Back in 2012 Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern-Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean.If you’ve seen the inspirational and beautiful adventure film North of the Sun you’ll really enjoy this interview. If you haven’t seen the film - watch it today. It’ll be the best €4.67 you’ve spent all month.
During their 9 month adventure they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought with them two items of utmost importance: Their surfboards - perhaps their biggest motivation for the arctic adventure. Because the remote bay holds a well kept secret; Some of the worlds finest surfing waves.
You can buy or watch the film on Vimeo on Demand at North of the Sun.
“ We weren’t sure that we were going to do this. It was an idea spinning in our heads for a year.”
Total Listening Time: 29 minutes
The 2016 Why Not? Adventure Film Festival is supported by the Portwest Clothing Company. Earlier this year Westport based Portwest were named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies. They also happen to manufacture and sell outdoor clothing. Irish, well managed and makers of outdoor apparel - score! They have stores in Westport, Galway, and Dublin. Pop in to say hi. Ask for Craig at the Galway store :)
About The Pursuit Zone podcasts.
What do you call the area outside of the comfort zone? It’s called The Pursuit Zone. The idea behind The Pursuit Zone is to interview people that dream big, get out of their comfort zones, and accomplish ambitious pursuits.
Selected Links from the Episode
03:00 - How did they find the location filmed in North of the Sun?
04:50 - How long did the planning take?
09:00 - Jørn talks about the cabin they built and how they built it. In fairness. It’s a really cool cabin. Very Hobbit like.
13:02 - Living together on a remote beach for 9 months during a Norwegian winter. How did they get along?
16:45 - The type of filming equipment they used.
21:20 - It’s cold. It’s dark. It’s remote. What motivated you not to give up on the project?
23:10 - What was it like ot be without the sun for so long in such a remote place?
24:50 - What would you do differently?
27:18 - Whats next?
Did you enjoy the podcast? We’ll be sharing more podcasts from The Pursuit Zone in coming months. Got someone you’d like interviewed? Let us know by getting in contact with Paul at The Pursuit Zone or in the comment below.