POLAR CHALLENGE EXPEDITION - FEBRUARY 2019
We have 3 very exciting Expeditions this year! One each in January, February and April 2019.
Each Expedition will explore a very different part of Europe's last wilderness by dogsled team, aiming to cover 300-500km each and challenge team members in varying Arctic Adventure.
After 1-2 days of training at our kennel, where you will learn the basic skills required to drive your own sleddog team, care for the dogs in camp and on the trail and ensure you are fit and healthy to go into the wilderness, you will then embark on the expedition as a group. Traveling with 6-8 dogs per team, you will drive our super friendly huskies across a variety of Arctic, mountainous, tundra, frozen lake and river and Lapland Forest terrain, depending on which Expedition you join. Each expedition will travel long distances each day, through the spectacular scenery of Arctic Lapland. If Aurora Borealis is predicted, some night dogsledding will be organised. Evenings will be spent caring for the dogs first and foremost, setting up camp and then enjoying a warm expedition meal with good company, sharing your stories after an exciting day sledding through the snow.
These Expeditions are for Adventurers looking for more than a tourist trip. Applications are for team member places, where you will be selected based on the skills and experience you bring to the team. That does not have to be sleddog experience, as the team leader will teach you what you need to know before setting off. Other skills past team members have brought are: Other expedition, endurance or winter sports experience, wild camping, snow and ice skills, wilderness cooking, firelighting, first aid, navigation, rope skills, photography and journalism. If you have any of these skills and are keen to join a challenging winter Expedition with sleddogs, we encourage you to apply.
Past team members have gone onto join Antarctic Expeditions, climb some of the Worlds highest peaks, join the Marines, become Expedition Guides, start their own Adventure company and get a place at Vet School.
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POLAR CHALLENGE EXPEDITION - FEBRUARY 2019 - (Designed for those intending to do an Arctic or Antarctic Expedition in the future, this expedition will travel in areas similar to the Pole environments and give each member the opportunity to use varying navigation techniques. Traveling/training by ski and snowshoe will be included.)
Date: 15-24 February 2019
Duration: 10 days
Price: 25,000 sek pp
The main purpose of each expedition is to have fun, enjoy the dogs and environment,learn new skills and make friends! Additionally every expedition will involve filming and photography coverage for future media publication, an element of research and investigation, in particular that of your own human endurance and recording 'on-the-ground' weather and snow conditions. We will look out for large animals and their tracks and the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Training will be intensive before departure onto the expedition. Each member needs to be in good health including mental robustness, have a reasonable level of fitness, willingness to work hard as part of the team, care for the dogs as your first priority, travel long distances by dogsled each day, camp overnight in arctic weather and wilderness conditions, carry all equipment required in the sled (some caches will be placed if possible or required). Loads of Arctic wilderness dogsled and expedition skills will be utilised, learnt and practiced along the way. After the finish, we will enjoy a fine meal together as a team, to celebrate and share our wonderful and challenging experiences.
Arctic sleeping bag
Expedition style breakfast, lunch and dinners or food for group cooking while training
Cabin with all facilities during training, sharing 2 per room
Accommodation on Expedition will be in Lavvu (Tipi)
Transfers between your accommodation and Lapland Ranch
Expedition Pack including Training, Clothing and Travel advice
Transfers from Lulea Airport or City (However we provide advice for the Lulea Bus that stops outside Lapland Ranch)
See our other Arctic Expeditions for more exciting opportunities!
For more information please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org