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Norrøna Podcast

English, Sports, 1 seasons, 22 episodes, 16 hours 35 minutes
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Welcome to the Norrøna podcast. A place where we inspire and facilitate great adventures through storytelling. Visit our website norrona.com (https://www.norrona.com/) for more inspiration. Welcome to nature. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.
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Tomas Carlström - You can steal but you must steal with style (2:2)

Picking up where we left off, one of the original pioneers of backcountry skiing shares some of his greatest accomplishments while working as a product developer for Norrøna including the now iconic Ravneskar tent (made with a stolen design!). Tomas also shares his part in developing the first trollveggen Gore-Tex jacket in Europe. Tomas ends this episode by comparing the outdoor industry now to how it was in the 1970s and reveals why his design philosophy works so well with Norrøna. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/202327 minutes 39 seconds
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An eternity perspective with the leader (2:2)

As the fourth-generation owner and leader heads into the company's 95th year and his 20th year, he reflects on the challenge of developing as a leader and how he makes decisions with an eternity perspective. In this episode, Jørgen discusses how hands-on he is with product development, the ultimate vision of the Norrøna House, and why a family-owned company is beneficial to the consumer. Bonus! Jørgen saves some time to answer customer questions at the end. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/202348 minutes 57 seconds
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Jørgen Jørgensen - A conversation with the CEO

Jørgen Jørgensen– Father, Innovator, and Entrepreneur. The fourth-generation owner and CEO of Norrøna grew up with dinner table discussions centered around triumph and tragedy in exploration. It’s one of the many reasons he’s passionate about nature and building high quality products. In this episode, Jørgen dives into the brand's history from the company’s first day on April 29th, 1929. Tune in to hear more about the making of the first Gore-Tex jacket in Europe, the founding of extreme user development, and how the lofoten collection was ahead of its time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/202356 minutes 38 seconds
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Tomas Carlström -An icon in the Scandinavian Outdoor Industry

Tomas Carlström is an engineer, designer, skier and photographer. He’s also an ice-climbing legend and an excellent storyteller. Tune in as he shares the details of how he ended up in a small village in Norway and how he helped change the sport of climbing’s reputation from being “exclusive” and far too dangerous, to an activity nearly anyone could enjoy.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/202327 minutes 25 seconds
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Charles Post - Responsibility Ambassador: personal roadmap

Meet award-winning filmmaker, ecologist and surfer, Charles Post. Charles and his wife Rachel have recently become residents of Lofoten and are supporting themselves on what Charles coins “DIY” careers. Tune in to hear Charles reflect on what made him become an ecologist, how Lofoten is the perfect combination of him and Rachel's worlds, and his personal thoughts on Norrøna’s 2029 roadmap. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/202353 minutes 5 seconds
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Bjørn Sætnan - A home and bed in nature: Sleeping bags

Our in-house product designer, Bjørn Sætnan, is back in our podcast studio to talk about his bag obsession – sleeping bags that is. Norrøna has been a part of sleeping bag development since the early 70’s and after a long hiatus in production, we’re about to make a comeback. Tune in to this to learn how Bjørn’s designs have brought some innovation into sleeping outdoors, his pro camping advice, and why sleeping in a tent is a form of meditation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/202349 minutes 41 seconds
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Bjørn Sætnan - A home and bed in nature: Tents

Meet Bjørn Sætnan, outdoor enthusiast and hardware product designer working at Norrøna HQ. When he isn’t climbing the side of a mountain, Bjørn can be found designing sleeping bags and tents that make the wilderness of nature feel like a second home. Tune in to the first of a two part episode to hear how Bjørn uses real world experiences in his designs, how he put his own functional twists to revamp a classic, and his thoughts on why the right designs could be the key to world peace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/202337 minutes 6 seconds
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Hilary McCloy og Andrew Drummond - Wearing senja in Senja

Meet outdoor extraordinaires Hilary McCloy and Andrew Drummond. If nature had a power couple to represent all it has to offer, it would be this pair. Tune in to hear Andrew and Hilary discuss their experiences filming in Senja while testing out our newest trail running collection, senja. They will also dive into the details around the life they built in the White Mountains –the epicenter for backcountry skiing in the US. And why working as a Norrøna Ambassador is like “a hybrid of work and vacation.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/202355 minutes 55 seconds
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Hedvig Hjertaker - Satellite phones and loved ones (2:2)

Picking up right where we left off from her first episode, Hedvig dives into the details of her adventure to the South Pole. Tune in to hear the advice fellow polar explorer, Børge Ousland gave her before she left, what she told herself on the hardest of days, and the luxury of 200 grams of chocolate per day. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/202336 minutes 33 seconds
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Hedvig Hjertaker - Satellite phones and loved ones (1:2)

Meet Hedvig Hjertaker. Fresh from Antarctica and back in Norway carrying the new title of becoming the youngest woman ever to ski solo to the South Pole. Tune in to hear more details about the extreme preparation that went down before her big trip. Plus, how the “kissing disease” and a tragic loss were perhaps the biggest triggers towards her decision in becoming the ultimate explorer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/01/202328 minutes 19 seconds
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Johanna Stålnacke - How to become a mountain guide

Meet skier, outdoor enthusiast, international mountain guide and Norrøna Ambassador, Johanna Stålnacke. Johanna believes her upbringing in the north of Sweden is what allowed her to really understand snow and give her a fondness for all outdoor winter activities. This Swede certainly has her share of cold weather tales and in this episode, she sets her ice pick down to share with us exactly what it takes to become a mountain guide. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/202256 minutes 27 seconds
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Minna Riihimaki - Guide to Chamonix

Minna has been living in Chamonix for years and knows the ins and outs of this incredible region. On her days off from working as a dental surgeon, she can be found paragliding, skiing, or biking down a mountain, or climbing up one. In this episode, she’ll share what makes Chamonix so intimidating, tips on how to enjoy multiple outdoor activities and which months to visit when you want to avoid the crowds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/202242 minutes 59 seconds
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Robert Caspersen - Climbing in the Antarctica

Robert is regarded as Norway's most versatile climber, with extensive experience in both sport climbing, traditional mountain climbing and expedition climbing. In this episode, we will talk to Robert about his multiple climbing expeditions to the spectacular summits and rock walls in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/202251 minutes 28 seconds
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Børge Ousland - Crossing the North Pole in the dark

In this episode, Børge talks about one of his latest great adventure – where he and Mike Horn crossed the North Pole during winter darkness. How does he prepare for such an adventure? What kind of equipment does he use? And how do you survive in such challenging conditions? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/202247 minutes 57 seconds
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Minna Riihimaki - 13 surgeries

Meet Norrøna ambassador and steep skier, Minna Riihimaki. On her days off from working as a dental surgeon, Minna can be found flying down a mountain either on skis or a bike. In 2016, she had a serious accident. Tune in to hear Minna’s account of what happened that terrifying day and how she has managed to become even more active then before her injury.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/202245 minutes 10 seconds
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Børge Ousland - Designing the Norrøna Arktis Collection

Polar explorer and Norrøna Ambassador Børge Ousand believes the Arktis collection is not just about a brand or protection. He believes it’s a battle uniform.Listen in to find out how the veteran explorer’s collection came to life through its extreme user driven philosophy. Deep dive into the details behind the designs, and find out why Ousland believes learning the hard way is the best way to learn.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/202229 minutes 30 seconds
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Matthias Scherer - Becoming an Ice Climber

Matthias is a cold weather loving man who has made many first ascents. He is an adventurer who has successfully climbed over 1000 frozen waterfalls across the world, and has found himself a wife who loves to do the same. Listen to learn more about his inner city childhood roots, his demanding off season training routine, and his zero trace in nature climbing style. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/20221 hour 6 minutes 28 seconds
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Børge Ousland - Trips with Children

In this episode we will hear one of the world's most meritorious and experienced polar adventurers talk about how he does everyday trips with his children and family. Was Børge taken out into nature in his own childhood? What kind of nature experiences does he like to give to his own children? How does he motivate them? And how does he plan for such trips? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/202217 minutes 51 seconds
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Robert Caspersen - Climbing the Trango Pulpit

Tune in to hear the full story behind the renowned climber’s first ascent of Trango Pulpit in the Himalayas. In this episode, we will hear the full story behind the first ascent of Trango Pulpit in the Himalayas. Together with the Norwegian climbers Per Ludvig Skjerven, Gunnar Karlsen and Einar Wold, Robert describes how he spent over 30 days on a massive rock wall before reaching the summit back in 1999. Over 20 years later, this story is still considered one of the greatest achievements in Norwegian climbing history. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/202248 minutes 46 seconds
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Joline Johansson - How to Master Mountain Biking

In this episode, Joline is talking about her mountain biking career, her passion for beautiful bike paths, her recommendations for high quality bike clothing and - not least - how you and I can start mountain biking and quickly get better at it. We promise that Joline's tricks and tips will make your mountain biking even more fun! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/202247 minutes 1 second
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Chris Davenport - Portrait of a Skier

Tune in to hear more on Chris’s 14’er project, why his hometown is kicking people out, and what has caused his undiagnosed PTSD. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/20221 hour 11 seconds
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Nikolai Schirmer - Skier and Filmmaker

Tune in to hear Schirmer’s views on success, why free skiing is more of a culture than a sport, and his best tips for enjoying nature. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/06/20221 hour 10 seconds