Karu Rough Raider
- In the Spirit of Finnish Longe Range Patrols
Course size: 6-16
Prize: 1200 €/person
Karu Rough Raider is a ski expedition of approximately 60 kilometres in the spirit of Finnish long-range patrols. You will learn about long-range patrolling during the Winter War. Long-range patrols were carried out by Finnish soldiers who performed demanding special missions during the Winter War. On this course, you will learn about long-range patrol missions and the equipment required. The expedition is performed as a simulated mission, during which we will carry out different missions in imaginary long-range patrol scenarios. During the expedition, you will ski on the snow and stay outdoors under the stars around a campfire. The course starts with a training flight.
Who is the expedition for?
The ski expedition offering experiences in military history is intended for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts who possess basic bushcraft skills. The ski expedition is challenging. You do not need any previous experience in skiing.
During the expedition, you will learn:
The general bushcraft skills required in long-range patrolling
Replacement and supply activities
Equipment used in long-range patrolling
What to do when chased
Your mental and physical limits
The trek includes:
Training and lectures
Sauna, feedback event and Karu à la carte dinner after the trek
First and last nights in indoor accommodation
Transportation from the city of Joensuu
Participants must have valid insurance, bring their own meals, and have camping gear, a shelter and clothing suitable for the season. Participants must be in a normal state of health. The ski expedition is challenging.
More detailed instructions will be sent to participants before the course begins.