Alexander Betak and Mads Tolstrup
We grew up on the same street north of Copenhagen, where we always spend a lot of time together in nature, the past years we started bringing our cameras on small and big trips which luckily turned in to our current professional carreer.
Why do you love the outdoors?
The outdoors has always been a big part of our lives and we've both been eager to discover the nature, both in Denmark and worldwide. Since moving to busy Copenhagen, it's always been a wonderfull break to get out into nature.
What do you want to achieve from your adventures?
We have a dualistic relationship to nature; we both want to use nature to find a place of tranquility but also a place to build our professional career. The past years we have had success combining these two things, e.g. doing a several days long trek to a remote area, where we shoot a job.
What is your current adventure?
We recently returned from a two week trip to Iceland and will soon go on a stand up paddleboard adventure. Right now the sun sets at 4pm, which makes most danes avoid outside activities all together. We want to try to change this perspective by showcasing that it's possible to enjoy a winter adventure in your "back yard". We're planning to sail down the longest river in Denmark which runs through one of the most spectacular national parks by the western coast Jutland. Since it's around freezing, only the right gear makes it possible and enjoyable.
What are the highs of your trip?
When there are a lot of unknown factors on your trip, it's a big high when everything comes together. E.g. Camping in Iceland without any wind and a clear sky and going to sleep while the northern lights dance above you. The highs also comes in smaller packages, e.g. when you leave Copenhagen on a two hour trip into the forest, a short hike to a spot and making yourselves a cup of coffee.