Fjallraven Polar Surströmming Challenge. The time had come to get this challenge done. I know i said if I won I would do it but as votes have been quite stagnant I needed to do something to try and push the votes up.
On another note. This whole application process is hard and takes all of your time. I have met some fantastic people that have contacted me and there’s no hard feeling between me and them.
This application for the fjallraven polar has basically taken over my life.
For all those who are thinking of applying you really need to work hard which is obvious as there’s thousands of people who want to take place in this dream expedition.
I love this area of the world. I recently visited in June and previously in 2017 when I done the Fjallraven Classic. But want to take part in this challenge when the area is covered in snow.
So here I sit after campaigning for a couple of hours for my fjallraven polar application in 2nd place with over 2000 votes needed to secure a place of the Fjallraven Polar.
There is 24 places available on this trip from 12 areas.
The submission from each region with the most votes is guaranteed a spot. Fjällräven reserves the right to remove votes not linked to individually managed and personally owned Facebook accounts. Profiles on the Polar site that have frequent and numerous votes from such accounts will be removed.
Day 3 of Fjallraven Polar application and I can’t believe the amount of votes I’ve had so far.
It is unbelievable. I’ve spent the last 3 days trying my hardest to gain votes and it’s worked.
But I still have a long way to go. So please, please, please vote for me.
Witajcie! Zgłosiłem się do Fjallraven Polar i nie mogę uwierzyć, ze dotarłem do trzeciego miejsca. Nigdy nie sądziłem, ze będę miał jakiekolwiek szanse, żeby znaleźć się w pierwszej dziesiątce. W tej chwili wygrana nie wydaje się już tak odległa, śle nadal potrzebuje Waszych głosów. Zwracanie z prośba o udostępnienie tego postu waszym rodzinom i znajomym, może i oni zagłosują? Jest to marzenie mojego życia, a marzenia warto spełniać. Z góry dziękuje!
The Fjallraven Classic Sweden 2017 in aid of SARS999.org.uk
The Fjallraven Classic Sweden | Initially the plan was to fly to Stockholm and spend a week walking through a nearby National Park.
That plan was thwarted once the wife had seen an advert online for the Fjallraven Classic Sweden which follows part of the Kungsleden route.
(King’s Trail) is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 440 kilometres (270 mi) long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south.
It passes through, near the southern end, the Vindelfjällen Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.
The route we took was to start in Nikkalouokta, join the Kungsleden at Singi and finish in Abisko.
So we decided to change plans to participate in the Fjallraven Classic Sweden but we also decided to invite another friend and do the hike in aid of charity.
All three of us work for the East of England Ambulance Service in varying roles, HEMS Critical Care Paramedic, Paramedic, EMT.
We also all do other roles for other emergency services: Lifeboat Coxswain, Fire Fighter and Coastguard.
All for charity mate!
We had decided to raise charity for SARS who are a charity that provides assistance to the ambulance service in the form of Rapid Response Doctors and Critical Care Paramedics.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service is an emergency medical charity which provide specialist volunteer doctors and paramedics to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious incidents.
So the Three team members: Myself: Martin Grove (EMT & Firefighter), Adam Wright (Paramedic & Coastguard) and Rod Wells (HEMS Critical Care Paramedic, Lifeboat Coxswain & SARS Responder) started to plan our 110km hike through arctic Sweden.