OUTDOOR SCHOOLS AND SEMINARS
For most participants the High Coast Winter Hike is the first winter adventure ever. To make this and future adventures more enjoyable you can take part in outdoor schools and seminars from Swedens leading outdoor companies.
Before we set out you can take part in the three hour “Introduction to Outdoor Life in Winter” to learn or repeat the basics. Woolpower helps us with clothing, Fjällräven with backpacks, tents and sleeping bags and TLS with snowshoes. We will also have a change to get to know Morakniv and Gränsfors Bruk.
At the first nightcamp Fjällräven will show how to make a good camp and what you should think about regarding your tent and your sleepingbag to get a good nighs sleep. At the second nightcamp we will learn more about making fire with the help of the axe and the knife from Morakniv and Gränsfors Bruk.
1. Thurs 09:00 – 11:30 Introduction to Outdoor Life in Winter
FriluftsByn, Fjällräven, Woolpower and TSL Snowshoes goes through the basics that will make the adventure more comfortable.
2. Thurs 17:00 and 20:00 Camplife with Fjällräven.
Fjällräven shows how to make a good nightcamp so you get a good nights sleep.
3. Fri 17:00 – 20:00 Fire, axe and knife
Gränsfors Bruk and Morakniv shows how to best use knif and axe to make a fire.
We start the adventure with some basic tips since for most people this is the first time ever being out on a winter hike.
During the adventure you will get help and tips from Swedens leading outdoor companies. Fjällräven, Woolpower, Gränsfors Bruk, Morakniv and TSL Snowshoes.
1. INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LIFE IN WINTER
Thursday 09:00 – 11:30, FriluftsByn
The basic knowledge and skills that will make your adventure even more comfortable. The seminar is moderated by Jerry Engström, FriluftsByn and during the morning you will get advice from Woolpower, Fjällräven and TSL Outdoor as well as get to know Morakniv and Gränsfors Bruk.
INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LIFE IN WINTER
09:00: Welcome, Jerry Engström, FriluftsByn
09:30: Clothing with Woolpower
09:45: Backpack, Tent and Sleepingbag with Fjällräven
10:00: The Routines when Winter Hiking, FriluftsByn
10:30: Gränsfors Bruk
11:15: Snowshoes with TSL
11:30: Lunch, collect snowshoes, final packing
12:30: Busses to the start
DRESSED FOR ADVENTURE
Together with Woolpower we go through how to dress and adjust your clothing during the adventure.
BACKPACK, TENT & SLEEPING BAG
Together with Fjällräven we go through how you pack and adjust your backpack for best comfort. We also go through the basics about tent and sleepingbag.
FriluftsByn takes you through the routiens that will make your adventure more safe and enjoyable. What to think about when you wake up, when you hike and before you go to sleep.
HIKE WITH SNOWSHOES
If the winter is “normal” we will need to hike with snowshoes (rental included). TLS are here to show how to use snowshoes and adjust them to various conditions.
2. CAMP IN COMFORT. TIPS AND TRICKS WITH FJÄLLRÄVEN
Friday 17:00 and 20:00 Nightcamp Tärnättvattnet
Fjällräven is here to share their knowledge and expertise about spending nights in the outdoors. Learn more about the tent and sleepingbag, how to set up the perfect nightcamp and even sleep under the stars.
What to think about when you reach a nightcamp.
THE TENT AND SLEEPINGBAG
All you need to know about these two valuable friends.
THE PERFECT BASECAMP
Learn how to best set up your nightcamp.
Do you dare to sleep outside your tent? We show you how to!
3. FIRE, AXES AND KNIVES WITH MORAKNIV AND GRÄNSFORS BRUK
Friday 17:00 – 20:00, Nightcamp Kälsviken
Meet two of Swedens most legendary tool experts – Gränsfors Bruk and Morakniv. They will share their passion for axes and knives and let you practise the art of making fire.
USING THE AXE
Learn some of the basic skills from the experts.