FINSE POLAR SKILLS CHALLENGE

LEVEL

L1

DAYS

06

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

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LEVEL

01

DAYS

06

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

PRICE | £6,495


DEPOSIT | £975

LEVEL

L1

DAYS

06

TEAM SIZE

06

YOUR MONEY IS SAFE WITH

A SECURE TRUST ACCOUNT

PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

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BOOK A 30-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY CALL WITH OUR CHALLENGES TEAM TO FIND THE RIGHT SHACKLETON CHALLENGE FOR YOU.

BOOK A 30-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY CALL WITH OUR CHALLENGES TEAM TO FIND THE RIGHT SHACKLETON CHALLENGE FOR YOU.

Mission: To ski-tour 16km into a pristine polar wilderness and camp out in sub-zero temperatures

Finse in Western Norway is the home of polar training. Our introductory Challenge covers all the necessary elements required to safely ski-tour and camp in an extreme environment. You’ll build an array of skills over the course of two days, led by renowned polar guides and using the iconic Finse 1222 hotel as your base, before heading out into the wilderness to put it all into practice with a night camping on the snow. Finse is a remote car-free village, only accessible by the ‘snowtrain’, with the hotel overlooking a vast frozen lake and the white mountains beyond. Finse has a unique place in polar history; Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton all trained here over a century ago in preparation for their expeditions to Antarctica.

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It was probably the best experience of my life so far. The ice crystals in my hair quickly melted, but my sense of personal polar pride remains at a plateau. By endurance we do conquer, it seems. 

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, in low temperatures, with a light backpack or pulk. You should have a fair level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

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LEVEL

Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. You should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-CHALLENGE PREPARATION ↓

EQUIPMENT ↓

TRAVEL ↓

ACCOMODATION ↓

MEALS ↓

LEVEL

Your introduction to polar skills. Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. You should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.


Our Challenges are positioned at 5 different Levels defined by three variable characteristics:

ENVIRONMENT ↓

FITNESS ↓

EXPERIENCE ↓

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

Expect steady ski-touring or hiking over undulating terrain for several hours, with a light backpack or pulk in cold temperatures. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to conduct moderate outdoor activities in a cold-weather environment for several consecutive days. Minimal experience is required as all of the specialist skills will be taught and practised during the Challenge.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS ->

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRE-CHALLENGE PREPARATION ↓

EQUIPMENT ↓

TRAVEL ↓

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AVAILABILITY

05.03.23

—10.03.23

PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

19.03.23

—24.03.23

PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

26.03.23

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PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

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PRICE | £6,495

DEPOSIT | £975

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PRICE | £6,995

DEPOSIT | £1,050

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PRICE | £6,995

DEPOSIT | £1,050

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PRICE | £6,995

DEPOSIT | £1,050

31.03.24

—05.04.24

PRICE | £6,995

DEPOSIT | £1,050

MEET YOUR GUIDES

We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. Every Shackleton Challenge has at least two highly-qualified guides, led by Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd, and managed by Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – between them they have accumulated thousands of miles on foot in polar regions. You will have several interactions with Wendy and Louis prior to departure, they will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on a Shackleton Challenge.

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We work with some of the very best polar guides, ensuring the highest possible safety, tuition and expertise on every expedition. Every Shackleton Challenge has at least two highly-qualified guides, led by Director of Expeditions Louis Rudd, and managed by Expedition Manager, Wendy Searle – between them they have accumulated thousands of miles on foot in polar regions. You will have several interactions with Wendy and Louis prior to departure, they will advise on pre-expedition training, kit recommendation and what to expect when on a Shackleton Challenge.

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