Team orbital adventure racing

Where are you currently located?
Most of us in Umeå, up north by the baltic sea, but two outlaws in Stockholm and Christchurch respectively

Hometown
Umeå, Sweden

What is your main sport?
Adventure Racing

Other key activities and hobbies? What you are doing when you have some down time.
Anything that includes human-powered transport in the outdoors. And a good cup of coffee

Tell us about your background. A general overview for people on the site to get to know who you are and how you ended up where you are today.
One of the worlds most experienced and successful teams of Adventure Racing, that has been on the podium of the Adventure Racing World Championship 8 times since 2006. Adventure Racing is the perfect teamsport for endurance athletes that can't handle a football or stick and is carried out by co-ed teams of four. Teams compete in mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, climbing and orienteering and competitions last up to 7 days without interruption for anything but a few (very few) hours of sleep...

Craziest adventure or experience so far?
Standing in the middle of the Abu Dhabi desert, having all our gear strapped onto a camel that refuse to go where we had to go (to find our next checkpoint) is probably on the top10. Swimming with snakes and alligators in the Pantanal vetland, Brazil and following a black bear in the Rocky Mountains or running into small kangarous on Tasmania. We are collecting memories to look back at when our knees finally gives up.

Bucket list or dream trip?
Patagonia!

Why did you want to become a Haglöfs ambassador?
A great company that we have known for ages with a whole range that is just perfect for us, Less Is More. We have been testing haglöfs-clothing and gear since 2013.

Favorite Haglöfs gear?
L.I.M Mid fleece and the L.I.M Essense down jacket

A quote you live by! Could be made up by you or from someone else.
’Focus on what lies ahead, we can't change what has already happened.’

 

Team orbital