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This would be a truly cool vacation...

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:50 pm
by Inspiredcapers
...and I don’t mean the temperature although that too would be a factor.

I just read this on the Asnes site.

https://www.en.asnes.com/asnes-expedition-amundsen/

The Amundsen Training Camp on pages 6-7 of the race form was more of interest to me than the actual race, they cover a lot of stuff in a couple of days...

THE TRAINING CONSISTS OF:
- How to appropriately pack the sled
- How to organize the camp, pitch the tent and secure the equipment
- Camp and tent routines
- Food and nutrition
- First aid in the winter / buddy rescue
- How to use the stove for winter use
- Navigate with GPS and map/compass
- Avalanche transceiver
- How to lead a team through the winter mountain (walking routines, breaks, food/drinks,
buddy check...)


Re: This would be a truly cool vacation...

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:01 pm
by Nitram Tocrut
https://skimarathon.ca/

I know this is not as « badass » as the Asnes Expédition, but as anyone ever skied at this event? The Canadian Ski Mararhon is 2 day event that takes part literally in my backyard but somehow I never participated in it.

This is open to anyone and there is many categories. If you choose to complete the full 160 km in 2 days, one could add that to his resume when applying to participate in the Asnes Expedition.

I will finally participate this year and I am curious to know if there is anyone else on the forum that will as well.

Re: This would be a truly cool vacation...

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:25 am
by Leo Tasker
A really good writeup of the Amundsen race here: https://altabackcountry.com/2019/10/21/ ... ngervidda/ - these guys have done it twice and done well both times. The rest of their blog is great too, they certainly have the Åsnes fever! Definitely seems a tough event, I like to ski without the time pressure of a race situation myself, but I agree it sounds like the race prep/tutorials would be a great learning opportunity.

Re: This would be a truly cool vacation...

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:45 am
by Inspiredcapers
Nitram Tocrut wrote:https://skimarathon.ca/

I know this is not as « badass » as the Asnes Expédition, but as anyone ever skied at this event? The Canadian Ski Mararhon is 2 day event that takes part literally in my backyard but somehow I never participated in it.

This is open to anyone and there is many categories. If you choose to complete the full 160 km in 2 days, one could add that to his resume when applying to participate in the Asnes Expedition.

I will finally participate this year and I am curious to know if there is anyone else on the forum that will as well.
160 km on skis seems pretty badass to me.

Keep us updated regarding training as well as the event.

Re: This would be a truly cool vacation...

Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:30 am
by boby13
Nitram Tocrut wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:01 pm
https://skimarathon.ca/

I know this is not as « badass » as the Asnes Expédition, but as anyone ever skied at this event? The Canadian Ski Mararhon is 2 day event that takes part literally in my backyard but somehow I never participated in it.

This is open to anyone and there is many categories. If you choose to complete the full 160 km in 2 days, one could add that to his resume when applying to participate in the Asnes Expedition.

I will finally participate this year and I am curious to know if there is anyone else on the forum that will as well.
Hey Martin,

Check this out, I Believe this is the 1974 edition of that race in this awesome Jackrabitt film!

https://www.nfb.ca/film/jack_rabbit/

And I say it again, Asnes should make a ski with that old Jackrabitt face on it! He did so much for the sport all over North America, he is our greatest Norwegian!