Louis' Svalbard Adventure
Louis is a traveller, adventurer and endurance athlete. He's run and skied thousands of kilometres through the most inhospitable climates on earth, pushing him to his physical and mental limits.
In his latest expedition with OutdoorGB, Louis must overcome polar bear encounters, arctic storms, and crevasses, in an attempt to ski 200kms from the east coast of Svalbard to the west coast.
Follow the adventure below.
The Bitter Winds of the Barents Sea
We raced across the island on snowmobiles to Agardhbukta, a small bay...
Face to Face with a Polar Bear
It had been a long day of attrition, with our skis in constant battle...
The White Mountains
Anxious to get further away from the bears, we rose early and started skiing...
The Long Trek Across a Frozen Fjord
By the time we reached the highest point of the glacier we were looking...
Curious Svalbard Reindeer
As we skied deeper into the valley, herds of Svalbard reindeer started...
A Long Climb in a Whiteout
We knew that we were close to civilization because every now and then...
Signs of Civilization
I never fully mastered the technique of descending with a heavy pulk...
Discover the Kit
OutdoorGB have teamed up with suppliers such as Berghaus, Salomon, Suunto, Exped, Sealskinz and Helly Hansen to provide Louis with cutting edge, high performance equipment.