Project Horizon // Glacier to Glacier
We are happy to call Pana Mogren a member of our Project Horizon team and share his inspiring stories with you. In October he took on his most recent challenge: an 8-day solo bikepacking trip in Jotunheimen National Park (Norway). The freezing temperatures and changing weather conditions demanded the most of him, but he was rewarded with stunning encounters with nature and the feeling of being alive.
The Swede is a versatile person. He is interested and engaged in a lot of fields and all passionate about finding creative answers to the most different questions. Also, he loves challenging outdoor adventures and that’s where he combines his talent and his profession as a creative director and producer with his love for nature and the beauty of its raw forces. In producing impressive content about his trips, he aims for inspiring people to go out and take the first step to an active lifestyle.
In the past few years, he planned and conducted a bunch of adventures just like a tour through the South African outbacks or a bikepacking trip along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Island – always inspired by a landscape’s characteristics, natural phenomenons and by the challenges they offer him. Also, he was the first person to mountain bike and kayak the original postal route between Bergen and Trondheim.
Driven by the desire to feel alive
His most recent adventure didn’t take him far away from home. Since he had to cancel a trip to Kyrgyzstan due to the pandemic situation, he searched for another opportunity in the Nordic countries to free his mind and take on a challenge that would be physically and mentally demanding.
He decided to do an 8-day solo bikepacking trip in Jotunheimen National Park. The challenging part about it: He went at the end of October when the weather conditions in the area are uncertain and unstable, but most definitely dominated by freezing temperatures, especially on higher altitudes.
"This project is about feeling alive. To stand in front of nature’s raw forces in its purest form."
High altitudes are something Jotunheimen National Park offers plenty of: It has the highest mountains in northern Europe, with more than 200 peaks above 2.000 meters and a scenery defined by glaciers and snow. So the main challenge Pana faced was to keep dry and warm when crossing the diverse landscape. That demanded careful planning and taking the right gear. In the end, however, braving the elements required one thing above all: sheer willpower. In exchange, he was rewarded with breathtaking encounters with nature: with sharp ridged peaks, large valleys and mountain lakes, unique flora and fauna, the power of the elements. And it all helped him find peace of mind far away from the daily routine.
For more detailed information on Pana’s project visit https://jotunheimenbelowzero.eu/.