In December 2015 it was 120 years since Astrup death. Pneumonia put a stopper to our planned Memory March to Hardbakken in December, but it was finally made a reality last weekend. A fantastic ski and sled journey up the steep hills to the Monolith and a great test of my reconstructed Astrup-equipment.
Will post more pictures and text soon.
The Monolith at Hardbakken, Dovre
The Norwegian radio interviews on the forgotten polar explorer Eivind Astrup can be found here.
A Norwegian article following the NRK radio interviews have been published yesterday at:
Yesterday I was interviewed by the NRK about Astrup and the E&K project.
27 of December is the 120 aniversay for Astrup’s death and a series of short talks will be broadcasted on the local NRK radio shows in Hedemark and Oppland in remembrance of the great explorer.
Thanks to Audun Kristiansen who wanted to make the story!
December2015 update: Finally got around and lashed the sled together with my wonderful and knowledgable grand uncle Hasse Lønne this fall. Read more about the process in the Making section
Have begun planning two overnight test runs with Gisle on the Femund in January and Februar 2016.
Progressing slowly on the copy of Astrups beautiful ash dogsled – hoping to finish it before easter this year!