We are mountain enthusiasts who love real adventures with ski´s, mountain boots, climbing shoes or crampons on our feet. You find us in Northern Norway (in the surroundings of Bodø) and West/Mid-Norway (Stryn, Oppdal) with our sister company Powder and Dirt. Teamwork – our strength We believe that every relationship is important and recognize that our strength lies in teamwork and commitment to each other. We also appreciate creativity, individuality and passion among ourselves. Good risk management In order to achieve most joy and least risk as possible, we work with patterns, which increase our chance to make good, and thought-through choices. Consequence reducing measures are of course part of it. This thinking is based on experience, expertise and an active lifestyle. Group resources We believe that the resources to cope with a situation are found within the group. We promote innovation and generosity within this learning process, harnessing the strength and knowledge of each group member to solve the task at hand. Trip adaptability We plan, conduct and adapt our trips to the skills and experience of our costumers. Participants should find the trip to be stimulating, not threatening. We are also dependent on the premises of the mountains, such as weather, snow conditions, avalanche danger etc. Servant leadership Changed lives is something we want to see. By listening actively, we obtain a better understanding and possibility to empower you to dare to go new ways. We believe that positive, ethical leaders can change the world. The backcountry provides the ideal setting for and unique, experiential education. We use this setting to create change, empowering people and communities. Experienced and qualified guides Safety and risk analysis are important and sometimes life-saving. All our guides are qualified to work in the outdoors, holding nationally and/or internationally recognized qualifications. Having great instructors really makes a difference, as mountaineering and teaching outdoor skills can put us in difficult places. This is why we are very selective when choosing our guides and continually improve our instruction methods. Our Northern base is the oldest outdoor company in area, thus providing a stack of experience and in-depth knowledge.
Anne Maria Lewis // Founder & main guide
The Dutchie who is a snow & ski jedi. IVSI Ski instructor, Avalanche Awareness Instructor (Alpine, level 1), Telemark instructor level 1, Glacier guide, MTB leader level 2, Sea Kayak Instructor 4 star, Wilderness First Responder.
Morgan Lewis // partner & MTB, ski guide
The English ski dude & bike rider. ISIA level 4 Alpine & Telemark, MTB leader level 2, ISIA Ski guide, BASI Race coach.
Michael Wenseth // Northern guide
Guiding i nord-Norge; Bodø, Meløy. The local ski talent who holds his ISIA level 4 ski qualification (alpine) and has now moved back to Bodø. Glacier guide, and kayak instructor.
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