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Dave

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[As they say in the army, no plan goes according after an attack. Its just normal, and I think we will all have great memories in the future]
 
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Imagedude

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Anyway, if you feel aggrieved by certain Swedish companies why not treat them to an honest review on their Facebook and Tripadvisor pages.
 

Janne

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I am truly sorry to hear that your trip to my home country did not go as planned.
I think you were quite lucky the temperature was as warm as it seems to have been, or it could have been extremely dangerous.
As I am sure you know, -40 C ( not counting the windchill you Brits love) and lower is a quite common temperature in those lovely parts of Sweden in January.

For the next trip into the Arctic, may I suggest that you pick a leader with Arctic experience and follow ( more exactly - OBEY) his instructions?
Successful expeditions are led as a military operations.

If you should want any advice o equipment, techniques and such, I am very happy to help.

I know many forumers do not like me as I am a "cocky know-it-all", but please do not forget that I have 3 years of military experience with a quite unusual unit, spending up to a month at a stretch in those forests.
Again, I am very happy to assist in anything.
 
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GGTBod

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cheers for the trip report i really enjoyed following along, not sure i feel the same about the drama i got sucked into at the dn of it though, although i couldn't stop until i read it all for some reason, looked like a great trip but fork in hell to that much white stuff for fun, i realised recently i am a Goldilocks adventurer, not too hot and not too cold but just right is how i like my adventure climate
 

Leshy

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cheers for the trip report i really enjoyed following along, not sure i feel the same about the drama i got sucked into at the dn of it though, although i couldn't stop until i read it all for some reason, looked like a great trip but fork in hell to that much white stuff for fun, i realised recently i am a Goldilocks adventurer, not too hot and not too cold but just right is how i like my adventure climate
You and me pal !

😁


Sounds like an eventful trip but what beautiful scenery...👍
Hope we see some more...
 
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bopdude

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If you Google expedition gear hire it brings some up

Expeditionkithire.co.uk was the one used by one member of the group

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bopdude

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So......................after packing up camp the walk back to the camp site.

Photo opportunities were grabbed

Me

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Chris

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Tents were pitched, again by the lake, it was beautiful there and close for the ice fishing we had planned :)

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Chris on the ice auger

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And my hole soon followed

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Soon we were 'fishing' ?

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Chris was ready to film 'the big one' sadly neither of us caught anything on the rods so after an hour or so we decided to bait up and bury the sticks,

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Success, Chris caught the little know species called ageous rockerous or ageing rocker in English :D Ash had come out to see what all the fuss was about but didn't bring any luck with him, the holes drew a blank as well, oh well, something else tried, even if half heartedly.

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Saturday came and Greger was on his way to meet us at camp before heading into town for the market.

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Only a couple of pictures in town, it was packed and although we tried to find a table for 5 it wasn't to be, Chris and myself left the other 3 still looking for tables, we were hungry and needed to eat NOW :D

Only went and got the best table in town lol

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Not sure about the table but it could have been the source of the food poisoning that was about to hit Chris that night :( ( no pictures were taken :) )

On the Sunday I headed off to say goodbye to Wayland Debs and Damien, I missed them and the cabin was empty, they'd gone :( Oh well, not to miss an opportunity and seeing as I was half way there I decided to walk further up and around the peninsular to where the river was still flowing, I'm glad I did, absolutely stunning.

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Well, that was that, a pack down that night to dry kit and pack bags loomed, it was going to be a long night, almost no trace, the final bits were cleared after the photo was taken leaving only the 2 padded down areas where the tents had been.

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And that was it, bus station in the morning

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Followed by a hard train ride ( for some ) Chris was also giving it big Z's but I couldn't get him in shot.

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And a nice greeting at the airport, tempt me not Satan, so I didn't lol

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All in all a good trip, a lot learned and hopefully remembered to carry forward to the next Sub Zero trip, thanks guys.
 

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Tonyuk

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I hope you dropped and rolled in the snow when you went through the ice.. I was told it absorbed any excess water but it just made me colder, i'm sure they were taking the mick out of us. Very nice pics however.

Tonyuk
 

bopdude

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Cracking pictures there ....

Thanks for posting

Twodogs

No problem at all :)


I hope you dropped and rolled in the snow when you went through the ice.. I was told it absorbed any excess water but it just made me colder, i'm sure they were taking the mick out of us. Very nice pics however.

Tonyuk

Nope, paused briefly to think about changing before legging it to warmth and to thaw out :)
 

UKYanky

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Wow what an incredible trip, I doth my hat to you all. Id love to do something like this but i know I would be the 'Scott of the Antarctic' and not make it home lol.
I have done winter training in Norway with the Chinooks but never anything like that. We stayed in cosy cabins, you what us RAF are like pmsl.
 

SGL70

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Lovley pics!

Al, Ash, Chris and Dave - I very much enjoyed meeting you all in Jokkmokk. I wish it had been possible to come out for some camping too. Next time perhaps?
let me know if any of you are heading to the Little ol' kingdom of Sweden, further down the line

Regarding the trip from Stora Sjofallet to Jokkmokk - I posted a complaint at their (moderated) facebook page where I aimed at their failure to inform you about the cost Before embarking on the trip (the cost itself was a bit much, but it is harder to argue a service failure regarding that). They maintain that they offer you a good-to-great service. Well...I suggest that you should rate their service at their facebook page - if possible, in a way that might give you a refund.

Greger
 

Dave

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Ash has some pics too. Some funny ones of us on the dance floor mate. :rolleyes: It was great to meet you, and we had a good day. Was it smoked Reindeer stew [?], followed by a personal tour of the museum, and a few beers in a big dance hall tent. [Ash and I got a lift home from a couple of nice kids after we left]
[Taxis are ridiculously expensive in Sweden, like a tenner a mile...They are so much greener than us, I think its something like 80% of their countries power comes from hydro electric power?]
 
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SGL70

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Err....no What happened in Jokkmokk, stays in Jokkmokk? My freakishly good dance moves doesn't really survive camera lenses and other distortions :)
 
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