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Last weekend we have visited Sweden to participate in the Swedish Packrafting Round-Up 2017 and here are a few impressions from this event. In total we were packrafting 2 rivers and a third one after the official event.
As usual, we were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sunshine throughout the event. The nights were however still quite chilly.
Hendrik and the rest of the crew in our first camp.
One of the highlights of every outdoor trip is a camp fire.
Michael had the idea to buy a birthday cake for Jakob (urbanpackrafter).
Caj and Andrew with Surströmming.
Our tents in the first camp. We had clear sky but it was quite chilly.
Waterfall next to our first camp.
Jacob (Urbanpackrafter) preparing his breakfast.
Konstantin inflating his packraft while wearing his new Alpackaraft Dry Suite.
There was still snow which was slowly melting.
Sarah liked her neoprene gloves on her paddles to keep her hands warm.
Sarah preparing lunch on a sand beach next to the river.
Patrick’s packraft on the sand beach.
The Deliverance Team.
Sometimes you have to walk when the river is too shallow.
Caj and Katja with their packrafts.
Sarah enjoying the rapid.
Sarah showed us some warm up excercises on our packrafts
Katja and Konstantin with his new Alpackaraft Gnarwhal
Packrafting on ice.
River next to our first camp.
Swedish Surströmming … smelling like hell!
Andrew preparing mentally to eat Surströmming.
Gathering on our second camp
Andrew’s Hilleberg Unna Tent
Trying to do an eskimo roll with a packraft.
Francis capsized with his packraft and had to walk while the packraft was floating down the river.
With a dry suite you can sometimes look like a sumo wrestler.
Sometimes the river was quite shallow and we had to get out of our packrafts and walk in the river.
A way to carry a packraft.
Discussing possibilities to packraft the rapid.
Jeremie got stuck on this years "monster rapid".
Sometimes nature creates interesting shapes.
Walking is also an aspect of packrafting. Here we had to climb a little bit at the end of the rapid to get back to the street we we got picked up to travel back to our camp.
Konstantin also had a small present for each of us – a filted packraft.
Then it was time to travel back with the ferry from Stockholm to Turku.