Workshop – “Decisions in Avalanche Terrain”

Welcome to the Northern Lyngen alps and Ascent Descents “Learning from the Legends” weekend 2018. A memorable event and course with avalanche terrain management and inspiration in focus. Two evenings with lectures, slide shows and two days on the mountain with certified Mountain Guides and special guests. It´s one of our few “open” events during the winter so it´s a good opportunity to meet other skiers from the area and future ski buddies. 

This weekend we focus on “the skiers” approach in avalanche terrain but will also run a detailed search and rescue exercise and explain avalanches and why they occur.

Instructors at this point:

Ptor Spricenieks – World wide ski mountaineer 

Photo: Scott Winn

Ptor is a passionate ski mountaineer and even if not fully certified IFMGA guide he´s been guiding in the back country in remote places of the planet since 17 years. He has also worked with avalanche control in Gulmarg. He will share his thoughts on the mountain as well as in the evenings. Ptor Lives in La Grave and it´s a great honor to have him listed for this event. If you live in the Tromsø area this is a chance not to be missed… Please check out the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJq57RonNOE

Markus Landrø – IFMGA Mountain Guide and avalanche guru

Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes

Markus is one of the leading avalanche workers in Europe and is part of the team who developed the Norwegian Avalanche forecasting system VARSOM.NO. Educated IFMGA guide and author of the very recognized avalanche handbook “Skredfare” (avalanche danger in Norwegian) he will contribute with huge knowledge and we are very proud to have him on the team for this weekend.  Markus will join us in the evenings and be one of the instructors on the mountain. 

Jimmy Halvardsson – IFMGA Mountain guide 

A sunny day in the lyngen alps about to “rip the skins” before heading off to the fjords down below.

Founder of Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”. Dynafit ambassador and Mountain guide since 12 years in Scandinavia, The Alps and Japan. Avalanche worker at Regobs/Varsom.  Will share his thoughts about risk management and local tweaks and tips to get the most out of the Lyngen alps.

SO, if having fun on the mountain and chill out in the sauna or jacuzzi before listening to some really interesting lectures in the evenings sounds like your thing please send a mail to ascentdescent@gmail.com for info and booking.

Included:

Accommodation, Food, Guiding/Instruction, Bed linen/Towels, Event (Transport will be organized for the ones without vehicles)

4250 Nok/Person

Location:

Lyngsalpan Cruise / Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord Lenangen, The Lyngen alps.

 

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

Decision making in avalanche terrain

In the end of January 2018 we run a very special avalanche course for any skier to join. High lighting “decision making in avalanche terrain” we hope to make it interesting for skiers at all levels and aspiring ski mountaineers. Bringing in top names as Markus Landrø and Ptor Spricenieks we make sure to give huge value for money and a real kick-start to the season up here. Both inspirational and packed with learning we hope for full house as the Lyngen prime time season will be just around the corner. Please check out the program under “Events” and please send a mail for taking part or ask questions about the weekend.

 

Markus Landrø will be part of the team trying to answer the “go or no go” question during the last weekend of January. Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes

Lyngen spring season

It´s mid May and finally the spring has arrived with warmer temperatures and midnight sun just around the corner. The Lyngen alps has bees fantastic lately with a few weeks of perfect weather, powder and great snow coverage down to the shores. For many this is the best time of the year and at the moment we experience the first heavy transformation in the snow pack and it will soon be perfect spring snow lasting well in to June this year. Here is some pictures from one of our days last week!

Great day out in the backyard! Photo: jimmy Halvardsson

Fantastic snow, cold temperatures and long days in the Lyngen alps last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Obligatory sea view. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Last sunny slopes back to the shore had great spring snow conditions at the end. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen prime time and meeting guide colleagues from far away is always fun! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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 ski season starts already in october but it all gets a little bit more predictable after christmas. Starting of in January with day tours ski touring and some travel abroad our peak season starts in late february. Get a group together and join us for the 2017 season in the Lyngen alps. Send a request from the contact page or give us a call.

We put one day with the boat in the package for each group to enjoy the fantastic skiing on the islands, scenery and if the sea is calm we might stop and try to catch some cod.

We put one day with the boat in the package for each group to enjoy the fantastic skiing on the islands, scenery and if the sea is calm we might stop and try to catch some cod.

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to have such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson