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What you will learn will inspire your future and enable you to overcome any challenge. If you haven't already booked you have no idea what you're missing. The days are full of practical arctic living lessons, Finnish skiing, shelter building, fishing, snowmobile techniques, finishing with living in hot tents . Evenings develop the practical skills with theory lessons on a range of topics inc equipment and how to operate in Arctic conditions. The course is based from a basic but comfortable lodge with excellent food providing over the six thousand calories per day that you will need to meet the course demands. We spent a number of nights sleeping out in various configurations and temperatures as low as -37 c. We saw the Northern Lights most nights and the scenery is stunning. One of the benefits of this course is that you learn to understand the mental attitude, approach and how you can be comfortable in what can be a harsh environment. One lesson is that you come to understand the significance of the phrase 'the colder it gets the fewer mistakes you can make'. You end this course with the theory practical skills, confidence and understanding to tackle any challenge you might face in any environment or walk of life. It's a real team effort from all the Woodlore team that make it such a success. They make it run so smoothly and pack so much in. What you don't see is the effort and long nights they spend planning, preparing and adapting to changes. Last time I was in the Arctic with Ray was 2005 in Sweden and wouldn't hesitate to go back again.