FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Learning to Cross-country ski - something I've wanted to do for a while.

What did you think of your group leader?

Hanna was amazing - organising almost everything,keeping the group together, whilst having a laugh with us all.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take some Marshmallows for toasting on the many open fires! If you have your own ski gloves - take them. The ice climbing was really hard, but don't be discouraged if you don't make it to the top (I didn't). I've perviusly ice climbed on glacier ice (heavily compacted snow not frozen water) and made 4 climbs in a few hours.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We went looking for a cut-down our own christmas tree, made our own decorations and dressed the tree. I made a reindeer skin Shamen drum - fantastic! We built and slept in our own igloo (quinzhee).