The Expedition Trip Notes provide detailed information and background for Adventure Consultants' Mount Gunnbjörn Expedition.
You can view the trip notes online by clicking the image or download a pdf by clicking the following link:
Mount Gunnbjörn Trip Notes 2023
The team will have a minimum size of 3 members and 1 guide and a maximum size of 8 members and 2 guides.
You will find the guides to be companionable and strong expedition leaders with considerable power and willingness to see you achieve your goals.
Head Office Support Team
Running successful journeys and expeditions is more about experience, knowledge and strategic management than any other factors. As an organisation, we place a substantial amount of time and resources into ensuring our trips are well planned and supported. You can be assured that the AC staff will provide you with friendly advice and knowledgeable support throughout the planning stages of your trip and we will be there to provide backup while the trip is running.
Hayley Furze, Client Liaison
Hayley joins the AC team with a wealth of experience working in the tourism and hospitality industry along with a love of travel. She works as Client Liaison on a number of our European and international ascents, treks and expeditions.
Expedition members will be provided with pre-trip medical advice and a medical questionnaire and asked to visit their family physician to receive a full medical examination. This information will be sighted only by the expedition leader and our medical adviser and treated with full confidentiality.
Level of Experience Required
Although not technically difficult the ascent of Mt Gunnbjörn is fairly strenuous and prior experience in winter travel and glacier crossing is important. Participants should be physically and mentally prepared for several days out in a remote area where harsh weather and conditions can be expected.
A good level of fitness, along with the ability to work as part of a small team are also important. See our Fitness Training Programs for information on how we can help you prepare for the expedition.
Each of our trips is individually rated according to its physical and technical difficulty, displayed in the icons towards the top of each trip page. You can click on the accompanying question mark for additional descriptions and the full run-down of our grading system is available on our Difficulty Ratings page.
Evacuation insurance whilst on the climb will be included in the expedition fee but is limited to cover legitimate accident only and is limited to evacuation to the nearest port within Greenland. We require expedition members to carry additional insurance for evacuation and repatriation as well as normal travel medical expenses. Contact us for expedition insurance advice.
Food will be of the highest standard possible, given the remoteness of the situation. Our cuisine will be varied and nourishing to ensure energy levels are maintained and the whole group will gather together in our dining tent for breakfast and evening meals. Please inform us if you have any special dietary requirements.
Clothing & Equipment
Expedition members will be sent a list detailing all necessary clothing and equipment for you to bring as part of your kit. As the ski-plane has limited capacity and we will move our whole camp several times, weight is everything and hence we will rationalise every item we are to carry. A gear check will be carried out prior to departing Reykjavik to allow us to finalise loads.
Adventure Consultants will supply all group gear (e.g. tents, stoves, food and sleds) whilst expedition members are to provide their own personal clothing and equipment.
Communication & Messages
To safeguard members of the expedition we will be carrying a satellite telephone and emergency supplies to last one week.
There are routine flights into Reykjavik (Iceland) from either the UK or Copenhagen.