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Expedition Arcada – Finland’s largest expedition!

Combine motivation, will-power and conviction and great things can be achieved! To prove this Arcada University of Applied Sciences and 45 students join forces with adventurer Patrick “Pata” Degerman and a wheelchair athlete Aron Anderson during spring 2015. Our goal is to scale a 300 meter tall, perfectly vertical mountain wall in La Grave, France, after months of preparations in Helsinki, Finland. Not only is the expedition learning by doing at its best (what Arcada is all about). The adventure also gives all parties involved a chance to stand out, test and develop new products, methods and concepts. To help us we have a great team of experts, mentors and sponsors. So come on! It’s time for a new adventure!

The climbing expedition takes place 7-15 May 2015 in La Grave.

Thank you sponsors!

May 19, 2015

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Along the way we have had the help of co-operation partners and sponsors who believed in us and supported us when we set out to prove that nothing is impossible.

Read more on our blog at inside.arcada.fi...

"Yes, we did it!"

May 11, 2015

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And it is done!!! It turns out that not even the sky was the limit for Aron Anderson, Patrick "Pata" Degerman, safety expert Rauno Arasola and our 45 students from Arcada - University of Applied Sciences. At 13.34 Expedition Arcada reached the top! "Yes, we did it!", were Aron's first words. Oh yes we did!

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A typical day

May 11, 2015

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Every day here at the camp is different for everyone, but this is what a typical day at the camp looks like for me. I wake up at 7 or 8 am depending on what time was decided yesterday.

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Aron's Thoughts About The Climb

May 11, 2015

Yesterday Aron and Pata made it to the top of the wall, and here you can hear Arons thoughts about the adventure.

See more on our YouTube-channel!

Two Web Designers And A Writer

The web team are responsible for our website and all of our graphic material. And certainly not all expeditions have their own book writer with them.

To see more visit our youtube channel

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Facebook is our main news channel.
Follow us here to get daily updates on our progress!

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Be amazed by the stunning shots of the expedition on Instagram!

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On Twitter you find daily wisdoms and trivia about the expedition!

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Several short videos are in the making and you find them all on YouTube!

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Our blog at inside.arcada.fi brings you closer to both the expedition and the participants!

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Would you rather listen? You find our podcasts from the expedition at SoundCloud (in Finnish)!

Curious about Expedition Arcada?
Contact us:

Project Manager

Nina Rikberg
+358 40 656 3136
Expedition Arcada


Mervi Hernberg
+358 40 778 7233

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