Time to book your Lyngen ski touring trip

As autumn temperatures starts to set in and our mountain tops gets their first snow we start to get ready for a new ski season in the Lyngen alps. 14th season ahead and we keep improving our concept with ski weeks from private exclusive lodging, ski by boat tours and great tours from the door step in the Northern Lyngen alps. The lyngen alps suits all levels of skiers and our professional mountain guides are locally experienced with multiple seasons in the area. Please send a mail from our contact page or directly at ascentdescent@gmail.com. Best regards Jimmy Halvardsson / IFMGA Mountain Guide

The Lyngen alps has something for every sier. Great fjord views, outstanding ski touring for all levels and perfect mountain sides that drop into the sea. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Our snow pack does truly last into mid May. Our season stretches from 15th February – 15th of May.

World class ski mountaineering with huge vertical drop. The Lyngen alps highest mountain is Jiehkkevarri at 1834m. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Jiehkkevarri 1834m

Jiehkkevarri 1834m is the roof of our county and the highest summit of the lyngen alps. We provide guided tours to the summit and you can join one of our open events or book your private guide. The views from the summit is just stunning. You will travel through rough mountain terrain on this one to get to the top glacier plateau. We provide equipment and transport from Tromsø city and you need to be prepared for a long day out. 12-15 hr and 2200 vertical metres compares to an ascent of the Mont Blanc.

From the summit of Holmbukttinden on a summer climb of the Jiehkkevarri 1834m. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiehkkevarri summit in the morning light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Snow conditions will decide if we use crampons or not to be safe on the snow. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

First snow in The Lyngen alps

First real snowfall came last week and for some days now we´ve had amazing autumn weather in the lyngen alps. At the moment we are improving the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Lyngen and our new cabin for the guides is getting ready for the winter. Please get in touch for our classic ski touring weeks for the 2016 season. We are also looking forward to our 10 year anniversary in the Lyngen alps this winter and to use our expanded lodging facilities.

These pictures where taken a few days ago on our way to the lodge…

Stortinden is one of the fantastic summits you pass on the road to AscentDescent Ski Lodge in Lyngen. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Stortinden is one of the fantastic summits you pass on the road to AscentDescent Ski Lodge in Lyngen. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen autumn (5 of 6)

Store Lenangstind and Store Jægervasstind in the autumn colours. The Lyngen alps is a fantastic playground year around and for most known as one of the premier ski touring and ski mountaineering spots in the world… Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen autumn (6 of 6)

Our “home mountain” Storgalten is truly one of the biggest ski touring classics up here. Skiing on all aspects with glaciers, couloirs, faces, valleys and all features you would like to play with on a pair of skis! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiehkkevarri 1884m in the Lyngen alps

Just back from guiding on the highest peak in The Lyngen alps, Jiehkkevarri 1884m. The summit plateu consists of big glaciers and in order to get to the top you traverse over three neighbouring summits. A great experience which do not involve that much technical climbing but it´s steep hiking in places and it´s a proper alpine experience.

Now is also the time to start planning next winters skiing in the Lyngen alps. Our ski touring program with boat accessed ski touring is getting more and more popular. To get a spot at Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Lyngen in 2016 you just need to send a mail from the contact page and from there we will help you to customise your ski touring trip.

Due to a weather window we started the climb in the evening, Big reward up high  with incredible light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Due to a weather window we started the climb in the evening, Big reward up high with incredible light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiekkevarri-LR (8 of 13)

Jiehkkevarri 1884m in the middle here and requires glacier skills and good navigation if bad visibility sets in. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiekkevarri-LR (13 of 13)

First summit, Holmbukttinden 1666m, and this shot was taken on the way back around 03.00 so still good light in the middle of the night here… Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Stormy start of the Lyngen season

As usual we get a lot of mixed weather in the Lyngen alps and Tromsø this time of the year. Last weeks has been exceptional with lot´s of heavy storms and avalanche activity. Sticking to low angled skiing up high or tree skiing down low has been the key and the snow has been amazing. We´ve had a few days of sun in between lately and being out guiding in the sun after weeks of heavy snowfall is almost unrealistic. The season at AscentDescent Ski Lodge in the Lyngen alps is about to start, opening the doors on the 1st of March.

Guiding on the Kvaløya island outside Tromsø for a couple of days. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ski touring on the Kvaløya island just outside Tromsø city. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Mountain activities in Tromsø and Lyngen this summer!

Summer is just around the corner and we start off with a well deserved vacation after a hectic ski season in The Lyngen alps. Our summer activities this summer will start from the 10 of July. We will have hiking day tours in Tromsø and Lyngen, guided alpine and rock climbing for all levels and visit the alpine peaks in the Lyngen alps and more… We offer mountain activities for all levels and needs this summer so please check the web page for updates regarding the different activities. Cheers / Jimmy Halvardsson at AscentDescent.

Get ready for the winter in 2015 with AscentDescent "The Lyngen Mountain Guides". Photo: Fredrik Schenholm

Get ready for the winter in 2015 with AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”. Photo: Fredrik Schenholm