In the footstep of Jan Baalsrud

Walking through LyngdalenThe Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) in co-operation with Norwegian Armed Forces is just about to finish the filming of Jan Baalsrud´s amazing escape from the Nazi in Northern Norway during WW2. Ronny Bratli and Rune Gjeldnes do the entire the route and meet the people and challenges Jan Baalsrud encountered i 1943.

Ronny and Rune did the whole route in 2012 during 14 days, as identical as possible concerning route and equipment. But, they did not amputate their toes, nor taken by avalanche or staying at different spots for weeks.

This project has become a co-operation between the NRK and Norwegian Armed Forces plus Rune and Ronny. It will end up in 4 x 30 minutes programs. The main goal is to put light on all the callenges Jan Baalsrud and his helpers had during the two months escape. No one can copy what Baalsrud and the good helpers did.

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