Welcome to Tangent Expeditions!
The World's leading operator of mountaineering and ski expeditions to Arctic Greenland!
The Only 'comprehensive' website guide to mountaineering and ski-touring expeditions to Arctic Greenland.
20 years of research, planning, guiding and expertise; unrivalled experience, focus & attention to detail.
Since the foundation of Tangent Expeditions in 1989 we have never had a serious accident other than minor cuts and bruises and mild frostbite. We are therefore very proud of our 100% safety record and do everything possible to maintain a safe code of practice in the mountains.
All our expeditions carry firearms and ammunition as a precaution and deterrent against a polar bear encounter. We also provide each expedition with a base camp early warning trip wire system that alerts the group to the close presence of a Polar Bear. These are based upon a Lithium battery operated personal attack alarm, to reduce the risk of failure to activate due to moisture of similar blank shotgun cartridge systems that can be affected by damp and moisture. We also carry a range of flares as described above, as well as Pepper Spray. Since we began our operations in 1989 we have only had one previous encounter in which no one was injured and the bear was scared away using flares, but as part of our safety policy each expedition will always begin with a rifle training session using live rounds.
We do not allow ANY solo journeys or solo ascents to be made during Tangent expeditions. This is a general rule applied to all Greenland expeditions and is a stipulation laid down by the Greenlandic Authorities who are responsible for the granting of expedition permits. It is a stipulation of the permit.
To view our full Safety Policy and Risk Assessment policy please contact Tangent for access to the restricted area of our website.