Elements is a ever developing company. We are always keen to take the ideas our clients, staff and partners have to offer a bigger and better service to all.
In partnership with RAW Røros we are delighted to offer you our newest course ‘ Råsome Vintervukku, a Norwegian Winter Wilderness Living Expedition’
Starting from the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage town of Røros famed for its copper mining, Reindeer and Sami population, we will travel 35 kilometers along a snow track in to the wilderness of the Fedmunden National Park. Your first and last night will be spent in accommodation the Røros area and after that home for the week will be a magical Lavvu base camp, sleeping in shared lavvus, floored with reindeer skins and heated by a log burner making for a truly wonderful Norwegian experience.
Surrounded by snow, mountains, frozen lakes and forest, we have the perfect beautiful environment for you to learn and develop many new skills and techniques. These will allow you to experience this stunning environment to its fullest.
Wilderness living in northern Norway is more than just dealing with the cold, and it can reach – 35°C at night!
During the week, you will receive in depth instruction, in the skills, mind set and aptitudes needed to live comfortably in this potentially harsh unforgiving, yet inspiring environment. These will include how to dress, campsite procedures for cold weather living, making emergency shelters out of both snow and forest materials, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, trapping & snaring, ice fishing, fire husbandry, whilst all the time developing the thoughtfulness required to live in this unique place.
Throughout the week your lead instructor will be Espen Holmgren, an ex officer in the Norwegian Army who taught at the Norwegian Military Arctic Warfare and Survival school. A true expert in his field, Espen delivers his knowledge with a passion and enthusiastic drive, allowing you every opportunity to learn.
Last but far from least, you will get to experience not only this unique snow clad mountainous environment but also some amazing wildlife such as Reindeer, Fox, Moose and depending upon weather clear viewings of the beautiful Northern Lights.
Your week will finish in the UNESCO world heritage town of Røros, with a much deserved sauna, meal out and the great chance to experience the last night of the towns famed winter culture and folk fair which dates back to 1854.
Dates: 18th – 25th February 2012
Duration: 7 days
Cost: £1,595 per head
Payment terms: £200 deposit to secure each place. Deposit must be received two months prior to start date. Balance to be paid four weeks before start date.
Includes: Canoeing Equipment, Camping, Catering, Coaching and Leadership. (Does not include travel to and from the expedition location, travel insurance, evening meal on the final night or alcoholic drinks)
Coaches/Guides: Rob Yates and Espen Holmgren