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Arctic Mountain Guides provide guiding services across the neighboring countries of Arctic Scandinavia. In Norway we guide in Lyngen, Tromsø and, occasionally, in the Narvik / Lofoten area. In Finland, we guide in the Käsivarsi region of Kilpisjärvi and Hetta as well as in Lapland’s various skiing centres.
When moving in the mountains in winter you not only need the right equipment with you, but you need to know how to use it to be safe. At a bare minimum, in addition to standard mountain-safety equipment like headlamps and douvet jackets, all back-country skiers, boarders and mountaineers travelling into Scandinavian mountains should be carrying snow-safety gear (avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes).
We include the use of this specialist kit – and a rucksack to put them in – within the price of our products although you are welcome to use your own. Each of our ski days starts with a briefing about the use of safety equipment and at this time.
In addition, you will need to use your own ski-mountaineering equipment or normal skis with binding adapters / telemark skis with skins. Snowboarders ascend using snowshoes. We always recommend the use of helmets and back-armour for skiers and snowboarders, as well as additional knee protection for telemark skiers. All additional specialist kit (snowshoes, sleeping bags, binding-adapters, knee protection etc), can be hired from us, if necessary.
Ski mountaineering refers to challenging ascents that are carried out on foot / using crampons / snowshoes and descents that are carried out by ski. Our routes are always selected so as to make the descents as rewarding as possible, within the skill-level of the group. However, on our ski-mountaineering courses, we also consider ascent options and provide some climbing instruction, as appropriate. »ski mountaineering
The Northern Scandinavia offers an incredible heli skiing environment and a truly unique landscape. A white desert stretches out as far as you can see, broken only by the sharp lines of steep rock and mountain faces. On bright days you can see clearly out to the Arctic Ocean from the highest peaks and in mid-winter, the flaming Northern Lights splash colour across the night-time skies. It is an awe-inspiring place.
Don’t think, therefore, that heli-skiing is just for the professionals. So long as you have a reasonable level of on-piste skiing skills, we will be able to find slopes for you to enjoy. And, the beauty of heli-skiing is that you will be accessing superb mountain locations in a fast and easy way. Hence, all of your strength can go into your descents. »heli skiing
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