2023 and 2024 SCHEDULE
- NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTO SAFARI ~ JAN 2023
Join Kim in Fairbanks AK for a photo safari to chase the Northern Lights. 2023 will be Kim’s second year running this Night Sky Photography trip. Fairbanks lies under the “Aurora Oval” and is known for it’s reliable show of Northern Lights when the weather is clear. We go during the new moon period that offers the darkest and longest night skies of the year. If you miss this trip, you can see the photos on Instagram: @mtnspiritslife
- GREENLAND HELI SKI ~ APRIL 2023 (2 seats left April 13-20, 2023)
Join Pete for this incredibly magical heli-ski trip in West Greenland! Pete and Greenland have a special relationship ~ then have been together since 2000. Pete has spent more time skiing the mountains of Greenland than any other guide (or person for that matter). You will ski from ship Tulu, owned and skippered by our long time Greenlandic partners, Ellen and Anders Pedersen. Each day you will ski and explore a new fjord and magnificent mountain range. Weather days can be spent ski touring, fishing, glacier watching, etc. Come and experience Polar Powder for yourself and see why Pete is returning for his 24th season in a row!
- NEW! ICELAND HELI SKI & SKI TOURING ~ MAY 2023
Iceland has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations and what better way to see Iceland? Pete joins up with local Icelandic guides that offer the most unique ski experience in Iceland. Skiing with Pete on the
Troll Peninsula is a great way to combine skiing with possible viewing the Aurora Borealis! Muscles recover in the many hot springs of Iceland. Down day activities are endless in this land of cultural and geological beauty. Email Pete for more info!
- CANYONLANDS/BEARS EARS FUND-RAISER HIKING with Kim ~ APRIL 2023
Join Kim in Canyonlands for a fantastic backpacking trip to raise money for families in Nepal. Kim has been guiding in Canyonlands for 20+ years and is able to show you the best of what the desert has to offer: ruins, panel, pictographs. Each trip is (roughly) 4 nights/5 days either backpacking or day hiking from camp deep in Bears Ears.We are also able to organize day hikes from VRBO accommodations for those not into backpacking or camping. Contact Kim for itineraries and details ~ space is limited and popular!
- DOLOMITES ~ ITALY JULY/AUGUST 2023
Escape the summer heat with this exciting via ferrata trip that can be customized for your family or friends for any week in the summer! We begin our adventure in Arco, Italy, the heart of adventure in the Italian Alps. After a couple of days of introductory via ferratas in Arco, we head into the stunning Brenta Dolomites. Day by day we via ferrata through the Brenta sleeping and dining in comfy mountain lodges. Each day offers options for hiking and/or via ferratas. On either end of the trip, visit the beautiful cities of Verona and/or Venice. Drop us a line for more details. Ciao!
- NEW! AZORES HORSES & HIKING! AUGUST 19-26, 2023 FINALLY we are going to explore the Azores! The Azores Islands are 9 volcanic islands 1000 miles off the coast of Portugal. We have booked a week at a 17th century estate offering horse back riding, hiking, whale watching tours and exploring on the island Sao Miguel. We are planning on adding a week of hiking after this week. If you are interested in exploring the Azores, email us!
- SAILING ADVENTURES: ITALY , SICILY, CROATIA! SUMMER 2022 & 2023
Currently our most popular trip! These fabulous sailing destinations follow the same recipe in every destination: we book a week on a deluxe catamaran yacht for you that sleeps up to 8 people and your yacht comes with an experienced Skipper and Hostess. Trips run Saturday to Saturday from May to September. You spend a week sailing, hiking and exploring islands in the sea of your choice ~ Adriatic or Med. This is trip is popular because it is fun for everyone ~ families, friends, couples! You can check out past trip reports here:
www.mountainspirts.com/blog/ OR trip photos on Instagram ~ @mtnspiritslife
- NEW! ICELAND HIKING TRIP ~ SEPTEMBER 2023
We are going to explore all of the natural phenomena that Iceland has to offer on this last summer hiking and adventure trip. This is a private group but if you know Jeff Bailey (one of our most frequent fliers), then you should reach out to him to see if you can join his group! Otherwise, look for our photos on Instagram and come with us in 2024
- TREKKING IN LANGTANG NATIONAL PARK, NEPAL ~ SPRING 2024
Join us Spring 2024 in Nepal for a 3 week adventure. We will start with a fairly chill (by Nepal standards) trek into the Langtang region followed by day hikes and peaks from a lovely camp set at around 14,000 feet elevation in the heart of the Langtang National Park.
This region is where we got our idea for Mountain Spirits AND where the Mountain Spirits Fund got it’s start! Many families that we support live here. The views are incredible and trekking from a basecamp will open up many options for our groups. Hardcore hikers can hike every day with side trips up to 18,000 + feet. The less hardcore will be able to relax in camp with a book and a cup of tea and enjoy the amazing views. Drop us a line if you are interested in joining us in Nepal back where it all began. If you are wondering why we are still fundraising here, check out the “Aftershock” series on Nepal which is a 3 part docu-series following the tragic 2015 earthquake.