Survival and safety
Learn to live in the wilderness, summer and winter, starting off in the Swedish mountains. We have years of experience of living in the wilderness, how to survive in cold or taking on untamed rivers.
Paddling in rapids
With over 20 years’ experience of whitewater paddling we can teach you a great deal about how to navigate various craft through our untamed rivers. We use canoes, kayaks and inflatables to travel through white water and shoot the rapids. This is where you learn to tame the wild water.
Summer course, 4 days along the Torne River. You learn about lighting fires, bivouacking, orienteering and nature’s larder. We also look at the importance of maintaining good hygiene and the materials available in nature to do so.
Safety in the Mountains – 4 + 4 days
Summer course, 4 days, covers choice of equipment, planning your route and how to safely cross a flooded mountain stream when the bridges have been washed away. Starts in the region of Kebnekaise and the goal is to reach the top of Sweden’s highest mountain.
Winter course, 4 days, focuses on learning about snow and avalanches. We also of course go through what you need in terms of equipment and test digging in and down in the snow (bivouac) as a way of surviving the extreme weather conditions that can occur in alpine terrain. We take ourselves up into the alpine region on snow mobiles to our base camp. From here, each section of your learning begins.
Safety in the Wilderness
Summer course, 4 days, held along the banks of Torne River. We make camp (bivouac), start a fire, and go through orienteering and nature’s storehouse, and also the importance of good hygiene and what assistance nature can offer in this regard.
Winter course, 5 days, held in the capital of cold, Jukkasjärvi. The focus is on how to manage extreme cold, bivouacking, starting a fire and how to use the terrain for getting from place to place and orienteering.
Working in Extreme Cold
With all the experience we’ve gained from building the ICEHOTEL, snow scooter safaris with inexperienced guests in temperatures of minus 40 degrees C and expeditions on skis over many kilometres in midwinter with the marine solders of the Swedish Defence Forces, we have acquired unique experience in how to behave in order to ensure that work can be done safely even when the mercury sinks down below minus 30 degrees C.