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Explore 62° North AS

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any question you may have.

Explore 62° North AS
Indre kulen 55
6718 Deknepollen
Norway

Phone +47 99 69 81 13
bottlemail @ explore62.com


VAT 922 319 502 MVA


Iban: NO23 3633 6205 349
BIC / Swift: SPAVNOBBXXX


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I’m travelling alone, will I be lonely?
Our very first season 2020 we only do group bookings so every guest will know each other’s. Our trips are very social, so if we can promise you one thing, it’s that you won’t be lonely. We travel in small groups of likeminded people.

Who are the people on board, and how many on each boat?
A lot of people travel alone, some as a couple and some as a group of friends. Most importantly, they’re a great bunch people, all curious and eager to learn how to sail and learn about the areas we visit. Sharing grand experiences likes these create great bonds and future friendships. Age is not important to us. All ages are welcome as long as you’ll do your bit to contribute towards everyone having a great trip. Each trip is different, with different amounts of participants.


Do I have to be physically fit to book with Explore 62?
Steering a sailing boat is not physically demanding, moving around in rough weather may be. This is seldom a problem. However, you may enjoy our other activities, like fishing, kayaking, surfing, hiking etc. more if you have a basic level of fitness. Our ski touring trips are about medium of health and ski level.


Insurance
You need valid travel insurance. Ideally one which covers cancellation & flight back home if you get sick. About our wintertime activities like ski & sail please remember that you need a travel insurance that covers off-piste / backyard skiing.

Equipment
We have tabs for equipment list for each tour. For our ski & sail tours you need your own skis and equipment’s. It's possible to rent ski and avalanche rug sack with our guides from company Uteguiden AS.


Safety First
We are very serious about safety! At sea we’ll practice how to handle different situations. Amongst these; man-over-board, fire, abandon ship, dismasting and running aground. It’s important to build knowledge, understanding and competency around critical situations. Our trips are centered on learning how to sail, so it’s important that you are able to participate rather than being a passive passenger.

Before our Ski & Sail trips we practice and repeat search and rescue techniques, including use of avalanche equipment. You will be required to fill in a declaration form with information of next of kind. Our skipper are very experienced in every situation, and they meet the Norwegian Maritime Directorate's requirements.


Minimum participants
As written above we only take group bookings this first seasons, and the booking starts at 4 explorers and maximum 6 (7 is possible, just send us a request)


Food & allergies
If you have special request about food, like vegan / vegetarian or have allergies like gluten and lactose please let us know as soon as possible so we can add it to our menu.


 

Equipment List

Make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you’re missing something important on the list below.

SKIS, BOOTS, POLES
Touring skis, boots and backcountry ski poles.

SKI CRAMPONS
To assist in steep ascents. Consider bringing an ice ax or whippet as well.

HELMET
Safety first! Make sure it fits over your thin, windproof hat and does not move when you shake your head.

BEACON, SHOVEL, PROBE
Bring extra batteries for your beacon and make sure your beacon currently has above 90% battery.

BASE LAYER - 2 SETS
2 sets of wool long-sleeved top and bottom. Warm, Extra Warm or Expedition thickness is recommended.

MID-LAYER
A medium thickness wool or fleece top to go over your base layer.

NSULATED JACKET
A thick, warm, insulated jacket to put on during breaks. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic.

SHELL / RAIN JACKET
Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extremely important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation.

MEDIUM INSULATED JACKET
Use a synthetic or down jacket that fits over your base layer and mid layer, yet underneath your rain shell. Should be comfortable with full range of movement when all layers are on.

EXTRA TOP LAYER
Bring an extra medium thick layer to add underneath your medium insulated jacket in case you get cold easily.

GLOVES & MITTENS
1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth with wind proofing. 1 extra pair of thick mittens in case yours get wet. 3 in total.

HATS
2 warm hats. 1 thick, 1 thin. Make sure at least one has a windproof lining.

HIKING SOCKS
4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle or higher. 2 thin. 2 thick. We recommend a 5th pair that are extra thick for evenings.

BOOTS
Bring lightweight boots.

SKI BACKPACK
Ski pack for emergency gear and daily needs: food, water, beacon, shovel, probe, layers, first aid kit, etc... 40-50 liters recommended.

SUNGLASSES
UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost. Bring dark lenses with plastic frames, not metal.

SUNSCREEN / CHAPSTICK
Make sure the Chapstick has UV rated sunscreen in it. We also suggest cold cream such as Dermatome to help protect your skin

WATER BOTTLES
Insulated water bottle, 2-liter capacity. Do not bring a camelback bladder, this will freeze in cold temperatures.

SHELL PANTS
Waterproof shell pants. Gore-Tex is best. We recommend heavier duty pants to keep you warm with zips for ventilation.

HEADLAMP
Make sure you bring extra batteries as they die faster in the cold.

WOOL UNDERWEAR
We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra. No cotton

CAMERA
Be prepared for the cold. Insulating your camera will keep it working for the entire trip. We suggest bringing an extra battery pack.

SITTING MAT
Strongly recommended to insulate you from the ground