Now most of the snow has melted and the skiing season in Svalbard is officially over. The memory of the season remains with all its exciting trips and adventures.
Such as an Easter ski camp adventure on Passfjellbreen, South of Longyearbreen. We had a large tent with an oven and camped on a glacier with skiable peaks all around.
Amazing snowmobile trips over the frozen tundra, sea ice, to glacier fronts and even with polar bear sightings.
Of course there were more amazing ski touring trips in the area around Longyearbyen with awesome people. Tops such as Operafjellet, Lars Hiertafjellet, Sarkofagen and the local favorite Trollsteinen.
Toppturfestivalen Svalbard was one highlight of the season. I was one of the tour leaders and we faced some challenging conditions with rain and whiteout conditions, but when the sky opened the surrounding beauty was breathtaking.
The final trip just in the beginning of June to Nordenskiöld mountain made it clear that the season had come to an end and it was time to embrace the summer. New challenges and projects await and preparations for the 2015 season are already under way.