You don’t have to go back in time before you walk, here in the north you don’t have time. Not because you didn’t use nature – quite the opposite. It was used all the time and everywhere. You just didn’t go hiking for part of the trip.
The trip for part of the trip was someone who stood out in urban areas. Here in the North, nature has devoted itself to fishing for food, gathering berries for food, and hunting – yes, specifically – for food. He told a Norwegian celebrity in an interview about how his North Norwegian grandfather was surprised when he interacted with his grandson; Yes, of course it was on the mountain opposite the house where he lived. But not on a trip…
The news came this week that Ut i Nord has once again set a new sharing record. 2,425 people participated, 395 more than in 2020. Of these, 1,926 are from the region. This means that nearly 20 per cent of the residents of the four participating municipalities have taken part in Ut i Nord this year. If you add to this the fact that each of these trips made an average of 20 trips, then you will be left with an event that can be considered successful.
Anyway – there are still many who have physically demanding occupations. Health workers walk miles every day, fishery workers lift and haul and tug, and belly workers stand, lift and serve day in and day out. However, it is also listed on Ut i Nord. Not because they need the physical part, but because nature also provides mental recreation.
A walk, whether you go to Elvestien along Kåfjordelva, over rocks and crows to Dalstuene in Kvænangen or on steep hours to Kågtind, provides much more than just physical health – it also has an impact on mental health. Its measurement is difficult, but indisputable.
Every step is right and the fact that Nord-Troms Friluftsråd adapts so well to people facing different challenges gives the participating municipalities even more reason to keep spending money on the concept. Then it can be improved further and you can spend the money on wildlife care where the pressure is greatest, the Outdoor Council said it plans.
Thanks for the tour!
“Music amateur practitioner. Lifetime Entrepreneur. explorer. Travel fun. An unapologetic television scientist.”