Project Description

GLACIER AND SUMMIT ADVENTURE

  • 2 days on glacier

  • 1 summit day

This adventure let you explore the blue ice for two full days before heading off for a real summit the last day.

ABOUT

Glacier and summit adventure is an activity that combines the best of the glacier with a real summit. The blue ice part includes walking between crevasses and ice walls and some climbing. The summit day can you can choose between a rewarding trip over the glacier to Storebjørn (Big Bear, 2222 m) or an easier trip to the Norway’s highest mountain (Galdhøpiggen, 2469 m).

PROGRAM

Glacier mountaineering in Norway

Day 1: Learn about equipment, walking techniques on the ice, use of ice axe. Walking in gradually more difficult ice.

Day 2: Climbing walls and out of crevasses. Walking in secure ways in more advanced areas of the ice.

Day 3: Choose between one of these summits

Storebjørn (Big Bear, 2222 m). The trip starts from the camp and crosses two glaciers, Leirbreen and Bjørnebreen (Bear glacier). This summit has glacier and crevasses all the way to the top, with a beautiful view to the surroundings. We rarely meet other people in this trip.

Galdhøpiggen (2469 m). First, we need to drive to Juvasshytta at 1800 m. Then we cross Styggebreen (The ugly glacier) to reach the foot of the mountain. From here we climb and scramble up to the top. Needless to say, the view from here is the best you can have over mountains and glaciers in Jotunheimen. But we will not be here alone, lots of people follow the guided tours or comes from the other side.

Do you want somewhere else? Just ask. If it is close by and suitable difficulty we will try to do as you want to.

INCLUDES

Certified guides, as always. Also, this activity includes hire of glacier equipment (helmet, harness, ice axe, crampons, ice screws, carabiners, ropes).

Look at the FAQ section below for a detailed list of equipment you need to bring yourself.