Ski touring and Boat
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Designed for explorers and hikers who want to discover the remotest glaciers and peaks of Greenland from a boat.

A very comfortable and authentic boat with cosy bunk rooms and a window-walled mess, will sail us amongst Greenland's deep blue fjords that carve far into some of the snowiest mountains anywhere, offering unlimited skiing; large valley, nice glaciers, canyons, steep couloirs with the continuous sea view is standard in this package.

Our main ski touring and sailing area spread from Maniitsoq to Evighedsfjorden. The fjords and glaciers in this region are very deep and wild with stunning views. The peaks are reaching up to 2000 meters of high.


Dates

from 21st April to 28th April 2015
from 28th April to 5th May 2015

Rate

€ 4800 per person for a private group of 4 to 5 person 
€ 4350 per person for a private group of 6 to 8 person

Included

Flight from Copenhagen to Maniitsoq Airport and return
Transfer from Maniitsoq Airport to the boat
7 nights accommodation in a double room, full board including 3 meals per day
6 days ski touring between the fjords
UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guides

... an unforgettable adventure

Not included

Flight from you home to Copenhagen and return
Night in Copenhagen
Basic safety equipment with transceiver, shovel, probe and harness (we can provide them on request)
Cancellation and repatriation insurance
Personal expenses

Day 1 - We meet in Copenhagen the day before or directly in the airport of Maniitsoq. Manitsoq is nestled on an island at the mouth of a fjord surrounded by peaks above 2000 m. 

Day 2 - East of Hamborgerland we reach the fantastic landscapes of the Sermilinguaq Fjord, where we will sail by colonies of Brünnich’s Guillemot and Kittiwake. The Maniitsoq area offers the most rugged scenery and mountain tops are flanked by glaciers reaching down to the sea. We sail to the fjord of Appamiut Kangerluarsuat and spend the night there.

Day 3 - We have many choices in this area to climb mountains from shore to the top. In the afternoon we aim for a mountain range north of Kangerluarsuat. The group will be shuttled back to the ship which will pick us up at the narrow strait of Kujataa Tunua for a scenic evening sail into Evighedsfjorden (EternityFjord).

Day 4 - Today we aim for an unnamed 1135 m high alpine peak. The view across Evighedsfjorden (Eternity Fjord) is magnificent. Once skiers reassemble back on the ship we will sail further into Eternity Fjord and stop at the large seabird colony of Taaterat (Kittiwake).

Day 5 - Ski mountaineers may even scale the highest mountain top in this area (1444 m). In the evening we will sail further into the mighty Eternity Fjord.

Day 6 - The alpine peaks of Evighedsfjorden offer many possibilities for ski mountaineers. We visit Kangaamiut. Hunting and fishing in the rich fjords and back country sustain a population of 350 people. In this area we often see Humpback Whale.

Day 7 - At the North side of Sermersuut (Hamborgerland) we ski for the last time into the glaciated interior of this beautiful and unique wilderness.

Day 8 - We disembark in Maniitsoq and board the charter plane from Maniitsoq to Copenhagen.

carte groenland bateau

Our boat was originally built as a herring lugger. The vessel was rebuilt as a three-masted passenger sailing schooner in 1994 and sailed in Spitsbergen (1994 – 1996) and in Galápagos (1998 - 2001). The vessel underwent a complete rebuilding and refurbishment program in 2011.  

The vessel measures 56 meters in length (168 ft.), 7 meters in width and has a draft of 2, 5 meters. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 34 passengers in 17 twin cabins. The general interior public areas include a spacious restaurant area so that all meals can be taken together as well as separate bar area and reading table area. There is room to relax, read and socialize.

The ship is well suited for expedition cruising among small islands and offers excellent open deck viewing areas, even when under sail.

GUIDES 

Your mountain guides are fully IFMGA certified and have many years experience ski touring worldwide. Every guide is connected by HF radio to the the boat skipper and is equipped with sat phone and gps. 

A transceiver with shovel, probe and harness is standard equipment that you should bring with you. We can provide this equipment on request.


SHIP

The two inflatable rubber crafts (zodiacs) enable landing and wildlife viewing opportunities in otherwise inaccessible areas. 
The communication and navigation equipment has been completely renewed in 2011 according to the latest SOLAS regulations.

Our main goal is to minimize your risk whilst maximizing your investment and your skiing.