Day 31 – 38
Today when I look outside the window, I realised that winter finally has left Skelleftehamn. The patch of snow that I stood upon ten days ago to view the Northern Lights has melted away and some trees start to show their first little leaf buds.
Well – it looked different when I was in Solberget in Swedish Lapland two months ago, where a first aid course of the “Outdoorschule Süd” took place. The week was filled with many actions – both course units indoors and outdoors and leisure, too. If you are one of the course participant you will realise, that I left out quite much. That’s because I tried to keep the text very short – it’s more keyword style – and focus more on the photos.
Arrival day: an incredible starry night with even a bit of faint Northern Lights
Course unit outdoors, training recovery position (“Stabile Seitenlage”) – course unit indoors, training cardiopulmonary resuscitation (“Herz-Lungen-Wiederbelebung”) – and a beautiful coloured evening sky.
How to move injured people: a lot of teamwork is needed – frost patterns again – Lars, the Sámi, tells us about the reindeer herding
How to evacuate injured people from an observation tower – reindeer sledge ride. (No people were harmed)
Ski tour to Polcirceln, where we’ll stay to nights. I slept in my tent since the two cabins are really small.
A misty morning – another “real life case”: hypothermia – a beautiful dusk. (No people were harmed)
Ski tour back to Solberget – another fantastic dinner, this time: salmon.
The last day – many serious studies as: How many people fit into the igloo (Answer: all!) or who wins the snowball fight
Thank you, Angela and Stefan from the “Outdoorschule Süd” for a great week!