+47 94860012 info@ascentdescent.com

Welcome to Lyngen!

The Lyngen peninsula is covered by mountains and glaciers. Only a small road along the shoreline allows you to travel around the mountains. With sharp peaks and majestic domes, it has the scale of the European Alps while surrounded by water.

For the ski tourer, there is something for everybody.  For those who want scenic routes, with great views and easy skiing in a beautiful place. It is also a paradise for those who search for big faces and steep couloirs.

The peninsula is split by the fjord into a Northern and a Southern part. We are located in Nord-Lenangen, a small fishing village in the North. Here we have stunning mountains at our doorstep and the possibility to travel by car or boat.

Meet our guides

We are the biggest guide operator on Lyngen and we love to take people skiing in these mountains.  All guides have certified education. With great local knowledge and experience from frequently guiding in different parts of the world, we are very proud of our team.

Mikael Abrahamsson

I am an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Sweden. Member of SBO (Swedish mountainguide association).
Most of my adult life I have spent climbing and skiing in mountain ranges around the world.
Moving in this terrain in any kind of style is one of my favourite things to do.
My home is Chamonix in the French alps but I like to spend a big part of the winter season in Norway.

Steve ‘Chipie’ Windross

Chipie born in the U.K is a Canadian ski guide. He made his way to French Alps in the mid 90s to work as a chef/restauranteur.
He now calls Northern Norway home and guides expeditions around the world from the Arctic to Antarctic.
If he`s not on a mountain, you`ll likely find Chipie fishing for salmon or looking to surf a mellow left.

Catalin Fratila

I am an IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Romania, a member of VOBS (Austrian Mountain Guides Association) and EEMGA (Eastern European Mountain Guides Association). My passion for the mountains started when I was a kid, which is the reason why I chose to study Environmental Science.
I worked on the Mountain Rescue team in Romania since 2004 and in 2021 I started guiding in the Alps.


Fede grew up in a small village in the Alps, climbing, running and skiing.
Since his IFMGA qualification in 2008 he has worked as a guide every summer and winter, first around the Alps,
and then seasons in NZ, Japan, Canada, Georgia and Norway

Whitney Thurlow