Team Fram are Lauren and Thorsten, adventurers and polar explorers in training.
With plans to cross Greenland in 2020, and ski to both poles, our first goal is to ski the length of Hardangervidda, unsupported and unassisted, between January 28th and February 8th 2019. We will be crossing the plateau from the south to the north, and arriving just in time for the Expedition Finse conference.
Before we set out, neither of us had a background in adventuring, and neither of us had ever even been skiing in our lives. On this website we’re capturing our journey from wannabes to seasoned Polar explorers. If you are thinking about getting into adventuring yourself, but feel like you can’t do it, or don’t know where to start, we hope our experiences can help you to find tools and inspiration.
2018 has seen us starting our fitness training, learning skiing near Oslo, and training for an Arctic expedition with Wild Norway on a frozen river in Sweden. In August, we headed to Hardangervidda for a summer hike where we tested our kit and practised our morning and evening routines and teamwork. In December we were back in Norway for more skiing and winter camping practice.