Plan Ahead and Start Dreaming

Published 03.05 in category Talk on the Town

We have the last couple of years been blessed with a lot of wonderful teams on our expeditions. The enthusiasm and joy in which you all have embraced these extraordinary adventures and experiences have been very rewarding. At the same time have we been bombarded with questions of other possible trips. This is why we now add a couple of adventures.
Here you can read through them to get an idea. If any of then trigger your curiosity please mail us un post@ousland.no and we will send you the full document.
The North Pole
This is the backbone of our trips. This has been Børge’s ‘playground’ for 20 years. Ths is where his biggest challenges have been and where he has been instrumental in developing the ferocious Polar Sea so that others can have a chance to go there.

We have 3 different ways to go there:
• Last Degree Expedition: This is the real deal. In some 10 days you will experience everything a big polar expedition encounters: The ice, the leads, the preasure ridges, the light, the ice drift and the enormous joy of reaching the coveted Geographical North Pole. Most people can do this, but you must prepare and train so that you are ready and fit.
• Tree Day Adventure: This trip is more explore and play. We stay in tents but only do as much walking and skiing as we feel like while marvelling in all the surreal Polar Sea.
• Full Length Expedition: In 2013 are we looking into gathering a small, but strong team for an assault on the full length from Canada to the North Pole. A 50 day ordeal that will try to do what very few managed. The expedition will be lead by Bengt Rotmo

South Pole
• Last Degree Expedition: All of us at Ousland Polar Exploration have very strong and wonderful memories from Antarctica. Just to visit this, the most isolated, highest, coldest, most windswept Continent is a huge privilege. To reach the South Pole is like having one leg in the history books and one in your own CV. This memory will stay with you for ever.

Patagonia
Is this the ultimate adventure? What is for sure is that very few have challenged the Patagonian Ice Fields. We cross the Northern one, but while doing it we go through more that you can imagined: A beautiful drive through the Andes Mountain Range, a boat trip, a stay on a farm, horseback riding with the locals up the valley towards the ice, a push through the icefall, the crossing on skis, glimpse of the daunting Patagonian mountains, a wild descent trough a spectacular icefall, a steep walk down trough rein forest before being picked up by boat and brought back to civilisation. All this while having folklore, fantastic food, rain, snow, maybe a storm, rapid weather changes, baking sun and a visit into an area where it seems time has stood still for ages, all thrown at us. Not to be missed!

South Georgia

This is a phenomenal double act! One part of this adventure is to follow in the amazing footsteps of Shackleton as we cross over the steep island via it’s fields and descent to Grytviken and into the second part, the colourful and spectacular surroundings and history of Norwegian Whalers. We have been looking at this adventure for quite some time. And I April 2013 you can join Børge going there. You can choose to either follow the ship around the island with numerous small excursions, or join Børge walking and skiing over the island the hard way.

Greenland
This is where it all started for all of us. Greenland is wonderful challenge and ‘education’. Through very good preparations and planning this will really unravel the explorer in you. We will only be looking for very small teams who will look to maximise the solitude, the teamwork and the privilege of going where Fridtjof Nansen put polar exploration firmly on the map.
• We are also looking at crossing with dog sledges, probably in 2014!


Mt Vinson
In 2013 our team will be strengthened by Inge Meløy who has been working with safety and rescue at Svalbard. One of his first goals will be to return to Mt Vinson which one of his favourite challenges. The plan is to have a team in place for late 2013. So if this, the least accessible of the Seven Summits are on your agenda, give us a call!

Jump on the phone, throw us a mail and set yourself a Goal!
All the best, Børge, Bengt, Inge and Lars
We have the last couple of years been blessed with a lot of wonderful teams on our expeditions. The enthusiasm and joy in which you all have embraced these extraordinary adventures and experiences have been very rewarding. At the same time have we been bombarded with questions of other possible trips. This is why we now add a couple of adventures.
Here you can read through them to get an idea. If any of then trigger your curiosity please mail us un post@ousland.no and we will send you the full document.
The North Pole
This is the backbone of our trips. This has been Børge’s ‘playground’ for 20 years. Ths is where his biggest challenges have been and where he has been instrumental in developing the ferocious Polar Sea so that others can have a chance to go there.

We have 3 different ways to go there:
• Last Degree Expedition: This is the real deal. In some 10 days you will experience everything a big polar expedition encounters: The ice, the leads, the preasure ridges, the light, the ice drift and the enormous joy of reaching the coveted Geographical North Pole. Most people can do this, but you must prepare and train so that you are ready and fit.
• Tree Day Adventure: This trip is more explore and play. We stay in tents but only do as much walking and skiing as we feel like while marvelling in all the surreal Polar Sea.
• Full Length Expedition: In 2013 are we looking into gathering a small, but strong team for an assault on the full length from Canada to the North Pole. A 50 day ordeal that will try to do what very few managed. The expedition will be lead by Bengt Rotmo

South Pole
• Last Degree Expedition: All of us at Ousland Polar Exploration have very strong and wonderful memories from Antarctica. Just to visit this, the most isolated, highest, coldest, most windswept Continent is a huge privilege. To reach the South Pole is like having one leg in the history books and one in your own CV. This memory will stay with you for ever.

Patagonia
Is this the ultimate adventure? What is for sure is that very few have challenged the Patagonian Ice Fields. We cross the Northern one, but while doing it we go through more that you can imagined: A beautiful drive through the Andes Mountain Range, a boat trip, a stay on a farm, horseback riding with the locals up the valley towards the ice, a push through the icefall, the crossing on skis, glimpse of the daunting Patagonian mountains, a wild descent trough a spectacular icefall, a steep walk down trough rein forest before being picked up by boat and brought back to civilisation. All this while having folklore, fantastic food, rain, snow, maybe a storm, rapid weather changes, baking sun and a visit into an area where it seems time has stood still for ages, all thrown at us. Not to be missed!

South Georgia

This is a phenomenal double act! One part of this adventure is to follow in the amazing footsteps of Shackleton as we cross over the steep island via it’s fields and descent to Grytviken and into the second part, the colourful and spectacular surroundings and history of Norwegian Whalers. We have been looking at this adventure for quite some time. And I April 2013 you can join Børge going there. You can choose to either follow the ship around the island with numerous small excursions, or join Børge walking and skiing over the island the hard way.

Greenland
This is where it all started for all of us. Greenland is wonderful challenge and ‘education’. Through very good preparations and planning this will really unravel the explorer in you. We will only be looking for very small teams who will look to maximise the solitude, the teamwork and the privilege of going where Fridtjof Nansen put polar exploration firmly on the map.
• We are also looking at crossing with dog sledges, probably in 2014!


Mt Vinson
In 2013 our team will be strengthened by Inge Meløy who has been working with safety and rescue at Svalbard. One of his first goals will be to return to Mt Vinson which one of his favourite challenges. The plan is to have a team in place for late 2013. So if this, the least accessible of the Seven Summits are on your agenda, give us a call!


Kilimanjaro
Not really on our plate, but we have had a lot of request for this trip, so we will go there in 2013! It is a truly wonderful experience where a lot of you having been with us to one of the Poles can find a challenge and an adventure that is easier to share with family and friends. And if you for a moment think this is out of bounce for us you will be surprised. Børge has been climbing all his life and has several 8000 metre expedition behind him while Lars has been instrumental in developing Kili and several other big mountains. The same goes for Inge who have led a lot of teams with great success on mountains all over the world – and even Cho Oyu (8.201m). This will be fun and a great change for us. But there will be limited available paces.

Jump on the phone, throw us a mail and set yourself a Goal!
All the best, Børge, Bengt, Inge and Lars



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