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Iconic Norwegian hikes get connected

13th March 2015 | 0 comments

Between July 1st and August 31st, a daily bus service will be available between three of Norway’s most iconic hikes – the Pulpit Rock, Kjerag and the Troll’s Tongue. The hike up Pulpit Rock, which is located in the Lysefjord just outside Stavanger, is about two hours of rapid accent. With about 250 000 visitors per year, it’s one of …

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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Polar Poodles’

16th April 2014 | 0 comments

Don’t you just hate when someone brings you down to size. When someone bursts your bubble. I do it myself – in fact I relish in giving a kick to an overblown ego. My primary vehicle for this is the language of the extreme…

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Teen is youngest to reach South Pole

13th February 2014 | 0 comments

Teenage adventurer Lewis Clarke has become the youngest person to successfully ski trek from the coast of Antarctica to the geographical South Pole, at the age of 16. The record attempt, which Clarke began on December 2 last year, saw the 16-year-old journey more than 700 miles across the Antarctic ice sheet amid temperatures of -50C and wind speeds of …

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Entry opens for Fjӓllrӓven Polar 2014

19th November 2013 | 0 comments

Entry is now open for next year’s Fjӓllrӓven Polar, a 300km Arctic event which will see participants travel by dog-sled from Signaldalen, Norway to Jukkasjärv in Swedish Lapland. Named after Swedish outdoor brand Fjӓllrӓven, the free, three-day-long winter adventure will lead competitors across the Arctic tundra before camping in the wilderness alongside resident survival expert Johan Skulman. For the chance to win …

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MacLeod team triumphs in Norway

19th December 2011 | 0 comments

A team of four climbers led by Dave MacLeod has just returned from a successful trip to Kvaloya in northern Norway as part of the Gore-Tex Experience Tour. The team included competition winners Helena Robinson and Julia Snihur, as well as Donald King and filmmaker Paul Diffley. Inspired by a newly-produced guidebook to the area, the team set themselves an …