A Life-Changing Arctic Adventure…

The Arctic Marathon is the latest in a series of new trips designed by Walk the Walk, the charity best known for its bra-clad moonlit marathons through London and Edinburgh – the Moon Walks.

But this challenge is different. Following a back country ski trail through the stunning wilderness of the Abisko National Park in Swedish Lapland, the trip will be tough but rewarding as well as offering life-changing experiences and a chance to see the Arctic wilderness without other tourists.

Artic Marathon 2014

Highlights include:

  • The chance to complete a 42 kilometre course, in small groups of eight or fewer, accompanied by supportive park rangers.
  • Experiencing a chairlift ride into the mountains, two days of trekking, and three nights in snug mountain lodges looking out for the legendary Northern Lights.
  • Followed by two nights of luxury in the iconic Ice Hotel, plus a husky-sled ride to the airport.
  • …And on top of everything, knowing that this amazing experience has raised money to fight breast cancer!

Although the challenge will appeal mainly to ski-fans, different levels of skill are supported, so less experienced skiers can join in. Groups are well supported by park rangers and Walk the Walk staff. It really is a fundraising challenge with a difference.

The challenge takes place annually – the next one runs from 27th February to 4th March 2014 – and you can sign up now. Visit www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheArcticMarathon for more details.

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Robert Stewart

Ski Editor at Snow.Guide

Rob has extensive knowledge and experience of winter sports and has been qualified to instruct and teach Alpine Skiing for over 25 years. He is also an experienced off-piste and backcountry skier and has competed in freestyle and freeride events around the world. Now a full-time ski writer and Director of Ski Press, Rob is Snow.Guide’s Ski Editor and contributes to many other snowsports, national and lifestyle publications.


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