In March 2017, a small group of 6 of us wanted to do something slightly different, a unique challenge that would test our mental and physical capability, we completed the 75km trek in 5 days and experienced some very harsh conditions and dramatic scenery, and a number of blisters! Here are a few photographs from the 2017 trip.
Having told a number of people about the experience and the harshness of the environment we have now made an ambitious commitment to fundraise £100,000 for the DMH in conjunction with 16 local like-minded fundraisers
So to this end on the 12th March 2020 we will embark on a challenge involving a 5 day trek across the “Kungsleden” or “Kings Trail” which is situated some 250km into the Arctic Circle in the far north of Sweden. This is one of Scandinavia’s most visually stunning and isolated areas and will provide a backdrop for what will be a tremendous Challenge.
We will ski the most northerly section with the aim of covering 116 kms from Abisko to Nikkaluotka, including a 30 km section from Abiskojaure to Vistas, Nalla and back to the original route at Salka before finishing at the foot of the glaciated Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden, standing at 2104 metres.
We will ski with our 15kg backpacks from hut to hut, cut holes in the ice to bring water to cook with and drink, split birch logs for the wood burners to keep warm, whilst covering up to 30 kms a day on cross country skis. There will be very limited access to the usual home comforts, just a never ending and constant wilderness environment. It will be a truly unique mental and physical event.
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