Uteguiden AS

Guiding, Courses & Event

Welcome to our backyard

Uteguiden AS is the leading outdoor adventure company in the Norwegian westcoast. We offer a broad range of adventures all year around, everything from ski touring and climbing to kayaking and glaciertrips. Our goal have always been and will always be to provide the best guides and the best adventures between deep fjords and narrow summits.

Our Story

Uteguiden was founded in 2008 and changed over to Uteguiden AS in 2012, this was also the year we started our business in Norway. Oscar came to Stranda in 2009 and immediately saw the potential in the area, with his knowledge from guiding & activities from before.
The first year he worked in the company by his own but the last couple of years the company have grown fast and now we are 5 guides working full time on the winter and up to 20 on our busiest periods.

Our goal have always been to focus on our clients and deliver something that our competitors have a hard time to match. Amongst our clients the last couple of years we have had Salomon Freeski tv, Field Productions, Warren Miller Entertainment, O´neill, Nuit de la Glisse, Helly Hansen, Peak Performance amongst many others.

In 2016 we reach a new goal when we over took a local here in Stranda and now have our own guide office. Here you can drop by to book trips, rent gear, and just hang out.

We´re looking forward to welcome you to the Sunnmøre alps.

Our guides

Oscar Almgren

Oscar Almgren

Guide / Owner

Oscar is the founder of the company as well as guide and instructor for all the activities which Uteguiden provides. Oscar is a highly qualified glacier-guide, mountain leader and avalanche technician. Oscar has experience from several Swedish ski resorts, specializing in heli-skiing, ski touring, ice climbing, off-piste guiding, avalanche courses, glacier trips, rafting and white water kayaking. He also works as an observer for the Norwegian avalanche forecasting program and earlier worked as head of the ski patrol at Stranda ski resort.

CAA Avalanche Operations Level 2

Certified glacier guide

Certified Mountain leader

SLAO Skipatroler

Member of NARG (Norwegian Mountain rescue)

Douglas Eskelius

Douglas Eskelius

Guide / Instructor

Douglas were our intern in the winter 13/14 and worked as a guide at the end of that season and on Strynefestivalen. Since then Dogge has worked with training and guiding on the North Norwegian Climbing School in Lofoten. He has worked as a ski instructor and climbing instructor for 6 years before joining the Wildernessguide education on Campus Åre. You will meet him on our ski tours, freeskiing, and avalance courses.

Certified Mountain Leader

SLAO Level 2 Avalanche technician

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Patrik Lindgren

Patrik Lindgren

Guide / Instructor

Since 2013 have Patrik worked as guide on Kebnekaise mountain station, summer & winter. He´s one of this seasons new guides in the team here in Stranda and we´re really happy have him on the team for this season. Patrik likes to meet new people and are a popular instructor this will make him a perfect add to the team.

SLAO Avalanche Level 1

Certified Mountain leader

Wilderness First Responder

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Are Aarsland Reed

Guide

Gordie Smith

Gordie Smith

Guide / Instructor

We look forward to having Gordie join our team this winter. The traveling Kiwi from New Zealand brings alot of experience, with over 20 years working with Ski Patrol, Ski touring and Avalanche Education from all over the world, including NZ, USA, Canada, Sweden, and Norway. You will meet him on our ski tours and avalanche courses, where he will not only teach you safety but how to find the best snow on any given day.

NZ Level 2 Avalanche

National Avalanche Centre – Regional Forecaster

National Avalanche Centre – Assistant manager

Accredited NZ Avalanche Instructor/Assessor

Pre Hospital Emergency Care

ISIA Ski teacher

 

Urban Axelsson

Urban Axelsson

Guide / Instructor

More info will come.

Håvard Kårstad

Håvard Kårstad

Guide / Instructor

Havard lives in Volda and works full time as a guide in the area. You who have been on tour with us Lodalskåpa has surely trefft he. Last 3 years he has among other things worked as a glacier guide in Briksdal and dog sled guide on Svalbard. Havard can best be described with the words safe, calm and stable!

Degree in Sports and Outdoors from Volda University College

Educated teacher Arctic nature guide

Certified glacier guide/instructor

Johan Arnemo

Johan Arnemo

Guide / Instructor

The newest member of the team for this winter.  Johan have worked as a guide for Xtravel and STF (Swedish tourist association) since 2010 in destinations like Japan, Sweden and the alps. He is a strong skier who will give you a good laugh during your guiding. Johan is a certified Mountain Leader thru Campus Åre. You will meet him on our ski tours, freeskiing, and avalance courses. Johan starts his Mountain guide education in 2017.

Certified Mountain Leader

AST 1 & 2

SLAO Level 2 Avalanche technician

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

Håvard Nesse

Håvard Nesse

Guide

Håvard is our only guide who do snowboarding and guides the most of our snowboard-groups. He have been living in the area for 6 years now and have a good sense for where to find the best skiing. Håvard have been in the commité for arranging the XFree competition on the X2 festival for many years.

Degree in Sports and Outdoors from Volda University College

David Lindgren

David Lindgren

Guide / Instructor

David lives with his family in Åre, Sweden but works for us during the whole year. Your most likely to find David on one of our ski & sail trips or on a ski touring week. He have been working as a guide for 15 years and have guided in Riksgrensen, Trysil, Åre, Jotunheimen and Laax. David have just started on the Swedish Mountain Guide education to become a certified UIAGM guide.

UIAA Rock climbing instructor

ISIA Ski teacher

Certified Mountain leader

Sol Idland

Sol Idland

Guide

Sol joined our team from winter 16/17 and are a great injection of positiv energy to other guides and clients. …

Håvard Nesse

Håvard Nesse

Guide

Håvard is our only guide who do snowboarding and guides the most of our snowboard-groups. He have been living in the area for 6 years now and have a good sense for where to find the best skiing. Håvard have been in the commité for arranging the XFree competition on the X2 festival for many years.

Degree in Sports and Outdoors from Volda University College

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