check out conditions and access.
We enjoy incredible skiing in the area surrounding our camp. We will aim for first descends and the best conditions, including fantastic summit-to-sea descents with vertical gains of about 1500m.
We haul our gear to our next camp, which will be situated near a fjord at the base of the tallest mountains around (with approx. 2200m of vertical gain).
Ski days exploring the various peaks and lines accessible from our camp.
We take the adventure up a notch, exploring even more impressive mountains and even higher peaks. We will travel light during this part of the journey.
We haul our gear back to the fjord to a spot accessible by our boat transfer. Depending on conditions, there may be time for skiing in the morning.
The boat takes us back to Kulusuk.
We have the area to explore the lines around Kulusuk. This is also a spare day in case of any weather delays.
Return to Reykjavik. You may have to spend the night there before your international departure.
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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