SPITZBERGEN - SVALBARD
This small island group is one of the last lone frontiers of Europe. With its mass of ice and many mountains, it is truly an amazing place to visit.
The advantage of being based on a yacht in Spitzbergen is, that we can go where ever and whenever we want, which means we can get the best ski-touring possible. Also, a big factor of being on a sailboat is, we have far fewer problems on meeting some of Svalbard's’ animal life: Polar bears and Walrus.
One of the magical things about skiing in Svalbard is the constant proximity of glaciers. Everywhere you look, they are calving into the sea. There are few things more magical than skiing down from a summit which meets the sea. Because we are in a sailboat, sleeping and eating logistics are quite simple.
Weather permitting, we can anchor up where ever we like, and will almost certainly be on glaciated terrain every day. Don't worry, Svalbard offers incredible ski/touring for all standards. Whenever we are ashore, we will have a rifle and flare guns with us, for polar bear protection. There will be a briefing on arrival, about polar bear proximity evacuation protocol.
ONE OF THE LAST TRUE ICE / SNOW ADVENTURES ( THE TIMES )
Below is a little info on some if the ski-touring routes that we can take:
Strandlinuten - 519 mum - 4hrs
Seipfjellet - 732 mum - 5hrs
Christensenfjella - 682 - 4hrs
Balchin - 923 mum - 5hrs
Roymyrofjellet - 617 mum - 4hrs
Kalotten - 652 mum - 4hrs
Langtuna - 980 mum - 7hrs
Skelton fjellet - 922 mum - 8hrs
Hogskule fjellet - 707 mum - 6hrs
Sindbolen - 654 mum - 4hrs
Citadellet - 1073 -mum - 8hrs
Trungen - 800 mum - 4hrs
Spiret - 734 mum - 4 hrs
Protectorfjellet - 847 mum - 5hrs
Daudmanennen - 707 mum - 5hrs
There are too many peaks to list them all!