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LASSE LAPPALAINEN'S PULKA


We met Lasse Lappalainen in Kebnekaise Fjällstation. He had built his pulka according to a description in a Finnish magazine. He gave me the friendly permission to take photos of it.

His pulka was comparably big. He had cut two children's sledges into parts and assembled the two bigger parts to one sledge with rivets.

Lasse had a fixture for the ropes attached to the waist belt of his backpack.

The ropes went through two tubes that had been ski poles originally. The extension of the ropes were elastic pieces of rope that were fixed to the pulka (arrows in the lower left picture). This short elastic rope served as kind of a shock absorber, and the ski poles functioned as telescope sticks (arrow in the right picture). One could use the grips for pulling the pulka in difficult terrain.


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