Guidebook

The North Couloirs of Store Vaggastind

A long approach to two of the most remote couloirs on The Lyngen Peninsula, Norway

Nikolai Schirmer

Description

The north couloirs on Store Vaggastind are the sort of runs that you look at from the road, and dream about at night, but never go to because the approach is very, very long.

If you do make the effort though you'll be rewarded with a proper adventure and one or more classic ski runs. The glacier holds even more secrets than the two couloirs described in this guidebook.

Watch the full video of our adventure here: https://youtu.be/4bk5fbXZ1Wg

The Approach To The North Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

The Approach To The North Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

Lyngen
6 - 7 hrs
13.6 km
1,056 m
360 m
37 °
An insane approach, to two beautiful runs
Easy
Private
The Westernmost of the North Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

The Westernmost of the North Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

Lyngen
0 - 1 hrs
0.6 km
0 m
542 m
48 °
The harder option
Extreme
Private
The Easternmost of the North Facing Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

The Easternmost of the North Facing Couloirs on Store Vaggastind

Lyngen
0 - 1 hrs
0.7 km
0 m
548 m
49 °
The easier riding option, with more objective hazard.
Extreme
Private