The post-race sauna and making new friends with some reindeer might have helped but really we came to realise our connection is rooted in our shared passion for sport and the outdoors.
"Meeting outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world and learning their stories and sharing our passion for different sports was truly inspiring." -Philipp Reiter, trail runner and photographer, Germany (Image by Oskar Henriksson)
"The Suunto Summit was a great experience that felt like i was a part of a family with a shared passion for the outdoors." -Arnau Martorell Sala, Spain
"The summit brought a whole new, and overwhelming sense of joy to meet so many open and strong athletic women who are excited to get out there. It was comforting to not feel alone or intimidated." Mia Morandi, USA.
"Listening to all the experiences of my fellow Suunto Summiteers has left me inspired and completely in awe…and mingling with the team behind Suunto was absolutely invaluable. It has been such a privilege to be here." -Ramon Fadli, Malaysia.
"Bravo! I’ve loved Suunto 20 years, I love you even more…" -Barbara Edelston Peterson, USA
"It really has been a unique experience and a wonderful opportunity to meet the people at the heart of Suunto and to leave Helsinki feeling part of the family. Thank you all, you guys rock!" -Tim Major, UK
We are grateful to have shared the experience with such an incredible group, and agree with one of our participants, Pelle Nyberg, from Sweden, that the "Suunto Summit captures the essence of the community."
All images by Philipp Reiter