Two years after my successful ski trip to Kjerag with Hessel, I started organizing guiding winter expeditions to Kjerag, on snow shoes. It proved to be very hard. Each year, we adapted the concept in accordance with the experiences and partly failures of that season.
The climate and weather conditions, combined with the rugged terrain make it extremely challenging to hike Kjerag in winter, let alone establish and maintain the required basecamp along the trail. As the access roads to Kjerag are closed during winter, it is impossible to reach Kjerag and return in one day. There are few days with good weather, and the wind often reaches storm strength, or worse.
However, with a lot of planning, logistics, help from locals, volunteers, and professional guides, as well as an equipment sponsorship by Hilleberg, we managed to successfully complete 14 winter expeditions to Kjerag.
In winter, the “Majesty of the Lysefjord” deems even more majestic – hanging 984 meters above the fjord, amidst snow-blanketed mountains, and frozen waterfalls, covered in ice. Those who joined us on this expedition will never forget the views, but even more so the adventure and journey to this impressive site.
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Realizing a dream, I started my own tour guiding company. Me and my great team guided over 10,000 guests to Preikestolen, Kjerag and other gems at the Lysefjord.
An awesome stop-over in Colorado to enjoy snow with great friends, followed by tourism workshops with Innovation Norway in San Francisco and Seattle.
Together with Innovation Norway and other Norwegian outdoor tourism companies, I travelled to the Big Apple for tourism workshops and sightseeing.
On a business trip to meet tent producer Hilleberg in Seattle, I made some time for a mini roadtrip to the Cascades, around Mount Rainier.
Is it possible to hike to Kjerag in winter? We tried on skis, and reached Kjerag in 2 days. We spent the night in a snow cave with a view on the Lysefjord. Magic.
In preparing for starting up a guided tour company, I hiked 80 km around most of the Lysefjord, visiting Preikestolen, Kjerag, Flørli and more along the way.
Other Work Posts
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Working onboard MS Fram on two expeditions to The Falklands / Malvinas, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers, penguins and so much more.
The coolest adventure ever. Hiking, snow shoeing, camping and swimming! Ice bergs, mountains, glaciers, penguins, whales. Even a volcano and hot springs!
Shark teeth-like, glacier covered mountains rise steeply out of the Atlantic. On its shores, a cacophonic wildlife, full of penguins and seals. Mind-blowing.
Joining MS Fram’s Expedition Team for 2 sailings from Svalbard, along the coast, to Bergen. Glaciers, mountains, fjords, northern lights, wildife, and more!
As part of my Arctic Nature Guide education, I worked as a snow mobile guide. Mainly to either the East Coast of Spitsbergen, or Russian Barentsburg.
A week of adventure on Corsica, as a substitute outdoor education teacher. Hiking, climbing, canyoning, biking, kayaking with a sporty group of students!