LAYERS ARE ALL THE RAGE
Typical attire for a Longyearbyen runner consists of woollen underwear, three wool shirts, a pair of wool pants, windproof jacket, windproof pants and thick socks. ‘There is no such thing as bad weather – only bad clothing,’ quips member Leif-erik Stormoen. He’ll add a face mask, hat, hood and mittens to prevent frostbite. ‘In winter, when it’s snowing and blowing, it’s like someone is whipping your face,’ he says.