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Lyngen på tvers

Har du lyst å oppleve mektige lyngenfjell på nært hold uten å må kjøre stupbratt på ski? Bil med oss på Lyngen på tvers!

Dette er lang tur i et vakkert breområde midt i hjertet av Lyngsalpan. Fra Koppangen til Sør-Lenangsbotn krysser vi Lenanngskaret og nyter fin skikjøring ned til Blåisvannet. Avhengig av hvordan vi legger ruten blir turen ca 15km og 1500 høydemeter. Store deler av ruten er på bre med skikjøring opptil 35 grader. Deltakere bør har en del toppturerfaring fra før og være i form til en 10 timers dag i fjellet men vi stiller ingen forkrav til erfaring fra bre.

Pris er 2000kr per pers, (min 5000kr om) opptil 6 personer. Ta kontakt med info@ascentdescent.com for booking.

Det er også mulig å arrangere start fra Strupen med båt eller overnatting i Nord-Lenangen om ønskelig. Har du en annen tur du har drømt om? Ta kontakt for et skreddersydd opplegg.

Covid og Lyngen 2021

Dagene blir lenger og det er dekt med snø fra fjæra til fjelltoppene. Nå er skisesongen i Lyngen ordentlig i gang og vi håper å dele fine opplevelser med nordmenn som befinner seg i Lyngen denne vinteren. Som følge av pandemien har vi igjen utsatt alle av våre utenlandsbookinger til 2022, noe som gjør at vi har nå rom til til å ta i mot flere nordmenn en vanlig. I 15 år har vi hatt fokus på guiding på ski i Lyngen, men vi kan også skreddersy skredkurs for deg og din kohort. Vi har også mulighet for å tilby overnatting til gjester som velger å gå tur uten våre guider i år.

Det er ingen tvil at det har vært et utfordrende år for mange pga av COVID, og usikkerheten og utfordringene er ikke helt forbi ennå. For de som ønsker å booke en tur denne vinteren er det viktigste for oss blir å holde god kommunikasjon. Før Corona krevde vi full betaling 30 dager før turen uten mulighet for kansellering for å sikre forutsigbart så vi kan sørge for å ha nok guider gjennom vinteren, men vi har blitt mye mere fleksibel med dette etter pandemien, noe som skaper veldig mye usikkerhet for oss. For å sikre datoene krever vi en 20% depositum. Om dere kanseller mere en 2 uker før blir det full refusjon. Vi venter også med å sende faktura før turen nærmer seg og vi er sikker på turen kan gjennomføres.  Om reisen blir innstillt på grunn av korona i de siste 2 ukene vil vi be deg om det er mulig å beholde deler av betalingen for å dekke noe av våres fast utgifter, og flytte bookingen frem i tid. Men, om du ønsker en full refusjon så vil du få pengene tilbake. 

Om det er noe mere du lurer på ikke nøl med å ta kontakt 🙂

When is the best time to ski in the Lyngen?

This year we’ve had an unreal early season with some of the best skiing in November we’ve had for several years. Though our snowpack isn’t as deep early in the season and the days are quite short, the light is beautiful. The sun has set now and won’t rise until the end of January, but we are hopeful for some great days skiing under the northern lights!

While we are guiding some days and teaching avalanche courses in December and January, we don’t really begin our ski weeks until February. Personally, February is my favorite month to ski in Lyngen and Tromsø. Though the days little colder and shorter than later in the season, we often have the mountains completely to ourselves and we have a better chance of skiing powder and seeing the northern lights when the nights are clear.

There is no doubt that March, April and May are the most is the popular months for ski touring in Lyngen! It’s that perfect time of year when we have lots of daylight and a deep snowpack all the way down to the sea. By the middle of May the Snowpack begins to creep up the mountains but with 24 hours of sunlight we have plenty of time to hike our skis up to the snow line for those who want to ski until the beginning of June.

In other news we are excited to announce some changes heading into the 2020 season. We are happy to be expanding alongside with Lyngen Experience. In addition to professional guides with local knowledge we have more accommodation options and more capacity. If you are interested in booking a ski week, ski weekend, or some days skiing by boat we are looking forward to hearing from you.

This photo was taken at midday while on a skitour this November. Though the days are short, the arctic light is beautiful. Photo: Vegard Rye

Northern Lights over russelvfjellet. A ski week in February is the best time to combine good skiing and northern lights. Photo: Kjetil Skogli

Powder skiing on Storgalten in the end of March. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Summer skiing on Russelvfjellet. Depending on our snow year our season can last until early June. Photo: Finn Hovem

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 info@ascentdescent.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

 

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/.

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