We will spend our first night in either a rustic mountain lodge or simple hotel close to the border straddling Norway and Sweden. The following morning we’ll check and pack our gear before heading out into the mountains for 2 nights of camping. From now on everything is “expedition style”. We sleep in expedition tents, eat expedition food and follow expedition routines. The experience mirrors the experience of a real expedition. On the last night of the course we return to the lodge or hotel to enjoy a nice hot shower and relaxing beer before swapping memories and photos of the intensive training weekend over a group meal.
Fly in to Trondheim Værnes Airport (TRD) and be there before 18:00 (6PM).
We will meet you at Radisson Blue Hotel, 200meters from the terminal.
After 1 hour by car we reach the lodge where we`ll have a nice evening meal followed by a course briefing.
“The Norwegian heritage and art of polar thinking and survival”
What does it take to be a polar explorer? Skills, leadership, teamwork, motivation & attitude. Stories, film and slideshow
Day 2 morning
Breakfast at 0900
Indoor workshop – Polar clothing
Material and design.
How does it work?
What to bring and what not!
We start packing our kit.
After lunch we pack our stuff and head for the wilderness.
(Thursday mid-day to Saturday afternoon) – Outside workshops at the camp
Organizing the camp
Tents that works (and tents that don`t…)
How to effectively set your tent – even in extreme conditions.
Routines for safety, comfort and efficiency.
Sleepingbags, -mats and sleeping comfort.
Stoves and fuel
Food and nutrition
Injuries, hypothermia, frostbite
Traveling on snow
Skis, poles, boots, bindings
Efficient, skiing technique
Pulks, sleds, backpacks, repair-kit, personal accessories, camera, cam-corders.
In the afternoon we`ll come back to the lodge.
The tour is not over until sleds are unpacked and equipment is set to dry.
After a warm shower we`ll chill out and debrief over a cold beer and we`ll celebrate the course over a nice meal.
Breakfast and early check out.
Transfer to the airport.