Author: Emily-Jane Cave

Watch: Arctic explorer makes a brave call in the wilds of Scandinavia

Adventuring is about seeking experiences; growing, learning, and unlocking emotions. Sometimes, things don’t go to plan, and when that happens, asking for help can be the ultimate act of bravery.

In this short film, WFA Explorer Anna Blackwell shares a raw and personal account of her 2020 solo trek through breathtaking Arctic Scandinavia.

It takes a certain kind of strength to venture off into the unknown, and even more to admit when it’s time to turn back. Watch the full video of her trip below:

Read more about Anna’s adventures today in WFA

Read the story of what happened when adventurer Anna Blackwell embraced the unknown and followed her instincts to trek over 600 miles across the mountainous regions of Scandinavia. Despite the daily discomfort and challenges, she didn’t regret it for a second.

“I wanted to challenge myself,” she explains, “to test my grit and push my boundaries. I’d been craving the wildness and remoteness of this part of the world and the more I removed myself from signs of civilisation, the better I felt.”

“Looking out over the forests and mountains, there was no evidence of humans anywhere. No paths, no buildings, no phone signal. That, for me, was absolute bliss,” She smiles. “I didn’t see a single person for five days.”

You can share in the idyllic story of Anna’s two-month self-supported solo trek through Arctic and Northern Scandinavia in volume 1 of Wired For Adventure, which you can buy here today.