Expedition Amundsen is a 100 kilometer race across Norway’s Hardangervidda while pulling a 40 kilo pulk (or sled). Dan and I originally saw some info about it several years ago on our first trip to Norway together, which planted a seed. After a couple years of talking about it, we finally decided to enter it last year. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to write about it for Warren Miller. Here are some links to those articles!
Dan introduces us and the race, with some background as to what attracted us to it in the first place.
I take a stab at explaining what training like a sled looks like; the ups, downs, and the sometimes sideways.
As the winter progresses, Dan and I take the time to go out on a longer training trip, only to find that even training doesn’t always go right.
After the brutality of the last part, Dan takes the opportunity to chat about Nordic skiing, what makes it so awesome, and what to do if you want to get into it.
I spend this part discussing some of the nutritional/recovery side of things that I experimented with while training for Expedition Amundsen.
Dan discusses the excitement and challenge of actually traveling with two 40 kilo sleds internationally!
And it’s race time! I explore what it actually is like to race across the Hardangervidda in February.
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We were also lucky enough that they came up to our house and put together a short film!