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Explore 62° North AS

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Explore 62° North AS
Indre kulen 55
6718 Deknepollen
Norway

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


VAT 922 319 502 MVA


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Friday, 26 July Robert Chr Vaage

Mount Skåla is an giant of a mountain situated in Loen, Nordfjord. Skåla is 1843 meter above sea level. To reach the top you won’t find a longer uphill stretch in the whole of Norway. Mount Skåla is poplular both for hiking and for ski touring. Explore 62 north's adventure trip "Explore Nordfjord" we will at day 4 of 6 hike this beautiful giant of an mountain. We can, if you want to book our sailboat do some ski and sail touring in Nordfjord. Everything is possible and we can cutomize a trip for you and your friends.

From Visit Norway: The most famous hike in the area is the one to the top of mount Skåla, a mountain in the Jostedalsbreen National Park with grand views of the surrounding glaciers, fjords and mountains. At the top, you will find one of Norway’s most original hiking cabins, called Kloumannstårnet or Skålatårnet.

Built in 1891, this round tower is definitely a tourist attraction in its own right. Spend the night there or just make yourself a well-deserved cup of coffee. The hike to the top of Mount Skåla takes six to eight hours and requires a good level of fitness.

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Saturday, 13 July Robert Chr Vaage

At day one of Explore 62 north's adventure "Explore Nordfjord" we will surf at the amazing beach Hoddevik at Stadlandet in Nordfjord. If we are "unlucky" and there is no wind, the ocean is flat with no waves we have the possibilities to hike the mountain Mosekleivhornet

At the top of Mosekleivhornet we have an amazing panoramic view of the village Hoddevik, the beach and the wild North sea coming in from west. There can be really rough weather at Stadlandet with very strong wind and heavy waves. The Stadhavet is a feared and well-known stretch of sea for sailors along the Norwegian coast. Many ships and many human lives have been lost in storms on the Stadhavet. Some of the shipwrecks are better known than others.

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Friday, 14 June Robert Chr Vaage

Day 2 of 6 in Explore 62 north's adventure "Explore Nordfjord" we wil hike this amazing sea cliff Hornelen, 860 meter above sea level. Hornelen is located at 62 degrees north in Bremanger and is a part of the beautiful Nordfjord.

From Fjord Norway: The hike will give you a spectacular hiking experience. The trail is quite challenging and steep, but gives you fantastic views all along the way to the top. On the top you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view! You will get a great overview of the varied and scenic landscape in FjordKysten - narrow deep fjords, majestic mountains and small islands far out at sea. If you dare to, you can lie down on the edge of the cliff and look straight down on the sea 860 meters below you. Hiking to Hornelen is a full day trip, but it is worth the effort you put in. The view is spectacular!

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Monday, 10 June Robert Chr Vaage

Free ride skier and olympian winner Hedvig Wessel has been in Sunnmore alps and Nordfjord to capture a brand new episode for her youtube channel, Hedvig's way. All accomondations onboard our beautiful lady Westland. Together with her friends Hedvig went ski touring in Hjorundfjord, surfing in Hoddevik, sailing Nordfjord and finally some skiing in Loen.

The episode was captured and edited by Laureen Mahuie, all the way from Belgia. Explore 62 north wish Hedvig luck with freeride world tour in Narvik, and welcome back!

Monday, 29 April Robert Chr Vaage

We just love to show our guests what Sunnmore, Nordfjord & Norway as a playground has to offer of spectacular nature and world class adventures!

Right now we are sailing the Norwegian fjords accessing the beautiful mountains for ski touring. On this tour we have some special guests, olympian winner Hedvig Wessel, Sandra Lahnsteiner and their friends, Caroline Strømberg and Evelina Nilsson. Laureen Mahieu, all the way from Belgia is making our brand new ski touring film for social media. and our website.

The trip start in Aalesund sailing to Urke in Hjorundfjord where we are skiing for a couple of days. Then heading Hoddevik at Stadlandet for some fun and surfing before we sail all the way to Loen in Nordfjord. All in one fjord!

Explore 62 north is starting up with ski & sail Sunnmore Alps in february 2020. Booking opening from 1st of August 2019.

Thursday, 11 April Robert Chr Vaage

We have now been in Stjordal, at the end of Trondheims fjord and bought this beautifull grand dame SY Westland.
Westland is built in Aukra, outside Molde by Vaagen Shipdesign. Westland are inspired by the famous Colin Archer with pilothouse. Westland is 45 feet with a weight of 24 tonn, so she is quite solid built. The hull is built by gluing together three layers of solid wood and one layer with sandwich.

Westland takes about 7 passengers and a staff of 2, one skipper and one chef/matros. The further plan for Westland is to sail 4 day trips with the French consept of ski & sail in the Sunnmore alps in Hjorundfjord. We are also going to expolore Nordfjord with activities like surfing, hiking, mountain biking, kayakking and climbing the Via Ferrata.

We are now leaving Trondheim where we have mounted the sails and fixed some wires. Sailing back home to Maaloy. We need to get the ship ready for our first customers trip. We have to do some painting and cleaning tbefore the old lady is in ship shape and ready for new adventures.

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Tuesday, 02 April Robert Chr Vaage

Sail with us for 6 days and explore new activities like surfing, mountain biking, hiking, via ferrata and kayaking every day. All accommodation, food and drinks onborad SY Westland. Sleep well in our cozy cabins with clucking water outside and wake up in a new harbour along the fjord every day. We can, if you send us an request customize a special trip for you and your friends. If you book the boat we are very flexible and we can operate the area from Bergen in south to Aalesund in north.

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