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About Us

The mountaineering company Jostedalen Breførarlag was established in 1987 by the certified mountain guides Steinar Bruheim, Heidi Zimmermann, Thore Stensberg and Arve Tvedt.

Our company is located in Western Norway near the Sognefjord in the valley Jostedalen from where the well-known and popular Nigardsbreen Glacier easily is accessed.

We offer guiding and instruction services on glaciers and alpine climbing in the high mountains of the Jostedalsbreen and the Jotunheimen National Park.
The total number of visitors is approx. 10-12 000 people during the summer season from May till October.

Our team

Our team consists of both nationally and internationally qualified glacier- and mountain guides with solid knowledge of local and international mountain areas.

In the main season, we employ approx. 30 guides. Most of our employees are from Scandinavia, some even from Nepal.

Our employees from Nepal; Tshering Pande Bothe, Jyamchang Bothe Salakha, Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, Chhiring Sonam Lama, Tsering Pemba Sherpa, Furtemba Sherpa and Densa Bhote are guiding in spring and autumn season in the Himalayas on many different treks, e.g. Island Peak and Lobuche Peak, Everest Base Camp, etc. and they also conduct expeditions to Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Makalu and other 8000 meters summits as well. All our Nepali have reached the summit of Mount Everest several times, Mingma Tsiri Sherpa even 19 times!

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The leaders of Jostedalen Breførarlag: Thore, Heidi , Steinar, Arve and the guides Tshering Pande Bhote, Jyamchang Bhote Salakha, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, Mingma Tsiri Sherpa, Chhiring Sonam Lama , Tsering Pemba Sherpa and Furtemba Sherpa are all internationally qualified mountain guides and members of the international federation of mountain guides (IFMGA/UIAGM), providing a guarantee for quality and safety. The qualification is represented in Norway by the Norwegian association of mountain guides (NORTIND).

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Jostedalen Breførarlag is also a Norwegian national certified NORSK FJELLSPORTFORUM (NF) course holder at the highest level.

We qualify and certify glacier instructors and tour leaders.
Our tour leaders and glacier guides are designed by the Norwegian guidelines of Norsk Fjellsportforum (NF).

The strict guidelines guarantee high quality of guides, instructors and tour leaders which benefits you as our customer.