Earlier in the year, a girl named Sophie Nolan contacted Ushiwear to tell us about her upcoming arctic expedition! Out of 4,000 applicants, Sophie was the only British person to be chosen for the Polar Night Magic expedition along with 5 other explorers.
When she told us a bit more about what it entailed we were blown away. She will be away for 100 days in total – travelling across Finland in minus 27 degrees temperatures!
We thought that, as the only Brit to be taking part, Sophie could really do with a little reminder of home on those cold winter nights so we decided to show our support as a brilliantly British brand by sending her a few goodies.
She now has an Ushiwear hoodie, one of our cosy snoods and a very special, one-of-a kind Ushiwear bobble hat. In what colour, you ask? Well, red, white and blue – of course! I think it’s safe to say Sophie is a full-fledged member of the Ushi tribe.
So on December 13th Sophie began her adventure by flying to Finland. The expedition contains 18 different stages:
Stage 1 – Blacksmith Apprenticeship
Stage 2 – Aurora Hunting by Skidoo and Snowshoe
Stage 3 – Celebrating a traditional Finnish Christmas & NYE
Stage 4 – Hiking through a Snow Labyrinth
Stage 5 – Wilderness Cabin
Stage 6 – Arctic Cowboy, Reindeer Herding
Stage 7 – Icebreaker Cruise
Stage 8 – Husky Guide Apprenticeship
Stage 9 – Capturing Arctic Nature
Stage 10 – Five Fells Conquest
Stage 11 – Climbing Frozen Waterfalls
Stage 12 – Back country Skiing
Stage 13 – White Fell Snow Kiting
Stage 14 – Arctic Rally on snow and Ice
Stage 15 – Tour De Fells – Fatbike racing
Stage 16 – Gliding over the frozen sea
Stage 17 – Ice Diving
Stage 18 – Expedition Celebration In Helsinki
Take a look at her incredible pictures below and follow her journey here – http://www.sophienolan.com/blog/2015/11/24/and-so-the-adventure-begins
If you’re embarking on an adventure or doing something extraordinary, please get in touch we’d love to hear about it!
Love Jilly x