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Ski Expedition Course - Norway 

 Learn polar travel skills at Golsfjellet - 6 days

Learn winter camping/navigation/safety routines and techniques
Ski with a loaded sledge in beautiful Norweigian nature
Good training for those thinking about a longer ski expedition in arctic regions

Description

This is a basic winter expedition course. We will be skiing on "Nordic BC skis" and dragging all our equipment along in sledges. 

We will have 4 nights in tents outside in the depth of Norweigian winter.

The course starts with arriving at Golsfjellet on day 1. After arriving all participants will be lodge in a cosy norweigian mountain cabin

After being lodged we will start to pack and prepare everything for leaving for our tent trip on day 3.

After everything is packed and ready, we will have dinner together in the cabin, followed by one night sleep in shared dormitory.

The day after (day 2), we will start with indoor safety and navigation lessons. After lunch we will head out on skis to practice navigation in real life! After returning to cabin, we will finish packing for the tent trip.

 

On day 3 we are leaving for 5 days of skiing and winter camping!

Arriving back early in the afternoon on day 7. Participants are leaving with the train in the afternoon and evening.

Who is this course for

This is a course with focus on learning all the basic skills for doing multi day tent-based winter ski trips!

 

The goal is not walking as long as possible everyday, and be completely exhausted when putting up camp.

Rather the emphasis is on making sure that all participants are getting all the basics right from the start!

 

Main themes are good winter camping routines/navigation/safety precautions/group management.

 

During the first days we will train mostly on making sure that the whole group learns how to ski and camp in cold winter conditions. And as we are becoming more confident in our newfound skills, we can increase the daily distances and having more focus on basic and advanced navigation lessons aswell as group mangament.

 

Thus we will build our skills in a gradual step-by-step way, making sure that we are never exceeding out capabilities as a group, for therein lies one of most important aspects of doing ski expeditions in wild arctic regions!
 

Dates & Price

Course price: 6500 DKK

Dates 2023: 

4-10 December 

11-17 December 

Dates 2024:

8-14 January

Arriving at "Golsfjellet" on the 4 December, 11 December, 8 January, during the afternoon/evening.

Leaving afternoon/evening on the 10 December, 17 December, 14 January.

If you are  having any further questions  contact me:

Mail: thuleexpeditions@gmail.com

+47 48604292

If interested in booking the course, follow link below:

Location & Transport

 

"Golsfjellet" is located in the heart of mountain Norway. Winter starts early here and last for a long time. Here we can both great pine forests but also alpine high mountain areas.

Golsfjellet can be accessed by train via the trainline that runs between Oslo and Bergen. Train tickets can be booked here:

If arriving by train you should purchase a ticket to "Gol station". After which you will be picked up by car and driven the last bit up to Golsfjellet.

Norwegian Train Company

It is thus possible to arrive in either Bergen or Oslo by plane and then take the train from there to "Gol Station".

Alternatively you can also drive all the way to Golsfjellet by car.

What is included 

  • Services of a qualified Arctic Nature Guide

  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to lunch on day 7

  • 2 night accomodation in shared dormitory at Golsfjellet Cabin cabin (day 1 - 3)

  • Expedition equipment, tents, stoves, cooking utenstils, thermos bottle, snow shovel, sledges equipped with a drag system, harness for sledge

  • All safety equipment, including satellite phone, satellite beacons

  • Rental skis, ski poles, skins (NOT ski boots)



 

What is not included 

  • Transport to/from "Gol station" in Norway

  • Ski boots (must be very warm, and compatible with the binding system NNN BC
  • Personal clothing (must be able to cope with minus 20 celsius for multiple days
  • Sleeping bag (must have a minimum comfort temperature of minus 10 celsius)
  • Sleeping mat (minimum R-value of 6)
  • Snacks for all days
  • Personal Hygenics
  • Personal Travel insurance 
  • Any extra expenses due to unforeseen events and changes (delayed flights, extra logistics and accomodation)
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