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Ski touring based in a boat in Maniitsoq

6 days ski touring and sailing in the fjords of the west coast of Greenland, leaving from Maniitsoq, with Jean Marc, IFMGA certified mountain guide.

Duration10 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Description

A ski touring and boat sailing trip in the fjords of the west coast of Greenland. Just above the Arctic Circle lies Maniitsoq where this trip will take place. It is a region that is particularly apt for skiing.

For those of you who have come with me to Norway before, you will find the same kind of Nordic atmosphere here – magical light and mountains rising up from the sea. But it is also wilder and more rugged with lots of polar wildlife.

The trip takes in total 10 days, from which we will ski 6 of them. Over 6 days, we will explore new slopes up above the fjords as we search for scenery that will take our breath away and the best snow that there is.

Our base is the KISAQ, a comfortable boat with 6 cabins, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets, living area and a dining area.

She has been re-equipped for cruising in arctic waters! A real floating lodge, she sails to a different drop off point every day. The standard of the boat is excellent. What’s more, the crew’s hospitality, the chef’s talents and the friendliness of the captain are wonderful.

The climbs, ranging from 800m to 1300m in vertical, begin at sea level. We choose the length and difficulty of the climbs according to the technical and physical level of the participants.

I particularly enjoy this ski tour because:
– the accommodation is on a very comfortable boat.
– the wild and stunning scenery and constant powder snow.
– when sailing, whales and other native animals may follow us, a beautiful experience!

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any interest in this truly unique ski tour. It will be my great pleasure to bring you up there and let you enjoy great skiing and stunning views.

There is another spectacular adventure we can embark on together: Ski touring and sailing in Spitsbergen.

Details

Accommodation

Hotel in Copenhagen and a excelent comfortable boat in Greenland.

More info

Flights with Air Greenland: flight to Copenhague € 200 + flight from Copenhague to Maniitsoq € 1200 (approximate cost when we plan the trip)

Meeting point

In Copenhagen.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Copenhagen

Flight to Copenhagen. Dinner and night spent at a hotel in Copenhagen.

Day 2: Maniitsoq

Flight from Copenhagen to Maniitsoq. Evening meal and night on boat.

Day 3 to 8: Ski touring and sailing

We sail towards the Serenity fjords. We will spend 6 days ski touring in this magnificent and totally isolated region. The tours will be chosen each day according to the weather forecast, snow conditions and fitness of the participants. The vertical ascent will range from 800m to 1400m with 3 to 6 hours walking. The technical level of slope is chosen to suit the group’s level. On day 8, we return to Maniitsoq at the end of the day where we spend our final night.

Day 9: Copenhagen

Flights from Maniitsoq to Copenhagen. Dinner and night in Copenhagen.

Day 10: Departure

Flight from Copenhagen to your departure place.


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 4011 each

Group of 2

EUR 4011 each

Group of 3

EUR 4011 each

Group of 4

EUR 4011 each

Group of 5

EUR 4011 each

Group of 6

EUR 4011 each

Group of 7

EUR 4011 each

Group of 8

EUR 4011 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

Price details

This is the price to join a group tour in a group up to 12 clients (if more than 6 clients join the program I will take an extra guide).


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