FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
There were so many moments where I stood back and thought 'Wow, life can't get much better than this'. But one of these moments that I will never forget was during the full day husky trip. After a couple of kilometres my team of huskies settled into a steady pace (I didnt have to hold on so tight at this point!!), I took a look at the breath taking scenary, breathed in the fresh air (was minus 32 that day!) and thought 'I am truely the luckiest person alive!'.
What did you think of your group leader?
The group leader(s) I had (Hannah and Ollie) were AMAZING. Absolutely second to none. I cannot fault them in anyway. They worked so incredibly hard, yet made it all look so easy - and constantly made me feel like I was part of their family! I cannot credit them enough - if there were an award, it should, without a shadow of doubt be awarded to them. They helped make my adventure truely amazing - I will never forget them or all the new skills they have taught me!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
My advice would be to take plenty of layers. The kit provided wasnt warm enough for me, but I took my own gear anyway - so was fine. I advise 2 pairs of gloves at all times, wool socks (2 pairs at a time) and those hand warmers that you shake and keep your fingers warm for up to 10 hours. They were worth their weight in gold, because it could get extremely chilly over there during some of the activities.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I can't add anymore, other than this has been the best adventure of my life! I would love to work there myself it was that much fun! Thank you Hannah and Ollie, this was a special trip for me and it truely exceeded all of my expectations!