The Arctic 12
Darren Hamlin & Martin Olson
In April 2021 a team composed of two couples, a pair of professional big mountain skiers, and two IFMGA guides set out on a 415km traverse above the Arctic Circle. The goal was to summit and ski all of the 2000 meter peaks in Sweden. This is an area where the tallest peaks are changing due to melting glaciers and new 2000 meters peaks are being discovered as recently as 2016. The journey will take them through what is often considered Europe’s last wilderness. The team will face the unpredictable weather of the Arctic, abnormally unstable avalanche conditions, and perhaps the biggest challenge, each other. If successful they could be the first crew to do so in one go during winter conditions.