``Guiding people in this environment is unique. I’m always looking for that wow factor, that expectation that around the corner is something that is going to blow people’s mind. It’s an amazing honour and pleasure to be able to experience that as a guide.`` - Jeff Allen
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.`` - Edward Abbey
Expedition team members are welcome to bring their own personal activity/outdoor clothing and equipment but because of varying personal requirements, other equipment extraneous to the base equipment already provided and listed below, can be organized when booking.
Expedition Paddler will provide the following:
Paddle’s plus spare paddle
Neoprene Paddle Mitts
Team members may wish to hire dry suits from the out fitter.
For all of the activities it is recommended that you bring with you several pairs of base layers, I would recommend merino wool but there are other alternatives to this.
You will also need a lightweight pair of gloves as well as warm mitts, a buff or face mask, a warm wooly hat (or 2) a hot drinks flask as well as a water drinks bottle, a camera of course and a small ouch pouch (personal first aid kit) to include any personal medication and to treat any small injuries you may receive during the activities.
I shall be carry a well equipped first aid pack but this will not take into account any allergies that you may suffer from.
Over the last 8-9 years of exploring this beautiful part of the world, I have had the opportunity to meet and develop some wonderful friends/friendships, this has also allowed me to also develop and intrinsic network of other fellow paddlers and explorers, working in partnership with these businesses allows me to utilise local knowledge and expertise, to that end I tend to go back to known and trusted locations. For accommodation I use Mia Kunstad’s Air B&B.
For Kayak hire, I use Bjorn’s Kayak, I have known Bjorn ever since I arrived in the North of Norway, he has proven to be unfaltering in his reliability and support, his equipment is first rate and his local knowledge and expertise in both Ocean and Mountain is second to none.
For our Dog Sledding activities we work in proud partnership with Tore Albrigtsen of Active Tromso. Tore has been dog mushing for the past 40 years, but is far more than just a dog musher, Tore’s knowledge as an outdoor/wilderness guide is second to none.