Blue skies or pouring rain, on the mountain or in the water, Aline Bock and Lena Stoffel experienced their “Way North” to the far-off Lofoten Islands of Norway. An adventure in an RV stuffed full of their favourite toys; surfboards, skis, snowboards, splitboards and SUPs (stand up paddle boards).
“Lena and I, share this incredible passion for snow and waves. We have always dreamt of combining both into one trip. This was so different from our previous travels, we didn’t know what conditions awaited us so far north in the Arctic Circle” remembers athlete Aline Bock.
The two adventurers left with enough footage to make an incredible movie of their road trip and a wanderlust to return to Lofoten once again.
About Aline Bock:
As a former freestyle snowboarder, Aline quickly discovered her strengths in combining the playful elements of freestyle and freeriding. With her creative choices on the lines she rides along with her strong performance on all mountains, Aline became Vize World Champion the first year of joining in the Freeride World Tour and claimed the title of the Freeride World Tour Champion in 2010. Since then, the German snowboarder has been focusing on big mountain and backcountry film projects, travelling to the most beautiful freeride resorts on the planet. Nevertheless, there is nothing better for her than a good day out in the powder with friends going splitboard touring around the snowy mountains of the Alps. ’For me, splitboarding is a new way of moving in the mountains,’’ Aline Bock explains. ‘’It has given me a whole new horizon. Many lines that I have only seen from the slopes are getting accessible and I love the experience in nature, far away from the crowds. I am always happy to share my passion.“ www.alinebock.de
About Lena Stoffel:
With her roots in alpine racing Lena Stoffel went her way further to Freestyle/Freeride skiing. She still competed in several Freeride and Freestyle competitions during her studies in Innsbruck,. Her main achievements were a 5th place at the X-Games in Tignes in Slopestyle in 2010 and winning the Austrian Open in 2011. As an olympic hopeful, she spent her last few years fighting back after two major knee injuries to prepare for the Olympics in 2014. Unfortunately she did not have enough time in the end to get back to her skiing level she had before. Lena is now focusing on film- and fotoprojects. „Now I have time and leisure to focus on the way of skiing I really love and with projects like „ Way North“ dreams are coming true for me. I hope I can inspire a lot of people with our images.“
Travel time: April 1st – 17th, 2015
Locations: Tamok, Narvik, Svolvaer/Lofoten
Photocredit : Nick Pumphrey