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Suunto Summit 2017 Recap

SuuntoRun — 8 May 2017

At the Suunto Summit this past weekend we hosted an inspiring group of 16 Suunto fans from around the world for a weekend of sharing experiences – and some muddy Finnish trails.

Passion for sport

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.

Philipp Reiter at Bodom trail

"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)

Arnau Martorell Sala at Suunto Summit

"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

Enjoying Suunto Summit

"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.

Ramon Fadli at Suunto Summit

"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.

Barbara Edelston Peterson at Suunto Summit

"Bravo! I’ve loved Suunto 20 years, I love you even more…" -Barbara Edelston Peterson, USA

Tim Major (on the right) at Suunto Summit

"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


Suunto Summiteers enjoying Bodom Trail with some of their hosts

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