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NEW TANGENT SNOWMOBILES!!!

In March 2011 a new snowmobile logistics service will begin operating in northeast Greenland. Operating out of Constable Point airport this brand new service will open up cost effective snowmobile solutions for expeditions to Liverpool Land, Milne Land, Renland, Stauning Alps, and throughout the Scoresbysund Fjord district. Any groups wishing to look at using our logistics services are urged to contact us asap.

Private/Independent Expeditions

Tangent can provide fully inclusive priced 'Expedition Logistics Packages' for private or independent expeditions wishing to visit Greenland.

Private Expedition:

An expedition put together specifically for a private group of friends or colleagues but led by an experienced Tangent leader.

Independent Expedition:

An expedition put together specifically for a private group of friends or colleagues but self led by one of the expedition members of the group.

(eg. mountaineering clubs, expedition societies, ski clubs, etc)

Are you considering organising an expedition for your club or society? Or exploring expedition opportunities for an independent group in Greenland? Look no further! We can quote for a number of possible scenarios for your expedition. Just contact us with a few brief ideas such as approximate duration, time of year, size and experience of group, nature of climbing/skiing required and we will forward some initial ideas and approximate prices.

Military and Joint Services Expeditions

The military have a great tradition of training and team building exercises in remote parts of the globe. There is no better place than Arctic Greenland for remote expedition training exercises in winter skills, leadership and Arctic survival. We have so far organised independent group expeditions for the Navy, RAF, TA and US Navy.

Bespoke Expeditions

Tangent will be happy to put together any form of private bespoke expedition to meet your exact requirements.

Sea Kayak Expeditions

Although we do not offer kayak expeditions as part of our regular programme we can offer an all inclusive logistics service for private and independent expeditions wishing to explore the dramatic east coast fjords with their amazing scenery, calving glaciers, icebergs, sea ice and visits to remote and isolated Inuit settlements.

Foreign and International Expeditions

We welcome all overseas enquiries, including both individual and group bookings, and have so far helped with expeditions and clients from Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greenland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Guatemala, the USA and Canada.

Scientific and Research Expeditions

Both private and government scientific and geological research expeditions, university groups and international projects are all welcome to approach us with regard to facilitating their expedition to Greenland.

Youth Groups

Research projects, trekking expeditions and adventure education are all popular with many sixth forms, colleges and universities. If you would like to discuss the opportunities available in Greenland please contact us.

We have organised sucessful expeditions for a variety of school and youth groups and can suggest several areas that would be ideal for such tems to visit, which combine a remote, arctic, mountain environment with good access to modern emergency services if required, to comply with full and comprehensive risk assessments.


Tangent can offer all-inclusive logistics packages for private and self led independent groups wishing to visit any mountain range in east or northeast Greenland. Minimum group size is four. If visiting one of the regions described in our annual programme of expeditions the cost is usually calculated as a percentage discount from our standard advertised price, on the following basis:

Group size

Discount

4 - 5 people

10%

6 - 7 people

15%

8 - 9 people

20%

10 - 12 people

25%

13+ people

30%

Expeditions to other mountain ranges not listed in our current programme of expeditions will be quoted on an individual basis.

Private groups wishing to secure the services of a private Tangent leader or Mountain Guide will be quoted an additional leaders fee for this, depending on the leader chosen and the duration of the expedition. This will normally reduce the discount by between 5% and 10%.

General enquiries can be dealt with by phone, fax and email but due to the wealth of information held at our office we cannot send out detailed information on all the areas. We can usually narrow it down to a few possible areas to consider but we strongly recommend that all private and independent groups request a meeting with myself (Paul Walker) at your earliest convenience. I can then show you more detailed maps, slides, expedition reports and aerial photographs of the areas of most interest to you. All prospective clients are more than welcome to visit us at our home in Cumbria or I will travel to any part of the mainland UK free of charge to present you with a personal slide presentation. To the best of our knowledge this benchmark service is offered by no other expedition travel company and supports our commitment to providing an ultimate level of quality service.

All-inclusive packages for private and independent groups to Greenland, for example, will include all of the following services and provisions relevant to your expedition;

  • coach transfers in Iceland
  • three nights accommodation in Iceland (one at beginning, two at end)
  • internal schedule flights within Iceland
  • all airport taxes and passenger fees
  • sea freight of food and equipment to Iceland
  • air freight of food and equipment from Iceland to Greenland
  • freight customs charges
  • freight handling, storage and transfer charges in the UK, Iceland, and Greenland
  • freight import and export documentation
  • private aircraft charter
  • private helicopter charter
  • aircraft & helicopter handling, take off, landing, refuelling and standing ground fees
  • pilots meals and accommodation in Greenland
  • boat charter
  • radio permit
  • rifle permit
  • expedition permit
  • hut bookings
  • camping stove fuel (white gas, heptane, SBP)
  • pulk sledge hire
  • hire of "distress kit" containing two EPIRB satellite linked radio locator beacons, flares and VHF airband radio
  • rifle hire and ammunition
  • 24 hour consultancy (logistics/areas/research)
  • 24 hour i link information service
  • access to equipment discount purchasing scheme
  • access to extensive research information including expedition reports database, hundreds of aerial reconnaissance photographs, dozens of maps and geological sheets, and many thousands of photographs of new and unclimbed ranges.

Expedition travel insurance, including mountain rescue insurance and equipment cover is not included but will be quoted for separately. The price includes the work involved in meeting specialist insurance conditions as stipulated by the Greenland authorities.

Tangent can also supply sales of maps, aerial reconnaissance photographs, slide film and photograph reproduction at highly competitive rates.

Specialist Expedition Equipment Hire Service

The following items of expedition equipment are available to hire through our hire department. Please see the appropriate website page for full details and price list.

  • 'Snowsled' pulks (1.2m and 1.6m expedition sledges)
  • Nordic ski-mountaineering equipment
  • Telemark ski-mountaineering equipment
  • Alpine ski-mountaineering equipment
  • 121.5mhz & 406mhz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB¨s),
  • VHF air band radios,
  • satellite telephone communications & solar recharging panels,
  • GPS
  • rifles & ammunition (polar bear deterrent),
  • rocket flares, hand smoke flares, mini flares,
  • freight haulage containers,
  • Terra Nova & North Face tents,
  • altimeters,
  • wind gauge,
  • snow shovels,
  • snow saws,
  • avalanche transceivers,
  • avalanche probes,
  • technical climbing hardware.

We can provide highly competitive expedition rates on bulk orders of most items of expedition equipment, including more specialist items such as pulk sledges, skis, tents, EPIRB¨s and VHF air band radios. Please contact our office for further details and prices.

Specialist Expedition Equipment Hire Service

The following items of expedition equipment are available to hire through our Hire Department.

Click here for full details and price list.

  • 'Snowsled' pulks (1.2m and 1.6m expedition sledges)
  • Nordic ski-mountaineering equipment,
  • 121.5mhz & 406mhz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB’s),
  • VHF airband radios,
  • Satellite telephone communications & solar recharging panels,
  • GPS,
  • Rifles & ammunition (polar bear deterrent),
  • Rocket flares, hand smoke flares, mini flares,
  • Freight haulage containers,
  • Terra Nova & North Face tents,
  • Altimeters,
  • Wind gauge,
  • Snow shovels,
  • Snow saws,
  • Avalanche transceivers,
  • Avalanche probes,
  • Technical climbing hardware.

Equipment Sales

We can provide highly competitive expedition rates on bulk orders of most items of expedition equipment, including more specialist items such as pulk sledges, skis, tents, EPIRB’s and VHF airband radios. Please contact our office for further details and prices.


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