Dates: May 15-27th 2020
Location: Tornado Alley, US
Available seats: 3/12
Difficulty level: Easy
Price: 3990 EURO
Registration deposit: 500 EURO (full payment required 90 days prior to the tour).
Arrival: Denver International Airport, May 14th 2020 - at any time. Tours starts the morning after.
Departure: Denver International Airport, May 27th 2020 - at any suitable time
Included: professional photo guides, on hand meteorologist, all tuition, individual post processing sessions, transportation
Not included: Accommodation, Flights to and from Denver International Airport, meals and insurance.
12 Days of chasing storms on Tornado Alley, summer of 2020 led by Antony Spencer, Arild Heitmann and our storm chasing guides.
This tour will begin in Denver Colorado and will return to Denver International Airport. We will begin our journey on the morning of the 15th May so we will all need to spend a night at an airport hotel in Denver on the 14th May. Departure time will be set the day before via email to ensure we give ourselves time to chase on day one if possible. Returning flights should leave Denver International airport no earlier than 6pm on May 27th.
This tour will cover every available storm setup on the Great Plains of the States and even into Southern Canada if necessary. We expect to have storms most days to chase but if we encounter periods of fine weather we will look to move towards National or State parks or spend time photographing the beautiful old buildings dotted around the wonderful Mid West.
We have guides leading us with years of experience forecasting and chasing storms on the plains. Saftey will be our biggest priority and we will never put ourselves in dangerous positions whilst navigating these storms. That being said thunderstorms and in particular severe thunderstorms are volatile and also not completely predictable. We will all need to listen to our guides at all times whilst observing severe weather and be in a position to get out of harms way as and when necessary. We will not chase storms into or even around urban areas as the risks are far higher in these regions in particular the Oklahoma City Metro Area.
Road trips can and will be long at times, expect to drive anything upto 1000 miles in a day but with an average of around 500 miles a day. We will do absolutely everything we can do safely, to get ourselves to the right place at the right time. Please make sure you are open minded and prepared to do whatever it takes to do this. We will break up road trips at every available opportunity although some days, time will be extremely limited in order to catch the developing storm systems.
This is an adventure of a lifetime and one which will bring the group of us closer together as we experience this wonderful phenomena in a wonderful part of the USA.
Accommodation is not included in the price. All hotels will be booked each day once we know where we will be staying. Each participant will need to pay for their own accommodation each night. As a general rule hotels will be in the $100-$130 price range probably averaging out to around $100 a night.
GUIDED BY ARILD HEITMANN & ANTONY SPENCER