Ascent Descent

AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides” is a local certified guiding company specialized in ski touring, ski mountaineering and alpinism. We run ski touring weeks, ski weekends and day tours customised for private groups.

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AD Ski lodge

Moving in to our 11th season for 2017 we present a concept worthy of this amazing mountain range. The lodges are located by the sea in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lyngen alps.

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Ice climbing

Ice climbing is a relatively easy discipline of climbing but physical. When visiting Tromsø for the northern lights this is a great activity during the day but also in the evening when we use headlamps. We take private bookings for all levels from Dec – February.

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Avalanche awareness

As a IFMGA mountain guide I have to deal with avalanche safety on a daily basis. Balancing between safety and fun all day long is tricky for everyone. We all travel in the mountains for different reasons but normaly we all want to have good fun and get down safely in the end of the day.

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A new season coming up in The Lyngen alps

First snow has arrived and as many times before it´s reminding us of the coming ski season in The Lyngen Alps. Autumn colors is also starting to show in the mountains and with the summits shining with fresh snow it´s hard to not be amazed by the fall here. Sometimes...

The Lyngen alps season wrap up weekend

The Lyngen alps never stop to amaze and this year we got totally surprised by the super ending of the season. Warm season and not that much snow in general but in some strange way it just kept on delivering great skiing and often very stable conditions and weather. As...

Change of seasons

Record warm May in The Lyngen alps and warm temperatures up high. We are used to rapid changes in weather and warm spells even during winter here but this one is really persistent. Good thing is that our snowpack seems to deal with it pretty well and carrying skis on...

Spring in The Lyngen Alps

Warmer temperatures is just around the corner and the forecast looks good for those who like sunny days in the mountains. The spring in the lyngen alps often means spring skiing in the lower regions and powder up high in northern aspects. So, it looks good for groups...

April in the Lyngen alps

April has come in the lyngen alps and it´s been a great ski touring season so far. Pretty warm compared to what we normally expect but in return we´ve had some great and stable snow conditions for long periods of time. It´s been snowing recently here and it feels like...

Lyngen high season

We have just entered the high season in the Lyngen alps and great snow conditions arrived with it. Yesterday was a big powder experience when weather cleared after days of constant snow fall. The AscentDescent ski lodge concept that we operate together with Lyngsalpan...

“Thanks you SO much for such a fantastic week. Genuinely the best holiday I’ve had for years … I smiled for days on my return at the memory! Touring from Tromso and Lyngen is utterly different to the Alps – skiing fresh tracks towards the sea was extraordinary and having entire mountains to ourselves all day was an unbelievable treat. Wow”

All the best Sarah

“This Place is amazing! The skiing, accommodation, the food, everything!!”Wow”

Adam and David / United States

“My long lasting dream to ski in the lyngen alps was finally realized! Thanks for the greatest week of my life!”

Cheers Mickey

“The memories will last us forever and for that we truly grateful allied to your expert guiding skills and camaraderie. Many Thanks!!”

John, Philip and Matt

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