Flight from Paris or Geneva. Overnight at the hotel near the airport (dinner not included).
Flight to Spitsbergen, arriving in the middle of the day, then boarding around 16 hours.
Disembarkation in Alkhornet “horn-shaped cliff” where there nests a seagull colony of several thousand pairs and fox colonies very active at this time: possibility of seeing the young foxes just out of the den.
Landing on the island of Prince Charles in the valley of Scotiadalen, the ride will allow us to discover a magnificent panorama of the west coast of Spitsbergen in the name of sharp mountains, we will be at the foot of the Monacofjellet: the highest point of the island. Here the landscape is a bit like the Torres del Paines in Patagonia, an observation of a walrus colony.
Discovery Blomstrand Island, the starting point is an old marble mine and on the way we will follow a lake where it is not uncommon to see nesting terns and red-tailed dolphins.
Landing on the Ossiansarfjellet site to search for foxes and reindeer under a colony of gulls and guillemots.
We sail up the coast of Prince Albert 1, we can enjoy the scenery and the scroll of glaciers to the Bay of the Madeleine.
Landing to observe a colony of Little Auks who gather in scree to nest and visit a walrus colony in a small bay surrounded by mountains and glaciers.
Discovering the peaks facing the Smeerenburg glacier, we will make an approach to walrus and if the chance is with us, we can approach them a few meters.
We will cross the North West heading to go further north and navigate between pack ice, if ice conditions allow. Navigation towards the bay of the cross.
Walk on the Reppingen in front of the July 14 glacier and Lilliehook Fjord. Cruise in front of the Lilliehook glacier front with its 7 km wide front.
Disembarkation to an old Nazi weather station where it is not uncommon to see reindeer.
We will sail between Spitsbergen which is the main island of Svalbard and Prince Charles Island. This navigation allows us to go down to the south and the entrance to the Isfjord.
Crossing the Isfjord for Ymerbukta Bay: first approach of the wild coast of Svalbard, we will sail along the glacier front and we will go on foot in search of the ptarmigan that are very present in the area. On the way back, if ice permitting, we will walk on the fjord ice to discover this ephemeral environment.
Disembarkation of the sailboat in the afternoon. Longyearbyen tour and free time for shopping. Meals in a typical restaurant of Spitsbergen. Return flight according to the schedule of the airline.
Open to everyone
Boat with the following options:
Cabin 1, 2 and with bunk beds, bathroom and toilet private: + 250 € / person.
Cabin 3 and 4 with bunk beds, private bathroom and wc: + 200 € / person.
Cabin 5 and 6 with bunk beds, bathroom and wc common.
The photo is a time-consuming art, supervised by David Allemand, photographer of wild nature who favors details in the great outdoors, graphics, atmospheres, animals in their environment. David Allemand will share his art by training you in the shooting and treatment of images throughout the stay.
The program given here is only indicative, it can be modified because of the weather conditions of the moment and the participants. Everything will be done to ensure that we carry out this expedition but security will always prevail over the final success.
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide and member of la Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais (Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, south-eastern of France)
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