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A crazy 4 day trip I went on to Norway, to learn polar expedition and survival skills in Finse, which was a Star Wars movie location for the planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
I was invited there by Shackleton Whisky, named after the legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Finse is where he and many others trained for their adventures, and our two teachers were Tim Jarvis and Baz Gray, modern day explorers whom in 2013 recreated Shackleton's Endurance trip.
Over the course of 2 days we were taught how to use snow shoes, cross country ski, go dog sledding, and then dug a snow hole for us to sleep in at night.
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