Spitzbergen - Brian Farquharson

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:


GRONFJORDEN

Strandlinuten - 519 mum - 4hrs

Seipfjellet - 732 mum - 5hrs

Christensenfjella - 682 - 4hrs


TEMPELFJORDEN

Balchin - 923 mum - 5hrs

Roymyrofjellet - 617 mum - 4hrs

Kalotten - 652 mum - 4hrs

Langtuna - 980 mum - 7hrs


BILLEFJORDEN

Skelton fjellet - 922 mum - 8hrs

Hogskule fjellet - 707 mum - 6hrs

Sindbolen - 654 mum - 4hrs


DICKSONSFJORDEN

Citadellet - 1073 -mum - 8hrs

Trungen - 800 mum - 4hrs


TRUGGHAMNA

Spiret - 734 mum - 4 hrs

Protectorfjellet - 847 mum - 5hrs

Daudmanennen - 707 mum - 5hrs 


There are too many peaks to list them all!


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