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 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

Norge på Langs, Norway, Trails

To the Arctic circle, but not beyond

There was no sound but the wind and nothing to see but blowing snow. Even going to the toilet became an assignment. Bull often decided he didn’t have to go after all and stood scratching at the door to go back inside. After a beautiful week through Padjelanta our luck was at an end. The… Continue reading To the Arctic circle, but not beyond

Norge på Langs, Norway, Sweden, Trails

Padjelanta and Sulitjelma

We saw the bus leave, waved goodbye to Alec and then there was only two of us again. It was really nice having another person there and being a small team, short as it lasted. It was a beautiful day again, not a breeze of wind and not a cloud in the sky. PJ and… Continue reading Padjelanta and Sulitjelma

Norge på Langs, Norway, Trails

Narvikfjell

The second of March announced itself brilliantly, with a morning sun rising into a pale blue sky and not a breeze of wind moving the air. It was a stark contrast to the storms that battered us the week before, blowing off roofs like they were mere sheets of paper and even relocating entire cabins.… Continue reading Narvikfjell