Movie – First time Rio Merevari

Long time ago, in 1998 we wanted to attempt to paddle down Rio Merevari in Southern part of Venezuela. The first plan was to try to do Rio Orinoco from it´s source, but due to complications with authorities plus lot of other challenges we were made aware that the mountain river close to the Brazilian…

Film – The Longest March

(11.08.2008) Finally the program from the Antarctica crossing will be on the screen, but yet, only on Norwegian television. TV2 Monday the 11th at 8 p.m. It has taken almost the same time to make the film as the planning of the expedition. However, it is a nice piece, and really nice to have made…

The Polar kitchen

During several expeditions I have used a special cocking system, which I just call “Willy” It is named after the designer and developer of it, Willy Gautvik. Up through the years I have been lucky to experience different prototypes with good results, Mr. Gautvik has optimised it to be a very light and effective cocking…

Book Launch “Beyond the Poles”

Finally the new book about Rune´s Antarctica crossing is now launched. The book is coming both in Norwegian and English, and the English titel is “BEYON THE POLES”. Some weeks delayed because of problem with the book-printers,but now it is available for sale at bookstores in Norway and on Rune´s webshop. Rune started the writing in…

New Polar sled for the long haul!

Have been working, together with Acapulka, with a new type of sledge for two years. Last winter we had the final product ready after some prototypes. It’s built on the well-tested and successful Arctic Ocean pulk frame. Why making a new sledge? Just because the Arctic Ocean sledge was made for the Arctic Ocean, rubble…

New expedition tent finished

Finally the new tent is ready. Have been working together with the designer at Bergans with an expedition tent during a longer period. It is a two man tent, but if necessary an extreme three man tent. Several prototypes have been made and have been tested in different areas. It is made as a one…

Antarctica Suite

After testing and failing, modifying and testing I have become very satisfied with the new Bergans Antarctica wind clothing. On the Arctic Ocean 2000 we become very happy with the microfiber which was used. Testing clothing and the new sledge. It was surprisingly endurable fabric. Bergans has not been abel to find the same, however the…

The Arctic Ocean sledge

The new design made the pulk to a “Polar Tank” When David Hempleman-Adams and I failed on our North Geographical Pole expedition in 1997, I realized that a new type of sledge had to be designed and developed for the future Arctic Ocean unsupported crossing. Why? The sledge was the reason of our failure. Or…

ARCTIC OCEAN 2000

The World’s First and only Unsupported Crossing of the Arctic Ocean The expedition team was Norwegians Rune Gjeldnes & Torry Larsen Arctic Ocean 2000 is an exceptional account of an exceptional expedition. The world’s first successful unsupported crossing of the Arctic Ocean. It’s been called the world’s worst skiing trip, the last challenge of thegreat classic…