Ski Mountaineering / Alpine Touring


Greenland

For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list, this includes having good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms! Also respect that cotton clothing is not appropriate for any strenuous outdoor activity – this includes jeans and t-shirts. Modern outdoor clothing is by far more comfortable and will greatly improve your experience. 

Ski touring / gear and clothes:

  • Touring skis (AT – Telemark – Split-board)
  • Ski boots
  • Skins, cut for the skis, in good working conditions
  • Ski-crampons
  • Ski poles
  • Avalanche beacon, probe and shovel
  • Small first AID kit including a blister kit
  • Ski socks – few pairs
  • Warm underwear / wool or synthetics
  • Pants, e.g. soft-shell
  • Fleece jacket
  • Soft-shell jacket or other wind proof and breathable layer
  • Waterproof jacket with a good hood and pants
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. down or primaloft)
  • Ski-goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Head-lamp
  • Balaclava/face mask – Wool or synthetic
  • Water bottle; insulated / thermos (1 – 2 litres total)
  • Gloves – 2 - 3 pairs thin and thick
  • Mittens – thick with good insulation
  • Sun block, lip balm etc.
  • Back-pack with straps for skis (35 – 45 litres)
  • Ski helmet (optional)
  • Ski strap
  • Favourite sweets / energy bars (optional)
  • Camera equipment + spare batteries
  • Harness; light weight mountaineering harness with gear loops and carabiner

Tours with indoor accommodation: 

The style of accommodations varies between different IMG tours. Consider the following:

  • Comfortable clothes for indoor use and non-skiing activities
  • Toiletries
  • Any medication
  • Sleeping bag – (most tours in Greenland – 3 season/Winter). It can be cold even indoor why you should bring a warm inner sheet or wool to sleep in
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits (optional)
  • Light shoes/slippers for indoor use (tent-boots with a sole)

Tours with camping (winter conditions):

  • Sleeping bag; Aim for light weight and warm bag. Goose down with high “fills power” or top of the line synthetic bags are recommended. You will need one rated with comfort level down to -25°C or colder
  • Insulation mattress; thick air-mattress or air-mattress and a foam, winter rated
  • Seating system - to make a seat of your air mattress (optional)
  • Tent shoes – insulated for getting around camp
  • Expedition weight down jacket/parka
  • Duffel bag for non-skiing gear, please do not bring a suit-case
  • Extra water bottle/thermos
  • Pee bottle (1 – 1,5L – wide opening, well-marked) (optional)
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, ear plugs etc. 
  • Any medication
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits (optional)
  • Change of clothes –e.g. long sleeve underwear
  • For your own wellbeing and safety we strongly suggest following the advice of our equipment list. The weather in Greenland is generally very stable and good but cold, please come prepared as our options to fix gear and clothing issues once in Greenland are limited

Practical information: 
Luggage: Luggage limitations in the flight to Greenland is 15 kg. It is good to have trekking shoes or boots to travel in, use in the evening at camps and in the visit to the village at the end of the tour.  Only bring outdoor clothing to Greenland.  In Greenland we will walk on skis strait from the Airport and the outdoor clothing is practical in the Inuit village at the end of the tour.
It is best to pack in a duffel bag and backpack that can be used for day touring. The duffel bag is carried in a sledge that we pull after us during the tour.
To get the most out of the limited baggage that is allowed in the airplane and in the helicopter all participants must have one handbag. Ski boots can be taken as handbags or one bag/small rucksack of 6 kg and max size 55x35x25 cm. Extra luggage can be left with Icelandic Mountain Guides at the airport and it will be brought back to the airport in the end of the tour. 

Should you have any questions regarding this equipment list or the equipment on our tours feel free to contact booking@greenland.is