First time Extremer? Here's what you need to know!

Wool socks? Check. Waterproofs? Check. Boring conference suit? Leave it at home!
Published on
April 18, 2024

Gearing up for your first Startup Extreme adventure? Exciting times await in beautiful Hemsedal, and proper packing is key to enjoying every moment. Whether you're mingling outdoors or delving into extreme activities, here's a handy packing list tailored for first-time attendees like you:


  • Down jacket / Warm shell jacket: Prepare for windy and snowy conditions with a reliable outer layer.
  • Wool clothes: Opt for wool garments for prolonged outdoor activities, keeping you warm and comfortable.
  • Gloves and beanie: Essential for staying cozy during chilly moments.
  • Casual Wear: Keep it relaxed with T-shirts, cozy sweaters, jeans, and similar comfortable attire. Save your suit for a regular startup event!
  • Hiking pants and shoes: Waterproof and windproof pants are ideal for various activities. Pack sturdy outdoor shoes like hiking boots; sneakers are perfect for indoor gatherings. (Don’t you dare bring dress shoes!)

Other Essentials:

  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the Nordic sun, even on cloudy days.
  • Sunglasses: Shield your eyes while enjoying the stunning views.
  • Ski Equipment: Planning to hit the slopes? Bring your ski gear or conveniently rent on-site.
  • Check Your Activity Details: Tailor your packing list based on the specific activities you've pre-booked.

What Not to Bring:

  • Formal Wear: Leave your usual conference attire behind; this is a time for relaxed vibes and memorable experiences.

And, equally as important, here's some last minute logistics considerations:

  • Need transportation to Hemsedal? Book your spot on the SX bus here.
  • Explore nearby accommodation options here if you haven't secured your stay yet.
  • Pre-book extreme activities and dinners via the provided links for a seamless experience.

Feeling good? Ready to pack your bags and dive into an unforgettable Startup Extreme experience? Of course you are!

See you in Hemsedal, Extremers!

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