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An important part of the “International Wilderness Guide“ (IWG) course was to learn 350 species. Theory is my weakness, I’m more at ease in practice, so in a way to learn...

To gain experience as a guide, during IWG training, you must do two practical trainings totaling 240h (2x 120h) with one or two companies, one in December, one in February. You...

[Quick post] In early March during almost every night at Erä-Susi (See post here), with the help of 2 other trainees, we built a Quinzhee. That was kind of a fun project...

[Quick post] In February during a day off at my practical training in Erä-Susi (See post here). I guided other trainee on the Ruka hill, with snowshoes. We started from below...

To gain experience as a guide, during IWG training, you must do two practical trainings totaling 240h (2x 120h) with one or two companies, one in December, one in February. You...

[FINLAND] Riisitunturi is a small National park just a the limit of lapland in Finland and cover over 77km2. The highest hill is about 465m. ‘Riisitunturi’ means ‘Rice mountain’ in Finnish. The...

A year on the ‘International Wilderness Guide’ (IWG) program, means that we have to learn knots. Those knots have 2 purposes: – Attach ropes together – Attach a rope to something...

What is a “Puukko“ ? A Puukko is a small traditional Finnish knife with a single curved cutting edge and, usually, a flat back. The term “Puukko“ originally means “knife with wooden handle”....

“The more you know the less you carry” Mors Kochanski During this year in Kuru, a contributor to the IWG program (Turkka Aaltonen) teach us a lot about traditional wilderness skills....

I just get back from Russia (North of Karelia) with the IWG program. When I was there, I made 67mn of videos… enough for a short movie! I’m working on it,...