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March 21st 2007
Published: August 8th 2007
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This trip was solo for Mark, well with a friend Martin. I had entered into Fjällrävens Polar husky competion 2 years earlier and got to the last 80 out of several thousand. Unfortanately I did not make it to the final 5, despite doing the unthinkable for a skiny little guy like me who feels the cold: yes swimming in a hole in the ice during the 1 day selections. So having failed to make it on a free trip to Northern Sweden, I had to find something better, Svalbard and an arctic experience.

Here are the photos from one of the most exhilerating places on earth. The weather varied from 20 m/s storm and temperatures just below freezing in a snowstorm, to minus 20 and 40m/s gusts in clear blue sky. Thank God for the good clothing.





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