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Arctic winter skills

February 27 - March 2 / 2023

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Why

The course is all about learning the basic skill to handle the harsh arctic winter environment.


The main idea is to give you lots of time to handle yourself and your equipment in a winter environment. Learning - repeating -adapting and finding out what suits best for you.


This will be a practical experience in
spectacular surroundings that will prepare you for the Montane Lapland arctic ultra.

Timeline

Day 1

Arrival
Equipment sorting
Basic skills
Winter theory.

 

Day 2

Sled pull
Fire making
Stove
Bivy/tent

Day 3

Long sled pull
Fire making
Stove
Bivy/tent

Day 4

Sled pull
Icesafety

 

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Day 1

Start up day 
-Gear handling
-Getting your cabin
-Introduction.
-Indoor winter theory lesson
-Outdoor practise "how to stay warm and dry"
-Outdoor Frostbite first aid training.

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Day 2

First sled tour 
This day will be spent outdoors. Focusing on:
-Packing the pulk
-Fire making
-How and where to rest
-Using the stove
-Setting up camp/bivy
-Outdoor lunch
-Back at the cabin for dinner

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Day 3

Full day outdoor 
On this day we head out on a longer (15km) sled pull.
Repeating many of the things from

day 2 and learning some new skills.
-Using the stove
-Melting snow
-Making camp
-Trying out your sleeping bag
-Outdoor lunch & diner.
Back at the cabins late in the evening

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Day 4

Sled pull and ice safety 

-Shorter sled pull focusing on  differnt pulling setups ropes vs shafts. 

-Icesafety and how to read nature.
-Outdoor lunch

-Diner at the restaurant

-Course evaluation

Location

The course will be held in Jockfall and the sourunding area.

 

How to get here

Closest Airport Luleå Airport (Kallax)

 

Transports

If you are in need of transfer from Luleå airport to

Jockfall let us know.

 We will coordinate a shared transport with

the best price possible.

 

Accommodation

4 Nights in a shared cabin in Jockfall 

Sunday-Thursday (included in course fee)

 

Indoor meals

The restaurant will serve indoor meals. (included in course fee)

Monday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Tuesday: Breakfast and dinner

Wednesday: Breakfast

Thursday: Breakfast and dinner

 

Outdoor meals

Bring 4 freeze-dried foodpouches (field rations) of your own choosing.

 You should also bring your own snacks and drinks for outdoor tours, such as tea, chocolate, and sports drinks or similar drinks.

 

Equipment

You can either bring your own equipment or if you are renting your equipment for the Montane Lapland arctic ultra you can use it during the course. Rental equipment will be distributed on day one of the course. 

If you have any questions about rental gear for the race

contact: info@thegreatoutdoors.de 

 

Price

10900 Sek (25% VAT included in the price)

Payment

You will be charged a booking fee, 1000 sek in January 2022.

Full payment upon arrival to the course (Cash or card).