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About Emily Rae Carter

My name is Emily and I live and work in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin is known for it's long, harsh winters. When I first moved here, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I quickly got used to the cold climate since I enjoy being able to participate in so many winter activities. I love to ice skate, ski, hike, sled, and snow shoe and Madison is a great place to do all of those things. Being able to get outside all year long is really important to me.

Explanation

I love the winter and being outside. However, being able to participate in Fjällräven Polar would be especially meaningful for me because of my heritage. I have always wanted to go to Sweden to see the country and learn more about the Swedish culture since my great-grandfather, Henry, was born and raised there. With the right preparations and equipment camping in the cold would be a thrilling new challenge I would love to experience. This is the opportunity of a lifetime!