Jaakko Heikka - Professional wilderness guide and diehard outdoor enthusiast with a special interest for lightweight backpacking, arctic expeditions and outdoor photography.
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Ah, the five most common and disappointing words a foreigner in Finland will hear: “Unfortunately it’s only in Finnish.” 🙂
Unfortunately so. And unfortunately Google translation is no good from native speaker’s view. It is helpful in some cases but doesn’t translate stories or translate the feelings.
Maybe I’ll come up with another round of recommended read this week as a bonus, and it’ll be in english.
Updated the post with a link to follow Vaiska’s group in Sarek via a SPOT messenger. They have just started skiing this afternoon. And I also added a picture of our route last year, also recorded with SPOT.
We’re thinking of taking a SPoT2 on our Finnmark trip at the end of the month. I can’t really see people’s objections to them. They should never take the place of training and planning but they have saved lives and will continue to do so.
Joe: I agree. Knowledge, skills and proper gear should always be the foundation of any trip. SPOT is just a nice addition to the pack, just like a cell phone. For me SPOT would be (I don’t own one at the moment.) more a way to share my trip than a safety feature. If I’d want safety device, I’d get a PLB.