Feb, Mar, Apr
Meeting at Svolvaer airport. We will pick up our minibus
and travel to our hotel south of the port of Svolvaer.
Travelling along the coast in the fjords and islands, in this isolated region of beautiful scenery, we will ski tour 6 days on different summits. The hikes are chosen each morning depending on the weather, ice, snow conditions and the fitness and wishes of the skiers. Climbs of 600 -1200 meters with 3-6 hours of walking per day.
Next morning, on Day 8, we take our flights back home.
Svolvær, on the island of Austvågøya, Lofoten archipelago. There are flights from Oslo to Svolvaer.
Double room in Nyvagar Rorbuhotell, a comfortable and typical hotel.
It is possible to stay in a single room with a supplement.
-Your pasport must be valid for more than 6 months.
-Insurance : I recommend you to take out insurance "Cancellation - Emergency Assistance -Repatriation" of the type offered by the "French Alpine Club", “Ski Club of Great Britain” or the“British Mountaineering Council”.
-The Price includes accommodation for 7 nights
-Meals included: evening meal, breakfast during the climb, picnic lunch, a light meal on return to the hotel at the end of the day.
-Loan of an avalanche transceiver and medical supplies for the group are also included in the price.
-Any unexpected costs incurred as a result of a change in itinerary (in agreement with the participants) due to an insufficient level in the group to undertake the planned trip or adverse weather conditions are not included in the price.
Backpack : -You will use this bag for cabin luggage on the plane and each day skiing. The bag should not be large (approximately 30 litres) and it should contain heavy or fragile items and items that you may need between check-in at the departure airport and arrival at the destination airport. We strongly recommend that you carry your ski boots with you in the cabin in this bag or another shoe bag. During the trip you will use this backpack every day – it will contain all you need while skiing and your picnic lunch. I will tell you what you need to take with you at each stage. Do not put knives, scissors or crampons in this bag as they will be confiscated at airport security.
Check-in bag :
The bag should not weigh more than 20 kgs (in accordance with the airlines’ luggage allowance). Skis are usually subject to a supplement for oversize luggage. We ask you to adhere strictly to the weight allowance for luggage.
Touring skis with touring bindings, “skins”, “couteaux”, crampons, standard ski poles, ski touring boots with Vibram sole (recommended). We will lend you mountain harnesses and an ARVA.
Dress in the system we call ‘three layers”: Base layer in a synthetic, moisture wicking fibre (but not cotton). A second layer comprising polar fleeces or pullovers and/or a sleeveless or sleeved down vest (bring 2 top layers and 1 bottom layer). The third layer is a windbreaker (top and bottom). These are garments made of microporous fabric such as Gore Tex (trousers with a side zip opening will provide better ventilation during the climb). Three pairs of wool or terry socks, ski gloves, mittens, sweatshirts, ski hat, cap.
Personal medical kit : Any medicines you take normally, vitamin C or multi-vitamins, painkillers -aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen or similar, Imodium and Ganidan or similar, an 8-day course of broad-spectrum antibiotics (on prescription), anti-inflammatories, stretchy self-adhesive bandage (Elastoplast), a selection of plasters and disinfectant compresses and second skin or Compeed (protection against blisters available in chemists).
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
- The passion of virgin areas -
Climbing, mountaineering, trekking, off-piste skiing, ski touring, heliskiing, I have used all the resources available in the mountain to explore the Alps in France, Italy, Switzerland, and also Nepal, Peru and Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco and Turkey, Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen…
Currently, with the enthusiasm of being a guide, I traverse the world’s mountains and I share my passion with those whom I call “clients” but after many years of common adventures have become my friends.
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