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Winter Expedition Training

Learn how to conqure the powder

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Winter expedition training course

We are thrilled to invite beginners to embark on an immersive winter experience where you will learn about the winter environment and the art of skiing. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with essential skills and knowledge to navigate the challenges of winter and enjoy the thrill of skiing.

Ski course

Winter environment

Winter camping

Training expedition

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The course content

During the course, you will receive detailed startup information and we will make sure that you have all the necessary equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Our instructors will guide you through the process of fitting skis, allowing you to experience the joy of gliding across the snow-covered landscapes.

 

You will also learn about winter safety practices, including how to avoid frostbite and other potential hazards. Building upon this knowledge, our instructors will teach you the basics of skiing, helping you find your balance and maneuver through various terrains.

Once you have mastered skiing, you will have the opportunity to learn how to simultaneously pull your expedition pulk while gliding on skis

As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to experience camping in winter conditions. Learn how to set up your camp, cook meals using a multifuel stove, and create a cozy environment in tents or bivvies.

During the first three days, we embark on shorter and longer ski trips around the camp to learn the basics. On the fourth day, we embark on a 24-hour expedition with skis and a sled, where we also spend the night in tents during the expedition

By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in skiing, acquired knowledge of winter safety practices, and developed essential camping skills in a winter environment.

Timeline

Day 1

Arrival
Equipment sorting
Winter safety

Ski training

Stove

Fire making
 

Day 2

Ski training
Stove
Bivy/tent setup

Pulk

Day 3

Ski tour
Stove
Bivy/tent sleeping

Day 4

24 H Expedition
 

Day 5

Expedition

Return to camp

Equipment handeling

Departure
 

Our Services

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Equipment

The course takes place under arctic winter conditions in the field. This means that you must be well-equipped when participating in the course. Our packing list includes mandatory equipment that you must bring, as well as suggestions for recommended equipment. You can rent a large portion of the required gear, as well as certain clothing items

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Endurance /Health

In order to fully engage in the course, it is essential to have good mobility and a moderate level of fitness. None of the activities in the course are extremely demanding , but you will be actively using your body for approximately 12 hours per day, ranging from low to moderate intensity. Furthermore, you will be exposed to outdoor conditions with sub-zero temperatures for a significant portion of the day

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Accommodation

The course takes place at the Northhuts wilderness camp. During the course, you will be staying overnight in tents. The first two nights, you will be sharing a partially heated communal tipi-tent. The final two nights, you will be staying in your chosen form of bivouac, either a tent or a bivvy bag.

At the wilderness camp, there are dry toilets and a wood-fired sauna.

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