Mushing, Norway

Season Zero

Things are starting to look different when I look out of the window of our cabana now. The fluffy blanket of snow is disappearing and where silent woods once stood covered in white, brown patches now show on the forest floor. There's even a hint of green here and there. Long hours of dusk have… Continue reading Season Zero

Mushing, Norway

The long spring of January

At last the weather forecast shows multiple days of blue temperatures. From last week  new snow and minus degrees descended upon us, hopefully for a while to stay. When I came home after Christmas in Belgium it was like driving into a postcard. The forest around the house was so incredibly beautiful it made me… Continue reading The long spring of January

Mushing, Norway

A brand new beginning

It’s been a while since my last post on this site. Not because of a lack of want or anything to say. Some people have asked if there was too much disappointment after quitting Norge på Langs. There was at first, but now it’s  really alright, that choice has long been accepted and personally approved.… Continue reading A brand new beginning

Gear Reviews, Norge på Langs

Acapulka Vidda 38

The Acapulka Vidda is a backpack with a large array of integrated features ready to be used on many different winter adventures. Most importantly, the pack comes with solid D-rings that can serve to pull a pulk with it. There are those in favor and those in doubt about using a backpack while skiing, but… Continue reading Acapulka Vidda 38

Gear Reviews, Norge på Langs

Acapulka Expedition Tour 170 and Dragging Bar “Wire” system

Acapulka has a reputation for producing the 'Rolls Royce' on the pulka market. We were more than excited to have them support our crossing of Norway and very keen on testing out their sleds. In consultation with the company we opted for the Expedition Tour 170, a sled with a capacity to hold up to… Continue reading Acapulka Expedition Tour 170 and Dragging Bar “Wire” system

Norge på Langs, Norway

The Art of Not Succeeding

‘It’s never too late to turn (det er aldrig for sent å snu)’ is one of the best known mountain safety commandments of the Norwegian tourist association (DNT). Knowing when to turn and when to continue takes training and experience. It’s a decision-taking process that matures over time. Reactions to our decision to stop crossing… Continue reading The Art of Not Succeeding

Gear Reviews, Norge på Langs

Helsport Spitsbergen X-Trem

Helsport's distinctive red-and-yellow four season tents have long been regarded as some of the most reliable in their market segment. The X-trem products are designed to withstand cold, wind and snow while keeping you comfortable inside. Spitsbergen is one of the flagship models in the range and has been used in the harshest conditions on… Continue reading Helsport Spitsbergen X-Trem