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Karu Artic Survival

Duration: Sunday - Sunday                                                                                                                             Course size: 6-16                                                                                                                                                   Prize: 1200 €/ person


On the Karu Arctic Survival course, you can improve your skills in challenging and cold survival situations. You will learn about the psychology of survival and the ground rules and risks, and you will practise making a survival shelter, survival signals and first aid.

Who is the course for?

For advanced outdoor enthusiasts who want to improve their skills in challenging winter survival conditions. A winter survival situation means an unexpected crisis in cold conditions in nature, where you need to be able to survive using just the equipment and tools available.


nutrition and hydration in hiking trips

You will learn following skills:

  • Psychology of survival

  • Ground rules of survival

  • Risks and how to prepare for them

  • Special characteristics of a winter environment and how to prepare for them

  • Hypothermia and frostbite

  • Survival shelters and how to make them

  • How to use temporary equipment

  • Different ways of making fire and giving signals

  • Nutrition and hydration

  • Emergency first aid

  • Small group dynamics in the case of a crisis

  • Pulling a rescue sled using skis and snowshoes, while wearing a backpack

  • Moving around at night

hiking with skis

The course includes:

  • All food enjoyed during the course

  • All equipment and material required during training

  • Personal guidance

  • First and last nights in indoor accommodation

  • Transportation from the city of Joensuu

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Please note:

Participants must have valid insurance as well as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and appropriate clothing for the season.  Participants will stay the night in a temporary shelter built during the course, weather permitting. It is also possible to stay the night in heated tents. Participants must be in a normal state of health.

More detailed instructions will be sent before the course begins.