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Bulandet - Storm Gathering 2014 25th, 26th, 27th of September

Join us out at Bulandet in the Værlandet archipelago for the much anticipated storm gathering. This is where paddlers from all around come to join and play in big waves, learn new skills, practice rescues, see old friends, meet new people and all around have fun in Norway’s westernmost inhabited islands.

This is our gift to Njord, the god of the sea, wind and storms! Organising a place to stay is your own responsibility. Check out www.bulandet-grendalag.org for possibilities to overnight. Askvoll Kayak Club is arranging the event, for more information check out the Askvoll Kayak Club website.

Hope to see you there!?!?!?

END OF THE SEASON - SEPT.15th, 2014

Greetings to all, 

Today, marks the end of the season for 2014. We have still a few more pre- booked trips that we are doing. So, if you are amongst those pre-booked no worries, those trips are still running, but we are no longer taking any new bookings for the season of 2014. 

We would kindly refer you to our friends at Sogndal Lodge & Guiding, Sigrid and Sander. They are located at;

Sogndal Lodge & Guiding
Almenningen 10
6856 Sogndal
Epost: post@sogndallodge.no
Telefonnummer: +47 57 62 99

We are now taking bookings for 2015 though and we look forward to assisting you with your future plans for the next season.

Winding down of the season….

Well 2014 came in with a bang! A lot of excitement! New offerings, new ideas and new folks. Prepared for a lot. This season the weather has been brilliant upwards in the high teens and early 20’s most the summer, which caused an influx in tourism, client visits and overall tours, trips, courses and rentals.

We are proud to have assisted all those who came to us with the desire to explore the fjords, try out kayaking, immerse themselves in the local culture and join us on either a tour or trip. We hope you all have enjoyed!! It is now the end of the season for 2014 and we are looking forward to seeing a lot of the faces from this summer next, and a whole lot of new ones in 2015. Enjoy the autumn and keep a look out for postings of future happenings, gatherings, contests, and upcoming sales.

Thank You to all of our 2014 staff, friends and partners from the local area and beyond, in particular the folks at Flåm Camping og Vandreheim who are part of our extended families here at NJORD.

Acknowledgements & Thanks to our Sponsors…

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and friends who have helped in a variety of ways with making it possible that we, NJORD, host the two courses we are offering this spring of 2014;  The WMI WFR course sponsored by Flåm Camping & Vandarheim and the Norwegian Centres of Expertise- Tourism. The LNT MEC sponsored by Nærøyfjorden Verdsarvspark, Nærøyfjorden Verdsarvsparkområde / Nasjonalpark og verneområdestyre(Statens naturoppsyn & Aurland Fjellstyre), Fjord Safari, Flåm Camping & Vandrarheim and the Norwegian Centres of Expertise -Tourism.

Wilderness First Responder coming April 6th-15th, 2014

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. It’s supported by internationally recognized wilderness medicine protocols and implemented by a full-time Curriculum Director.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. It is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists.

The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Adult CPR is included in this course. 

WHO IS THE WFR COURSE FOR?

The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting ( ie; guides, instructors, emergency personnel, park rangers, tour leaders, etc.) or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

WHO IS IT TAUGHT BY?

There are many organizations around the world teaching the WFR and many that are accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society. This course is being taught by the leader in Wilderness Medicine education, The Wilderness Medicine Institute! Their goal is to provide the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. 

NJORD will be hosting a LNT MEC in the Spring of 2014

LNT (Leave No Trace) Masters Course:

http://www.nols.edu/lnt/principles.shtml (5 day course)

Leave No Trace is a national education program dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible recreational practices through education, research and partnerships. The Leave No Trace program is a partnership of federal land management agencies, outdoor educators, conservation groups, manufacturers, outdoor retailers, user groups and individuals who share a commitment to preserving and protecting our public lands.

If you would like more information regarding any and or all of this all this, please feel free to ask by contacting us via email.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 23rd to April 28th 2014

Cost: 5500 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

NJORD will be hosting a WMI WFR course in the Spring of 2014!

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16

years old to attend this course.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 6th- April15th

Cost: 7250 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

Njord will be hosting two courses next spring (Spring of 2014), a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and a Leave No Trace (LNT) Masters course .

The dates for the WFR course are set for April 6th- April15th and the dates for the Leave No Trace Course will be April 23rd to April 28th. Before and after the Easter holiday.

WFR (Wilderness First Responder) Course:

http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wfr.shtml (11day intensive course)

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 6th- April15th

Cost: 7250 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

LNT (Leave No Trace) Masters Course: http://www.nols.edu/lnt/principles.shtml (5 day course)

Leave No Trace is a national education program dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible recreational practices through education, research and partnerships. The Leave No Trace program is a partnership of federal land management agencies, outdoor educators, conservation groups, manufacturers, outdoor retailers, user groups and individuals who share a commitment to preserving and protecting our public lands.

If you would like more information regarding any and or all of this all this, please feel free to ask by contacting us via email.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 23rd to April 28th 2014

Cost: 5500 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

 

SEPT. 15th 2013 is the END OF THE SEASON !!

Being that now, we have a decreased number of staff, tour requests and more unstable weather, We have minimized the number of tours to only 1 tour a day and have chosen to end our season this year on September 15th. Unless there has been a pre-booking made sometime last winter the trips that are running now are the 10:00 Old King’s Path (OKP) or the 12:00 Fjord Paddle. We have chosen not to do the 15:00 OKP for the rest of this season (note: if you have made a prior booking for a 15:00 OKP, it will still happen), because it is now getting darker earlier. Please excuse the type-o on the previous post of Sept. 5th being the last day, somehow a 1 fell off, it’s supposed to be Sept.15th. 

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