Join us on February 25th - 11th March 2024 for the Real Heroes of Telemark epic escape route from Norway into Sweden. The Heroes took part in Operation Gunnerside, a world famous sabotage operation during WW2.
The aim of this Operation was to sabotage Nazi Germany's attempt at producing a substance called Deuterium Oxide, (commonly known as heavy water) for the German nuclear energy program. After their successful attack on the heavy water factory at Vemork the saboteurs made the arduous, long and demanding journey into Sweden.
Taking 15 days including training this epic expedition will test you both physically and mentally. Following in their footsteps we will journey through some of the most rugged yet beautiful terrain in Norway. Crossing Europe's highest plateau the Hardanger vidda staying in combination of log cabins, tents and improvised snow shelters will be used to survive this epic journey to Sweden.
Our expedition is specifically made to cater for all those interested in endurance and adventure based experiences. Winter survival skills will also be covered along with the war history of the time. Moving at a pace of 3kms and hour this Expedition ideally suited for individuals who want to test themselves in a challenging winter environment.
Are you tough enough to follow in their footsteps?
At around midnight on February 16, 1943 led by Joachim Ronneberg the leader of Operation Gunnerside team jumped from a plane under the cover of darkness.
The 6 saboteurs had to take shelter in Jansbu Hytte from a storm before continuing on with the journey. Meeting up with the rest of Operation Grouse team they came together to assault the heavy water factory at Vemork.
Includes full board, all transfers in country, expedition ski equipment, KEELA tactical clothing, guide fees and survival training. Does not include flights to Norway. £2995 can be paid in instalments.
- JOACHIM RØNNEBERG