The biggest moon in 70 years on Svartisen – Ski across Svartisen vest glacier!
Do you want to cross Svartisen, and reach the highest summit Snøtinden in the fall?
The northern light, the super full moon, navigating, crevasse fields, rivers, ropes, sunset, whiteout, spectacular moments, summit, its everything!
It is a 3-day adventure. 3 days of spectacular moments , camping in tents, ski with pulka and climb with crampons. We will head for Snøtinden, this is not only Svartisen highest point, but also Rana municipality highest summit. While we are walking in winter land, we might see all the way to Sweden in east and Lofoten in west. Sign up for a great adventure, and go beyond your wildest imaginations!
Period: 11, 12, 13 November 2016
Duration: 3 days
Participants: max. 8 participants + experienced guide
Price: 2950.- NOK
Price includes: crevasse rescue equipment, emergency beacon (EPIRB) inREACH, dinner, breakfast, tent, pulka, stove, cooking equipment
Price does not include: personal clothing, skiing equipment, sleeping bag, mattress, (possible to rent), snacks
Change of program: route, time and distance may change during the trip, based on weather conditions.
Requirements: You need to have some experience of skiing and be in general good shape. We will ski for about 6-12 hours.
⦁ We meet at 09:00pm at the Storglomvatnet dam. From here we will climb our way up to Svartisen.
⦁ As the starting point is at 600m above the sea level, we soon reach the snow, and we put on our crampons, and after a while the skis. It’s a steep climb, it`s probably warm, but once we get up, it’s just amazing!
⦁ We work our way up to a point called 1302. It is a summit from which we can see all the way to Sweden in the East and the Lofoten archipelago to the West. There are some amazing spots to take landscape pictures up at 1302. This will be the camp for the day.
⦁ When we wake up and if the weather is clear, we can see Snøtinden from here. This will be the goal for the day.
⦁ The contrast between snow and all the surrounding lower mountains and hills with no snow offers opportunities for some spectacular pictures.
⦁ From 1302 we head for Snøtinden. Once we reach the summit, we are at Svartisen’s highest point, as well as Rana municipality’s highest summit. If the wind is calm, we have our lunch here.
⦁ After the lunch, we slowly head back towards the 1302, and spend the night here.
⦁ After a good breakfast, we will use our tracking to head back between the crevasses and head for civilization. We ski back and enjoy the beautiful scenery in front of us. We leave Svartisen National Park behind, our minds full of beautiful moments that will be hard to explain to people walking around back home!
Some words from the trip: http://dobbelnilssen.blogspot.no/2016/10/hstkryssing-av-svartisen.html