Name: Fredrick Strøm
Position: Senior Consultant
Experience with skiing: I don’t have a lot of experience in cross country skiing. Over the last 12 years I have only skied three times. Before that I went on some smaller trips with my family, but in these trips the focus was fishing, making campfire and eating.
The last time I went cross country skiing was 4 years ago, with colleagues from Visma, and I used my father’s ski. Me and my father have totally different weights, so the wax didn’t hit the snow. This made the uphill hard and it was not a pleasant trip.
Why did I apply: I have never enjoyed skiing, but I think the reason is lack of stamina and ski technique. Project Ylläs Levi was a great opportunity to gain this ski experience and fitness, and hopefully change my mindset of cross country skiing.
I also like to challenge myself, and 67 km sounds like an impossible distance
to ski. However, I think it is possible through this program and individual training. Another motivation for me is to take a winter course in the Norwegian Red Cross. This course consists of cross country skiing in the mountains. The course is already stated, but I got a new chance next year!
My expectations: I expect to develop strength, stamina and skiing technique, and be prepared to ski a distance of 67 km. I’m also looking forward to have a fun experience with new and motivated people. I think this will be one of my highlights in life.