Expeditions are never the same. Some are long, some a bit shorter. Yet they all revolve around the unknown, around the excitement and uncertainty. There is no doubt that adventurers and polar heroes have spent a lot of time on careful planning and preparation for their impressive adventures. They are dependent on good equipment, and we make every effort to deliver shoes that contribute to an even better experience.

Throughout time many of them have chosen Alfa ski boots for their expeditions. 

1990: Erling Kagge and Børge Ousland - First to reach the North Pole unassisted. 
1990: Hallgrim Ødegård, Simen Mørdre and Sjur Mørdre - First to cross the South Pole. 
1992: Simen and Sjur Mørdre - Reach North Pole, and becomes the first to reach both poles.
1993: Erling Kagge - First solo trip to the South Pole.
1994: Børge Ousland - The first to reach the North Pole without replenishments. 
1994: Liv Arnesen - First woman to reach the South Pole solo. 
2000: Rune Gjeldnes - The first to cross both Poles unassisted. 
2000-2001: Rolf Bae and Eirik Sønneland - Overwinter and cross the South Pole without external assistance. Traversed 3800 km.
2006: Rune Gjeldnes - World longest ski trip, 4804 km over the South Pole. 
2006: Cecilie Skog and Rolf Bae - North Pole. Cecilie becomes the first woman ever to reach all "3 poles", including Mount Everest. 
2011: Christian Eide - New South Pole-record. Beat the old record with 15 days, using Alfas touring boots TX30 with GORE-TEX®
2011: Stein P. Aasheim, Vegard Ulvang, Jan-Gunnar Winther and Harald Dag Jølle - First group to take Amundsens route to the South Pole. Arrived the South Pole the same day as Amundsen, 100 years after. 
2011-2012: Aleksander Gamme - Antarctica. 87 days, 2275 km solo. 
2014: Aleksander Gamme - "Project Queen Mauds Land"
2015: Snåsagutan - New world record crossing Greenland, using Alfas touring boots Horizon Dynamic.
2018: Astrid Furholt is the first woman skiing Amundsens route to the South Pole, together with Jan Sverre Sivertsen.

Why Alfa?

"Alfa is the undisputed champion in providing warmth, comfort, safety and solidity for the feet on the coldest and longest trips. 87 days and 2280 kilometers in Antarctica without a single piece of tape, patch or blister says it all."

- Aleksander Gamme

An old ad for Alfa Ski boots. Translation: "Are you going to defy the forces of nature, you need equipment that does not let you down"
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