Greenland 2018

May of 2018 Kristi and I joined Pirhuk Mountain Guides for 'Steep Week' in Kulusuk Greenland.

We flew direct from Denver to Reykjavik Iceland and spent a day walking the city and eating yummy food.

Fun Fact... Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song Iceland Inspired:

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow

The next day at the Reykjavik airport we met our guide Lorenz along with Kuba, Gary, Shawn and Will who we would ski with for the next week. The two hour flight to Kulusuk was easy.

From the Kulusuk airport we skinned directly to the lodge where a fantastic meal was waiting for us. Pirhuk's food, lodging and hospitality were top notch. Everyone was super friendly.

After a couple of days skiing the terrain close to the village( and waiting for weather to clear) we toured to a remote hut ( motor boat assisted). The hut and it's setting was amazing.

The next day would be the best day of skiing of the trip. We climbed couloirs, booted exposed ridges and skied from summits.

After our perfect day of skiing the weather deteriorated and we spent 38 straight hours in the hut waiting for the freezing rain and wind to stop. While the hut had heat... there was no power or internet. Turns out none of us had reading material either. Plenty of stories and jokes were told.

After 38 hours we were all crazy enough to make a break for it. We toured for a good half day in near zero visibilty to a point where we could be picked up by a few of the fastest dog sled teams in Greenland. Homemade lasagne was waiting for us when we arrived back at the lodge.

On the last day we got up extra early to lay down a few thousand vertical before skiing directly to the airport to catch afternoon flighst back to Reykjavik.

What a great adventure!

Thanks to Kuba for putting together this awesome video!