In Lapland training in -35 C
Today it is so cold that there are no possibilities to go skiing. In the morning -35 degrees C. The reason why skiing is impossible is that the skis just don't glide, it's like gliding on sandpaper.
So I decided to go snow shoeing. Up to the Kesänki fell. Not so high, in Finland we don't have really high places, but the circumstances are pretty harsh and heavy anyway:
- It's dark (in Lapland there's no sunshine anymore this time of year, not for 5 weeks where I was),
- Cold (-35 and reasonable wind chill factor makes it really chilly)
- Isolated (nobody else there, people are not crazy enough to go out there at this weather & time of year)
I survived and I am happy about that. Sauna, back to the coldness skinnydipping in the snow from the sauna, then sauna again. That´s life.
The days earlier I was participating in ski-orienteering, here is the winner, Tove Alexandersson, at the finish. She currently wins everything in orienteering, summer and winter.