Adventure

The competitions I participate in have distances from 79 km to 483 km. Most over 160 km there is a stage race where we get water every 10-20 km and in addition there is a tent that we will live in the days the competition is going on. Food for 5 to 10 days, clothing and all other necessary equipment, we have to carry in your own backpack and in the pool during the winter.

The competition is on extremely remote areas with extreme weather conditions and day trips have lasted more than thirty hours. Equipment, shoes and clothing can not fail in these competitions as we do not have access to "spare parts" during the competitions.

Clothing for 50 miles in 50 minus

When I chose clothing for the Yukon Arctic Ultra, experience from races in the winter mountain and competitions on the Greenland ice and towards the South Pole were good in luggage. An important element for me is to consult with people who have local knowledge and expedition experience from corresponding areas. Of lingerie I chose [...]

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Underwear for 50 miles in 50 minus

Til konkurransen Yukon Arctic Ultra, 300 miles var jeg forberedt på at det skulle bli kaldt og antok at det ville bli rundt tyve minus som det var dagene før konkurransen startet. Det varmeste var startstreken med trettisyv blå og deretter hadde vi tre av de seks med femti minusgrader […]

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Manaslu Trail race

What do you do when the husband is keen to run extreme races in Nepal, Gobi Desert and Greenland? Wivi Lein (51) joined. Now she wants to run more.

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Tracking, navigation and communication in the Himalayas

For the competition Manaslu Trail Race Frode had two "new-trim" ladies who participated for the first time in this type of extreme race. The ladies, like many other participants, were a little anxious to run away in Nepal's jungle and the Himalayas high mountain. One was Wivi who is Frode's spouse and [...]

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Trans Atlas Marathon

Trans Atlas Marathon

I should have a few days in Rondane, but it did not matter and mountains are mountains!
I was going to try a competition with a distance of 300 kilometers with 14,000 altitude meters in the Atlas Mountains north of Africa.

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North Pole Marathon

In preparation for two Gurkha soldiers (Bhim Gurung and Samir Tamang) from Nepal to the North Pole Marathon, I was given the task of coaching the runners into a few important elements as they lacked experience in running on snow. In addition, they had received clothing for expedition in polishing and inadequate running equipment. Running [...]

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Towards the south pole of Altra - Lone Peak 3.0 Mid

I was lucky that Oslo Sportslager sponsored me with a copy of the new running shoes from Altra - "Lone Peak 3.0 Mid", when I was going to participate in a 250 km race in Antarctica in November. When I pushed my legs down in the new Lone Peak 3.0 Mid I smiled a little extra. Rare, […]

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Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP

The Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP is the furthest mountain boot you can get in and the ultimate on your legs for long mountain walks where you want to combine running and fast walking. How they have got such a powerful shoe weighing less than 500 grams is hard to understand. The shoe has Vibram [...]

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Antarctica - The Last Desert

Now I should as far south as possible to compete - all the way to Antarctica and run towards the south pole. Rough weather, cold and the rough terrain and 6.8% fat on the body. Proper nutrition and nutritional supplements are particularly important.

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Antarctica running gear

The challenge was a self-sufficient race with food and food in Antarctica. The goal was to relocate 250 kilometers as quickly as possible to the south pole. Race summary In advance of a competition, I am very careful about the choice of equipment. Wrong equipment or equipment failure is in many cases background for practitioners not completing. Therefore is […]

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