Doing this winters last guiding day yesterday with six norwegian skiers from the Oslo area. We had skied the previous 3 days in Lyngen and now it was time to visit Ulstinden on the Tromso mainland. Great peak, with a nice view over Lyngen. A bit windy yesterday but with clear sky and good snow cover. The snow was sticking pretty bad to the skis on the way down but not slowing us down to much ; ) Now it’s time to move south for a little vacation. Starting the summer season on the 20th of june. Gonna keep updating about climbs etc meanwile. Enjoy summer!
Swedish Lyngen profile, Linus Johansson, came for a 3 day visit and we had three days to play.. Having some time, skiing with friends is nice and keeps motivation up and going. We met in Kjosen trying to get a boat for a little project but it was harder than expected so we skied a couloir on sultinden to start with. Warmth and lots of snow kept us from reaching the summit but we had a good run down the couloir. Sleeping at David’s place (camp kviteberg) was nice and here we met some americans wich I briefly met earlier this month. Hooking up for two days, David, the american team, Linus and myself skied some new (for us) lines and mountains. Good atmosphere and cooking gave us some extra booze for the skiing. Cheers..
The last day on last weeks guiding was a tour on Stetinden 920m together with the german gang. (30th april). After several days of snow and wind it was pretty exciting to see how the snowpack had changed. Some spots with huge deposit zones and other places, like on Stetinden, some powder on top of hardpack. The skiing was great and we finished the tour with a dinner on fiskecompaniet in tromsö.
This week a great bunch of german skiers is visiting and before the snowstorm started we skied the seldom visited Kvasstinden. Great summit, great people and a tour to remember for many reasons..
After three weeks of touring here in the lyngen alps the really good conditions finally arrived. Last week the “Willis bunch” from scotland got some mixed weather with some nice days in between the snow and rain showers. This week, with the swedish “friluftsfrämjandet”, have been blessed with some of the best snow I’ve skied and clear blue skies. Yesterday we did one of my absolute favourite tours out here in Nord-Lenangen. Ruossavarri 816m at the tip of the lyngen peninsula held some great powder slopes with views from another world. Arrived by boat from the east side we made a traverse of the peninsula and skied great powder. Two days ago we skied the ultra classics storgalten 1219m and lille galten 836m in epic powder..
Came back to Tromso last week after a long drive from Chamonix and didn’t get dissapointed. A couple of nice tours with friends to start with and then meeting clients yesterday. Staying in The north part of Lyngen this time and having great weather at the moment. Topping out today on Steinfjellet and had fantastic views. The skiing was a bit crusty due to high temperatures earlier combined with cold and clear nights at the moment. Tomorrow we’re going on a little boat ride, looking for interesting birds along the way and more…
As usual I’m planning to spend some time in Lyngen and Tromsö this year and the spring is already getting booked by skiers who whant’s to see the fantastic landscape and ski the beautiful mountains up there. April and May will be specially reserved for the Lyngen Alps. If you are interested in the skitouring in Lyngen you can visit www.ascentdescent.com where you will find a rough program and more details. Here are some pictures from last season.
On our way to ski the Westface couloir on Jiekkevarri (1834m), wich is the highest peak in Northern Norway. You find this peak on the southern part of Lyngen.