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Health & Safety

Fjällräven Classic USA takes place way out in the backcountry. There are no access roads, there is pretty much no cell phone reception and the weather can change quickly. Having said that, you’re not on your own.

Aside from having other trekkers around to help, all our checkpoints are staffed by health professionals. If you have any medical issues during the trek, contact the checkpoint staff. They should be able to help with most health issues.

If you become sick or injured on the trail, sit tight, stay warm and drink lots of water. A sweeping patrol will pass along the trail after all participants. However, if your injury or illness is serious please call 911.

For insurance purposes, please note that only cases of medical emergency are documented. Other examinations, certificates and insurance matters, ought to be handled by your regular medical insurance provider.

Fjällräven and its partners are not responsible for your whereabouts, so if you need assistance it’s up to you to contact a Fjällräven official or seek independent help. Generally there won’t be organized search and rescue for people who don’t reach the finish.