Arctic winter skills
February 27 - March 2 / 2023
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.
Long sled pull
Start up day
-Getting your cabin
-Indoor winter theory lesson
-Outdoor practise "how to stay warm and dry"
-Outdoor Frostbite first aid training.
First sled tour
This day will be spent outdoors. Focusing on:
-Packing the pulk
-How and where to rest
-Using the stove
-Setting up camp/bivy
-Back at the cabin for dinner
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
-Trying out your sleeping bag
-Outdoor lunch & diner.
Back at the cabins late in the evening
Sled pull and ice safety
-Shorter sled pull focusing on differnt pulling setups ropes vs shafts.
-Icesafety and how to read nature.
-Diner at the restaurant
The course will be held in Jockfall and the sourunding area.
How to get here
Closest Airport Luleå Airport (Kallax)
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.
4 Nights in a shared cabin in Jockfall
Sunday-Thursday (included in course fee)
The restaurant will serve indoor meals. (included in course fee)
Monday: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Tuesday: Breakfast and dinner
Thursday: Breakfast and dinner
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.
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
10900 Sek (25% VAT included in the price)
You will be charged a booking fee, 1000 sek in January 2022.
Full payment upon arrival to the course (Cash or card).