Lauren and Thorsten met by pure chance in a mine in Italy and bonded over their shared love of Norway, snow, and adventure, and their common goal to one day ski on an Arctic expedition. Being at similar points on their journey towards adventuring, the decision to team up in order to support and motivate each other was easy.
They quickly discarded their existing individual plans for guided tours in the Arctic in favour of planning an unsupported and unassisted crossing of Norway’s Hardangervidda early in 2019. This expedition was the launch pad for future endeavours, such as the crossing of Greenland in 2020.
The name Team Fram is a nod to their heroes, the famous Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, and a reminder to always keep pushing forwards, literally and figuratively.