Alpine Adventures was created because the founders, Emma & Signar, wanted to share their love for the mountains with other people, and enable more people to experience the grandness of the mountains without having all the necessary know-how or equipment.

 

With a strong medical background, many years spent in the mountains, and a passion of sharing our knowledge, our goal is to create safe, fun and memorable mountain moments. Our goal is also to create and encourage mountain adventures that are considerate of the environment we operate in, and in line with the old Norwegian traditions of "sporløs ferdsel"(=low impact travel).

We have our base camp at Rulten Lodge in the middle of the Lofoten ski eldorado, where you can enjoy comfortable accomodation, the outdoor seaside sauna, and fresh fish for dinner caught from our own dock. We are happy and proud to be able to always use the newest gear from Mammut, both for us and our guests. We speak Norwegian, Swedish, English and German.

 

Let us know what kind of moments you wish to experience, and we will help you create them!

Emma Wichardt

MD, MSc, DiMM

Ever since childhood, Emma has always been dreaming about and planning the next adventure. Always out in the nature, but the modes have varied throughout the years: from cycling solo across the US Rocky Mountains, to paddling white water in the most remote settings, to competing in Adventure Racing in different parts of the world, and doing long ski tours across mountain ranges. As an adult, Emma discovered climbing, and in a few years she has become one of the most active female alpine climbers in Scandinavia. With lots of energy and always a big smile, Emma feels at home out in nature and on the mountain. Although adventurous at heart, safety is always a big concern of hers, and as a doctor she has developed and pursued a special interest in pre-hospital and mountain medicine. Combining profession with passion, and always bringing the guests back home safely is what drives Emma. 

Qualifications Emma
  • Mountain Leader (Swedish Fjälledare) and five years of guiding experience

  • Avalanche technichian (SVELAV Pro 2/CAA Pro1)

  • UIAA Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM)

  • UIAA Junior Climbing Instructor

  • Faculty of the Scandinavian Diploma in Mountain Medicine (ScanDiMM) 

  • Canadian Avalanche Association AST 2

  • Team Mammut Scandinavia athlete

  • Multiple assignments as race doctor for alpine skiing and endurance races

  • Medical Doctor and Master in Sports Medicine 

Voluntary appointments

  • Norways representative in the UIAA Medical Commission appointed by the Norwegian Alpine Club

  • Fagansvarlig Norsk Fjellmedisinskt Selskap/Professional Director Norwegian Mountain Medicine Society

  • Active member of the Lofoten Avalanche Rescue Group

Signar Nilsen

MSc

As a little boy, Signar climbed on everything that came in his way. University studies brought him to Oslo, where he spent the weekends in Jotunheimen, summiting all 375 peaks over 2000 meters in two years. A few years ago, he moved back to his roots in Northern Norway to work as a lecturer at the University of Tromsø. There he has contributed to a revival of alpine climbing, with numerous first ascents and first winter ascents. Climbing has brought him to many different parts of the world, from sport climbing in Mexico and Thailand, to alpine lines and steep skiing in Chamonix, to classical mountaineering in Switzerland. Signar has a big interest in historic ascents and can vividly tell his guests many interesting stories about the mountains they visit. He is much appreciated for his cheerfulness, and as a pedagogue and coach he will motivate and help you push your own boundaries.

Qualifications Signar
  • More than five years of guiding experience

  • Avalanche technichian (SVELAV Pro 2/CAA Pro1)

  • Team Mammut Scandinavia athlete and Mammut International Lead User

  • Canadian Avalanche Association AST2

  • Master in Sports Sciences

  • First Aid and CPR instructor

Voluntary appointments

  • Board member of the Norwegian Alpine Club (NTK)

  • Norways representative in the UIAA Mountaineering Commission appointed Norwegian Alpine Club

  • Active member of the Lofoten Avalanche Rescue Group

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