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Alpine skiing in Atomfjella
(April-May)

Nok 25.900,- per pers .

This is a seven day trip in to the most exciting area of the north part of Spitsbergen . The Atomfjella is an area with mountains with hundreds of steep mountainsides and fabulous peaks. Most of them known only from the maps, not yet climbed. Since all mountains in this area are from 1400 to 1700 meters high most routes on this trip will have big differences in altitude, up to 1200 meters. The first and last day of the trip will be spend on transportation by snowmobile to and from Longyearbyen, approximately 180 kilometres one way. The rest of the time, six days, we will spend exploring this spectacular mountain area, climbing some of the peaks; among them mount Perrier (1717 meters over sea level). We will have a base camp for all the seven nights we spend in big warmed tent, and every day we will do daytrips starting off from the base camp. If we wish we can move the camp to reach more peaks more easily. To participate in this trip you have to be in very good physical condition, as well as a good skier and you should be experienced in outdoor winter activities. Period April 10th – May 20th.

Day by day program:

Day 1: pick up at your hotel in Longyearbyen. Briefing about the trip and transportation by snowmobile, last preparations and packing of snowmobiles and sledges before dressing up for the snowmobile trip. We start as soon as we are ready, and drive eastwards, through Adventdalen and Sassendalen. If we are lucky we will spot Svalbard Reindeer in this area, late afternoon we will reach Tempelfjord and before crossing the fjord ice we will make a stop at Fredheim, an old trapper’s station. After crossing the fjord we will drive through valleys and glaciers over to Bünsowland. We will have a warm lunch in the bottom of Gipsdalen before driving up Lomonosovfonna and drive north over the glacier. After app. 50 kilometres we will se the Newton area, and we will eventually stop by Gallerbreen, in the Atomfjella area. Here we unpack the snowmobiles and set our first camp. The snowmobiles will return to Longyearbyen the same day, and then pick us up again after 6 days. Dinner in a big warmed tent and sleeping in tents.

Day 2- day 6: breakfast and preparations for the trips. We will choose witch peaks to climb from an enormous and varied choice in the area. We will pack our small rucksacks for the day, and we always bring warm lunch. The routes will be decided by the participants and the guide together, depending on weather and snow conditions as well as the participants’ condition. On this trip we usually climb the top of mount Perrier (the highest in Atomfjella) and many other mountains around 1400-1500 meters. At night we will have dinner in the basecamp in a warmed big tent, and there are possibilities to dry clothes and shoes. We spend the night in tents.

Day 7: Breakfast and clearing the camp area. We will have a warm lunch outdoors and early afternoon the snowmobiles will arrive from Longyearbyen to pick us up. We dress up for driving, pack our things on the sledges and start the ride back to Longyearbyen. We will make on the way. Estimated arrival back in Longyearbyen is 20.00. After unpacking the sledges we will bring you to your hotel in Longyearbyen.

 


 

Minimum number of participants: 4 persons

Included in the price: overnights in tent, pulk, rescue insurance, camping equipment, full board, experience Guide, emergency/safety equipment, transportation as described in program (by snowmobile, car, boat).

Not included in the price: warm sleeping bag, madras, flights, meals and overnight in Longyearbyen, beverages, mineral water, personal travel insurance.

 

Photo Stefano Poli

 

 


 

Poli Arctici, enterprise no: NO 986568638; Longyearbyen, 9171, Svalbard, Norway.
Email: stefano@poliarctici.com   Tel: +47 79 02 17 05    Fax: +47 79 02 17 34   Cellular: +47 91 38 34 67