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We are keen to build on the success of our fundamental Arctic training course. Many of our students and those from other Arctic experiences tell us they want to take their Arctic skills and experience to the next level. This is how we came up with the concept of our Arctic Adventurer Expedition! We are delighted to offer you this course at an exceptional price. Due to the simpler, more rugged nature of this course, certain previous costs have been eliminated and we pass that saving directly to you! This expedition is primarily about you, your skills and the elements.
This expedition is based in the same region of northern Sweden as our fundamental course. However, rather than being based in and around a well-stocked cabin it takes a nomadic journey into Muddus National Park with nearly all nights spent outdoors in snow shelters.
This expedition builds and tests your survival skills in one of the world's most extreme environments. In winter this region is transformed by thick ice and snow, the polar night is long and temperatures can plummet to -40°C. The region may be challenging but it is also extremely beautiful with incredible landscapes frequently illuminated by the 'northern lights'.
So what makes this expedition Intermediate Level? It is mainly
designed for people who have some extreme cold weather experience -
ideally an Arctic course. As mentioned the course is nomadic and predominantly
outdoors so this challenges your abilities to keep clothes and sleeping
systems dry and deal with the cold. The course is set at one of the
darkest months of the year, in January, so that you have a classic Arctic
experience and often working in darkness adds to the level of challenge.
We will start the course with an "ice breaking drill" (immersion
in icy water through a hole in the ice). This bracing drill helps you
to prepare mentally and physically should it happen for real. If that
isn't enough we will also throw in some surprises throughout the course
to test you! But fear not we will be at hand at all times to monitor
your safety and to provide advice and guidance when necessary. Because
this is a testing course only those who both complete the course and
meet the standards required will receive a Completion certificate.
Cost and inclusions
£1080 (You may reserve a place by paying a deposit of £200, with the balance due two calendar months before the course). Group discounts are available - ask us for details.
The price includes transport from Lulea Airport to and from the site, all accommodation, all food, training, equipment used on the course and Certificate of Completion (if achieved). It does not include personal kit such as outdoor clothing and sleeping bags, though there will be some hire options available for sleeping systems (bivvy bag, mat and Arctic-rated sleeping bag). Flights are not included.
You will learn some key survival skills for the winter Arctic environment with the focus being on hands on experience:
These represent a unique range of essential skills that make this course both comprehensive and great value!
N.B. All activities will run at the instructor's discretion, based on local weather conditions at the time and safety constraints.
The Survival training will be led by Toby Cowern, our guest instructor who is permanently based in the Arctic. Wildwood's Chief instructor, ecologist, Leon Durbin will also be instructing in bushcraft techniques on the course.
For bookings just fill in a form from this page or for further information
contact us or phone 01687 470415