Ice Cave Challenge: Sledge and Ice Climbing
with Svalbard Wildlife Expeditions
Are you fit and sporty?
Where the others stop, we keep exploring.
We are happy to offer you the chance to explore the ice cave within the glacier in a different way.
By using ropes, crampons and climbing gear we explore this magical frozen world further deep into the glacier.
The ice caves on Svalbard are long melt water channels from the glaciers during the summer.
When these freeze during the winter it opens up a whole different world inside the glacier with hall’s, frozen waterfalls, tight passages and ice crystals.
We will reach the cave rapidly with the help of a SLUFFE (sledge transported by a snowmobile) in order to maximise the time we can spend inside the cave and also to reduce the pollution, we are going to use only 1 engine.
Once inside the melt water channel, you will feel like time comes to a halt, and without any rush we will explore all channels and look at the different crystals, tunnels and formations that the nature built up for the one willing to explore.
This trip is suitable for:
Age limit: 16 years
Level: 4 of 5
There is no need for any prior climbing knowledge as the guide will show you how ice climbing is done in a thorough and safe way. This trip does not really fit for guests who have serious back problems, claustrophobia, or poor physical shape.
What to bring/wear:
All climbing equipment is delivered by us.
Solid warm hiking boots with stiff soles, extra warm clothing, drinking water (in thermos as this can easily freeze to ice), and a backpack with extra space for equipment given by the guide (spikes, helmet and headlamp).
If you do not have warm boots, you can rent a pair for NOK 100,-
In the ice cave we will serve a hot meal and something warm to drink. Bring extra food if needed.
Change of program:
The program of the trip may alter during the trip depending on weather changes and the size of the group.
Price: NOK 3670
Minimum 2 guests.
The price includes: Transport from/to accommodation, transport in sluffe or snowshoes if hiking, helmet, head light, harness, crampons, something warm to drink, expedition lunch, and guide with necessary safety equipment.
Days: see activity calendar
Duration: 6 hours including transport in sledge