Nugent arctic challenge

Nugent Arctic Challenge

Join us at the Nugent Arctic Challenge from the 2nd to the 9th of March 2025 for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Sweden’s breathtaking wilderness.

The Nugent Arctic Challenge offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquillity and wonder of the Arctic, engaging in a variety of thrilling activities.

What you can expect

  • Husky Driving: Take the reins and guide your team of huskies through the pristine snow-covered landscapes.
  • Ice Fishing: Discover the art of ice fishing as you try your hand at catching fish beneath the frozen surface.
  • Shelter and Snow Hole Building: Learn essential survival skills by constructing your shelters and snow holes in the challenging Arctic environment.
  • Two-Day Survival Phase: Cap off your adventure with a challenging two-night survival experience, testing your resilience in the Arctic wilderness.

Itinerary

Day 1: Departure

  • Fly from Manchester to Stockholm, then transfer to Ostersund.
  • Meet Swedish guides and travel to Raftlaven log cabin.

Day 2: Acclimatisation

  • Cross-country skiing and snowfire building.
  • Start constructing a snow hole under the stars.

Day 3: Snowmobile Adventure

  • Drive to meet snowmobiles, covering 40kms through stunning scenery.
  • Lunch at a remote cabin, return for dinner, and continue building the snow hole.

Day 4: Husky Driving

  • Morning husky driving on a frozen lake.
  • Lunch cooked over an open fire and optional ice fishing.
  • Prepare for the survival phase.

Day 5-6: Survival Phase

  • Lectures and demonstrations on survival skills.
  • Construct shelters, sleep in them, and spend the third night in a snow hole.
  • Learn trapping, fire lighting, water purification, and shelter construction.

Day 7: Relaxation

  • Hot tub and sauna relaxation by the lake.
  • Reflect on achievements and enjoy a celebratory meal in the cabin.

Day 8: Departure

  • Pack up and return to the airport for the journey back to the UK.

Costs and Funding Options

There are 2 options for covering the cost of the challenge:

Self Funded:

  • Pay £1995 and fundraise a minimum of £1000.
  • A registration fee of £100 is required to secure your spot.

Sponsorship:

  • Fundraise £3000, covering the cost of the trip and meeting the minimum fundraising target.
  • Secure your spot with a registration fee of £100.

Who can take part in the Arctic Challenge?

The Arctic Challenge is open to everyone and has no specific fitness requirements! The trek will be a challenging endeavour and may be more demanding for some with with activities lasting 5-7 hours per day.

To ensure you make the most of this experience, we highly recommend undertaking a thorough training and fitness program to prepare for the challenges ahead. This may include activities such as walking, using cross-trainers, and building upper body strength.

When you sign up, there will be opportunities to receive tailored training programs to prepare you for this unforgettable journey.

Join the Nugent Arctic Challenge

Ready to take on the adventure of a lifetime?

Head to Ultimate Challenges to register now and be part of this incredible adventure.

Contact Information

For further details about the Nugent Arctic Challenge, reach out to our dedicated fundraising team at fundraising@wearenugent.org. Don’t miss this chance to create lasting memories while supporting Nugent’s mission to make a positive impact in the community.

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