Caledonian Alps 15-day Ski touring expedition, East Greenland

Join Matt, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for this exploratory expedition through never-before-climbed peaks and uncharted terrain in Greenland! You will enjoy skiing new lines in some of the most incredible, pristine conditions imaginable!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

15 days

People per Guide

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy stunning first descents in one of the most beautiful alpine landscapes

  • Experience the vast scale of the untouched, remote landscape of Greenland

  • Local, knowledgeable, and professional guide with high standards of safety

  • Perfect for adventurous skiiers eager to embark on a unique expedition

 

Discover one of the most remote and pristine landscapes on earth during this exploratory backcountry skiing expedition through Greenland!

Greenland is a place of breathtaking beauty. With stunning, snow-covered peaks that rise directly out of the sea ice of an extensive system of fjords, it is a landscape you won’t soon forget. This is a true wilderness, filled with first descents waiting to be made, and untouched terrain ready to be explored.

This 15 day expedition will take you past traditional Inuit settlements and into the wilderness of Greenland. We will move across the terrain with sledges, dog sleds, and boats. We will then enjoy adventurous skiing in some of the best conditions imaginable. Disconnected from modern life, we will fully appreciate the solitude of a rugged landscape covered in white as far as the eye can see. We will be based in backcountry campsites with tents and sleeping bags for the duration of the expedition. For more information on the journey, please see the “Day-by-Day” section below.

This is a tough expedition for experienced skiiers with a high level of physical fitness. Participants should expect ascents of up to 1700m, moving at a pace of 500m per hour. Skiiers should have strong kick turns and feel safe and comfortable skiing on moderately steep and variable terrain. For some of the ascents, use of ice axe and crampons may be required.

Book now for an incredible, one-of-a-kind adventure discovering new lines and skiing the remote terrain of the mysterious wilderness of Greenland!

I offer other backcountry ski trips through the amazing landscapes of Greenland: 8-day Backcountry ski trip in East Greenland, 11-day Backcountry skiing in East Greenland, or Ammassalik Fjord 15-day Ski touring expedition, East Greenland!

 

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
3733 GBP

Group of 2
3733 GBP

Group of 3
3733 GBP

Group of 4
3733 GBP

Group of 5
3733 GBP

Group of 6
3733 GBP

Group of 7
3733 GBP

Group of 8
3733 GBP

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Price above per person for joining group departure, excluding flights. Price including round trip flights to/from Reykjavik: 4456 GBP. Price Includes: Ski bag carriage, transfer of other luggage, accommodation, sled/boat/snowmobile support for some of the transfers, group equipment, base camp setup and tents, food and fuel during expedition, satellite beacon and phone, professional guiding services. Not included: flights, accommodation in Iceland, insurance, personal gear and ski equipment, other rental gear, misc expenses.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival in Greenland

    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.

  • Day 2Transfer to first camp

    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.

  • Day 3Reconnaissance

    We will launch a reconnaissance of the mountains to check out conditions and access.

  • Day 4 to 6Ski Days

    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.

  • Day 7Transfer to fjord camp

    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).

  • Day 8 to 9Ski Days

    Ski days exploring the various peaks and lines accessible from our camp.

  • Day 10 to 11Higher Peaks

    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.

  • Day 12Transfer to fjord

    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.

  • Day 13Return to Kulusuk

    The boat takes us back to Kulusuk.

  • Day 14Kulusuk

    We have the area to explore the lines around Kulusuk. This is also a spare day in case of any weather delays.

  • Day 15Return to Iceland

    Return to Reykjavik. You may have to spend the night there before your international departure.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

Backcountry camps

 

About the Guide

 
 

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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