40tude Heroes of Telemark Challenge 

27 March - 2 April 2022

This is a unique challenge with highly specialised ex-military winter survival experts.

Learn the skills to survive in the harsh Nordic winter environment and then put them to use on an exciting operational phase, retracing the route of the World War II Heroes of Telemark. 

Unique to Tribal Tracks, this is a challenge with a real difference.  Divided into two distinct phases, in the first phase, you will be challenged to not only learn, but also to become competent in a variety of arctic skills including Nordic skiing, snow shoeing and survival techniques.  In the second, operational phase, we use the route taken by special forces operatives in 1943 to sabotage the German plant making 'heavy water' for use in atomic bombs, using the skills learned in the first phase.

The Highlights…

Setesdal Valley - Intense winter skills training in Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, survival techniques, making basic improvised shelters and winter camp skills with ex military winter survival skills experts;

Rjukan in Telemark; (On the edge of Hardanger Vidda) – Preparing for and carry out the challenge of re-enacting Operation Gunnerside;

Take part in the timed sabotuers escape route challenge;

Final night dinner and presentation of diplomas.

Group size and dates

The maximum group size for this challenge is 10 people. The challenge departs on Sunday 27 March and returns on Saturday 2 April 2022.

Please also take 5 minutes to read why your participation is so vital to 40tude.


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