This striking line is easy to spot from the northern shore of Kjosen. In fact it’s really hard to miss since it’s a 800m straight couloir surrounded by rocky walls. Going with my friend Leif from Tromsø we found easy conditions for boot packing but not so nice conditions for the skiing. The snow didn’t soften enough to be a nice ski but still, we did ski most of it except taking off skis for 10m traversing an icy funnel. The couloir is most of the time around 40 degrees and just get’s a few degrees steeper towards the top. Great to be up there after years of looking at it! To see more pictures go to the AscentDescent facebook page.
Last week I picked up four Swedish skiers at the airport in Tromsö. Our first stop was The Magic Lyngen Lodge in Lyngseidet where we stayed for 4 nights. After that we moved camp to the south of Lyngen and stayed in Lakselvbukt for 3 nights followed by a night in Tromsö city.
The sun refused to leave the skies, the summits went higher and the boys appetite for more just kept on going. Skiing from many classic peaks in great weather and conditions was a true Lyngen experience for everyone. Balggesvarri, Russelvfjellet, Fastdalstinden, Rörnestinden, Goalsevarri, Middagstinden, Holmbukttinden and Daltinden, 8000 vertical metres in 7 days was good enough for most of us but Rickard (aka touring machine) saw his dream 10000 metres fade away… Hope we get the chance to fix that the next time Rickard. Tanks to you all for a great experience together!
The last two of weeks has been a mix of organizing a skitouring/downhill comp in Tromsö and guiding. Worked with security and route planning for the competition the last week of April followed by a week of ski touring in Lyngen. The Swedish outdoor association has been visiting for 5 years straight now and last week we managed to get lot’s of nice skiing in good weather. The newly opened Magic Mountain Lodge in Lyngseidet was our base for the last week and served us good food and warm atmosphere. Staying here right now as well with a new group of motivated skiers…