Lyngen has become a kind of touring eldorado due to the great snow conditions and proximity to the sea. In this Video Trip Report you get great impressions of the area and the ten day touring action.
On may 3rd 2014 a band of merry skiers (and a lone splitboarder named Lars) set out from the southern end of the Lyngen peninsula with the ambition of making their way the almost 200km to the north.
No clue about what they are going to find on their, way. They just got the general info from the map, the weather forecast, snow conditions and so on. But what they really going to find,...
Apart from three depots of freeze dried food and a burger stop at Magic Mountain lodge they were in complete solitude, surviving only on what they could carry. Ahead of them lay innumerous ascents, endless traverses and long nights in tents filled with the sweet aroma of well used liners.
They started around one hour drive away from Tromso, packed with everything they need. Ropes, Safety Equipment, tents, cooking material, food, Maps, extra cloth from Norrøna,... So their backpacks weight around 20kg.
This is their story of a camaraderie greater than mountains and an immeasurable love of the wild, snow-clad outdoors.
With Vegard Rye, Lars Nilssen, Thor Falkanger, Bruno Compagnet, Minna Riihimaki and Camille Jaccoux.
Sponsors: Norrøna, Black Crows skis, Magic Mountain Lodge, Ascent Descent guiding and friluftsbutikken.
A Big thank you from Lars, to Nicolai Schirmer, Jimmy for fixing the Boat ride back home, and the rest of the crew for the good time.
A big THANK YOU to Lars Nilssen for sharing this experience with us.
Episode 1: Ski / Splitboard transalp Lyngen, the southern peninsula
Episode 2: Ski / Splitboard transalp Lyngen, the southern peninsula