Get to know the father and his three-year-old daughter, who spend their days climbing mountains and wandering through the Norwegian wilderness.
Alexander Read, 33, lost his job at the beginning of the year, but decided to turn his misfortune into a travel opportunity with his then two-year-old daughter Mina.
Since March, the duo has been spending a lot of time traversing snow, ice and rocks, traveling 310 miles through most of southern Norway.
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Alexander Read and his three-year-old daughter Mina, who spent their days climbing mountains and roaming the Norwegian wilderness
Alexander, a former soldier, lost his job earlier in the year and decided to take the opportunity to travel with his daughter
The two have spent a lot of time crossing snow, ice and rocks and wandering 310 miles through most of southern Norway
During her travels, Mina got to know the outdoors and developed various skills, including fishing
Mina has already conquered one of the largest mountains in Norway. Snøhetta, standing at an impressive height of 7500 feet
Alexander, a former soldier, has carried away 40 kg of regular mountain sports equipment such as food, fuel and a tent, and other, less conventional, but still important supplies for his pint-sized accomplice, including diapers, storybooks and a pink princess kit.
The couple spent almost five months in 2018 in the great outdoors, and by age three Mina had already conquered one of the largest mountains in Norway. Snøhetta, standing at an impressive height of 7500 feet.
Hoping to continue his adventures with Mina for a long time, Alexander also looks forward to the prospect of another child joining the team in January.
Alexander, who graduated from the University of Manchester, said, "I've been hiking in the mountains for the first few years I remember – my mother took me as a boy when I was a little boy.
"It created the basis for a strong interest and hobby before it became part of my family's way of life.
"Mina's first outdoor experience was when she was five weeks old and her mother and I chased her into the mountains.
Alexander says that Mina has learned to analyze her surroundings and the sometimes slippery surfaces she runs on so she does not fall
Mina in the sleigh Alexander drags along the snow. His fiancé Kristin meets the couple at checkpoints to deliver supplies
Alexander said, "Mountains are part of my life, and when Mina was born, she automatically became part of this world."
Mina cuddles her doll on a Norwegian summit. Not only does Alex have to take the usual supplies, he also has to bring diapers, toys and storybooks
"Since then Mina and I have made several expeditions and long hikes in the mountains – sometimes for two months.
"I never decided to introduce the mountains in Mina, it was as natural as breathing.
"Mountains are part of my life. When Mina was born, she automatically became part of this world.
"It's awesome to watch your daughter out in the mountains and see how playful, happy and present she is.
"She has learned so much already [the world] only to be outdoors.
Alexander says Mina is already aware of the danger and says, "She can even point to a mountain slope and say," Dad, we can not go there because an avalanche can arise. "
Mina's first outdoor experience was when she was five weeks old when her parents chased her into the mountains
"If you see Mina walking on big rocks – which can be very slippery – you can see that she is analyzing her surroundings and the surface of the rocks so as not to fall.
"She can even stand on a mountainside and say," Dad, we can not go there because an avalanche can happen. "
"Of course she has a lot to learn, but so do I.
"That's what I really like about outdoor and adventure life, you'll never finish your learning process, no matter how much time you spend in the mountains."
Alexander's fiancé, Kristin, a full-time surgeon, rarely accompanies the duo on their long journeys.
But occasionally it looks as if the cameo would leave additional supplies at the various checkpoints.
Mina's mother was pictured during a cameo. She is currently expecting the couple's second child
Alexander said, "It's amazing to watch your daughter out in the mountains and see how playful, happy and present she is."
Alexander, who is currently expected with his second child, is planning an excursion in May next year for the latest renewal.
Alexander added, "Kristin is incredible – she takes my dreams seriously and makes all this possible to do as a family.
"We will never stop [adventuring as a family],
"When Mina gets older, we have to think about her school, but now we will do that.
"It's now a lifelong project to live an adventure."