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I am 46 years, born and raised on the coast of Telemark county in the south but with Finnish and Sami blood in my veins, which pulls me to the Arctic areas up north - and I guess I feel at best up there.
As I use to say to new acquaintances: "Then right after I was born, I was dropped down into the bilberry heather and since thenI've stayed there..."
I have always been fond of the nature and, unlike others, I don't need an activity like angling or hunting, to be out there. If I just can be out in the open, enjoy some good food and be alone with the silence, then it's good enough for me.
Went through an education I to become a cabinet maker in the 80's, and I've been a member of the Boy Scouts half my life, and it was on that track I took off, so to speak: "working for and together with people, close to the nature.."
I worked on my last piece of wood in 1994 and made a decision
to dedicate myself to nature, full time.
I was accepted at this 2-year Mountain Guide education in
northern Sweden in 1996 - and by that, the road signs pointed
in the right direction regarding my career.
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"I know Gunnar well, first of all personally as my brother and friend,
but we have also worked together on a few projects in relation to
his firm and he is easy to communicate with, reliable and punctual.
Since he is a wildlife guide, I think it would be worth knowing what
kind of a person he is and I think that what is his foremost feature,
is his enthusiasm and energy. He is also dedicated and believes
in what he is doing. He has always had a profound love for nature
and the outdoors. That is combined with his love for good cooking.
His enthusiasm does not get in the way of his sense of responsibility,
though, and as he is also a social and outgoing person, I cannot
think of anyone who is better suited to guide others than him.
Although born in the south of Norway, both his parents and we,
his older brothers, are from Finnmark county in the north.
Thus, his heart always belonged to the north and he has spent all
his childhood summers up there and now he lives in Tromsø,
which means that he knows the arctic nature as well as would he
have been born there!"
- by Wilfred Hildonen, my brother.
|Summer '97||Cycling guide, The Fjords. Stavanger - Bergen - Ålesund|
|Winter '97 / '99 / '00 / '01 / '03 / '06||Ski guide, Venabu / Rondane National Park|
|Summer '03||Hiking guide, Venabu / Rondane National Park|
|Summer '98 / '99 / '01 / '05||Glacier guide, Briksdal, Nordfjord|
|Winter '00 / '01||Ski instructor, Beitostølen|
|Easter '03||Ski guide for Waymark, UK at Sjusjøen, Lillehammer|
|Winter '03 / '04||Ski guide for Exodus, UK at Rondablik / Rondane National Park|
|12 days Christmas Ski tour '04 / '05 / '06 / '07||Rondane / Espedalen|
|Winter '06||Ski guide for XCUK at Høvringen / Rondane National Park|
|From summer '06||"Arctic Fantasy" - Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|From Autumn '06||"Camp Aurora" - Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|Spring '07||Ski guide for Waymark, UK at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|2007 - 2009||Host for Conference & Activities at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|Spring '08||Ski guide for Exodus, UK at Lauklines, Kvaløya|
|From winter '09||Base camp Tromsø|
|From 2006: September - April||Northern Lights season|
|From 2009: June - September||Midnight Sun, Beach Relax & Coastal Culture|
From April 2012: Base camp Bjørnskar, Ringvassøya