A Winter Solo Expedition in Finland

For some, three weeks alone in a snowy winter wonderland is the gateway to happiness.

That’s what Thomas Oschwald discovered a few months ago under trial by fire, or ice rather, when he embarked on a solo SUP mission in the frozen waters of Finland. His expedition went no place in specific; his goal was to see how long he could stand the cold and loneliness, and how subjecting himself to such conditions might affect him. Faced with the raw elements and relentless cold, Oschwald immersed himself for three weeks of paddling through the Finland’s wilderness and returned home with a sense we all strive to achieve.

Catch the next chapter of Oschwald’s  journey in Part 2 and find some tricks to ward off the cold while paddling this winter, here.

The article was originally published on Standup Paddling

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