Learning From Legends MTB edition 31 Aug – 2 Sept

Learning from legends is back and this time with norwegian MTB legend Espen Bergli Johnsen as special guest. Espen won the 2017 80/20 National Enduro series in Norway and also won the Norwegian Downhill championships 7 times between 2001-2010. We are so stoked to finally launch an event in the summer in Nord Lenangen. This will be a great opportunity for local and visiting riders to discover the area and meet new friends. Tickets are out and we have a feeling that this will be sold out pretty fast. 8 spots available and more info is coming the next few days as we get a bit deeper into the planning… 

Read more on the event page ( http://www.ascentdescent.com/event/learning-from-legends-mtb-edition/ ) and to book you need to send a mail http://www.ascentdescent.com/contact-and-booking/.

Welcome!

 

 

Lyngen alps ski touring update

We are well into our 13th winter season in the lyngen alps and recent snow activity looks very promising for the coming week. Having multiple groups out skiing in on this magic peninsula every day always makes us slow on web updates at times but we do our best. Our instagram account ascentdescent_lyngen is always running a bit faster… We still have an opening for groups in the first week of May this year which is one of the best times to be up here. Also soon our summer program will be launched with summer tours to Jiehkkevarri (our highest summit) and glacier walking / boat tour combos and more. Stay tuned! (here is some pictures from 3 days ago on Arnøya)

Martino Bedont from Freeride house in Cortina drops his jaw as skies clear and the sea view below in the evening sun pops out. Here skiing back down to the boat on the magic Trolltinden on Arnøya 3 days ago. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Store Kågtinden is one of our favourite “boat peaks” and often comes in condition later in the spring. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

As we go back to the Lyngen alps the last houses of Akkarvik on Arnøya is giving a great perspective on how people still live in Northern Norway along the coast. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

 

Lyngen ski week

Our 14th ski season in the Lyngen alps is just around the corner and our ski weeks is custom made for groups of friends at all ski levels. How does it work? Well, you just send a request from the contact page by mail and together we fit your group into the calendar for next season. Our groups stay in private comfortable chalets and you will have a locally experienced  professional IFMGA mountain guide. High season prime time is March, April and May up here and if planning a head there might be a slot for your group in the calendar. 

All types of terrain is the essence of the Lyngen alps. Together with your guide you plan each day according to snow conditions and group motivation. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Sea backdrop when skiing the classic Storgalten and most tours do actually guarantee a great sea view! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing with Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides” means that you have a private boat at your service when it clears. Here is a picture with the Lyngen alps as a back drop when out with the boat. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Still winter in the Lyngen alps

With resent cold temperatures and fairly stable snow pack for the time being we´ve had the opportunity to explore some of The Lyngen alps more adventurous runs and mountains. It´s also nice when we have groups coming back to explore the region with us and increasing the level as the years go by. Often starting out with easy ski touring classics in the area developing good mountain sense and moving into steeper terrain when knowledge, comfort level and conditions match. 

Still winter here and we are looking into spring season starting as the sun is getting warmer. We still have available weeks and weekends after the 7th of May for skiers interested in the spring skiing period. Good snow pack this year means long season:) Last ski weekend 18-21 of May at AD ski lodge for 2017. 

climbing the top couloir of Store Jægervasstinden. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

climbing the top couloir of Store Jægervasstinden. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jægervasstind (2 of 3)

A good forecast but clouds rolled in. Bad visibility and winds made us turn around just before the summit this day. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jægervasstind (3 of 3)

“Nisse” skiing the top couloir. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

So, well into our 12th ski season here in the Lyngen alps and a while since we last updated our blog here on the web page. Season has been running at full speed since mid February with lot´s of groups coming from all over to enjoy this fantastic mountain range and our team is growing. At the moment we are 3 guides and one employed assistant taking care of our visitors. Each group get´s a unique experience with private housing, private guide and all possibilities to get their vacation adapted to their own speed, ambition and pace through the week. Check out our instagram feed for almost daily updates on weather, conditions and our tours with the groups.

Last week we enjoyed some great days of skiing. Powder and snow falling all week making conditions fun and interesting at the same time. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Last week we enjoyed some great days of skiing. Powder and snow falling all week making conditions fun and interesting at the same time. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Ski by boat classics

Skiing from the summit of Trolltinden is truly something special. Great sea views and despite the very wind exposed slope it´s very often great powder conditions here. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Mixed weather

Lately the snow storms has been very dominating in the area creating lot´s of avalanche problems but as skiers we can always seek safe terrain when necessary. Photo: J.Halvardsson

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Great start of the day.. No people, no wind only sun and some tarragons trying to hide in the bushes. Super snow and great day out! Photo: J.Halvardsson

Ski season in the Lyngen alps closing in

The Lyngen alps in the back when ski touring on the classic Trolltinden at Arnøya. All groups get a day with our boat accessed ski touring included in our Lyngen ski weeks.

The Lyngen alps in the back when ski touring on the classic Trolltinden at Arnøya. All groups get a day with our boat accessed ski touring included in our Lyngen ski weeks.

Our ski weeks for the 2017 season in the Lyngen alps is filling up with ski groups and it looks like winter has arrived at last. Long autumn with no snow is suddenly changing into winter for Christmas. See you in 2017!