Written by Nina Scott
Co-Founder, GROUNDTRUTH Global
The remote snowfields of Finse, in northern Norway, are renowned by adventurers worldwide for their Antarctic conditions. This has long been an important testing ground for polar explorers – Scott, Shackleton and Admundsen all trained in the area for their own historic expeditions, at the turn of the twentieth century.
In January 2019, GROUNDTRUTH joined polar explorer and environmentalist Rob Swan on a training expedition to Finse, ahead of his upcoming Last 300 Antarctic Expedition. Among his gear was a late prototype of the RIKR 24L backpack, which he set out to field-test on his journey into the freezing wilderness.
Before taking gear to a place like ANTARCTICA you really have to test it, any fault or mistake can be life threatening, so far my GROUNDTRUTH backpack has been great, very functional and easy to use... and it's taken a beating already!
ROB SWAN, FINSE 02.03.19