2012 Expedition - Arctic Norway Report: Part One.
I don’t mind admitting that I’d looked forward to this trip for a long time. I first looked at a course offered Bushcraft Expeditions through Bushcraft UK in 2010 but dates and finances just didn’t work for me at the time so I decided to start sorting my gear out back then. In 2011 a change of circumstances left me unable to go again so I was determined to go this year come what may.
An advanced course was planned as well as the basic one so I shifted some bookings around with the co-operation of my customers and ring fenced a fortnight to do both courses. It then transpired that there were not enough people booked on the ”Basic” so that was cancelled leaving only the “Advanced” course running.
Not to be deterred, I set out planning a week out near the course location on my own. I didn’t know what conditions would be like so flights were booked online and I also booked two nights in a hotel and one night in a cabin to support the trip, giving me the opportunity to dry out gear if necessary and charge up camera batteries as required.
Little was I to know that this part of the plan would create the only significant problems on the trip.