The seeds for Korpeen were planted on the wilderness and nature guide course while skiing from Hetta to Pallas in 2015. The group had skiied through the untouched snow for three days. Glorious northern lights offered a colorful luminescence for each day.
One morning Eero woke up. It was cold and he felt hunger nipping in his stomach. There was no choice but to get dressed and put the portable stove on. Porridge and coffee – those were needed and quick! Eero poured gas in the heating bin of the cooker. Well, maybe he splashed it a little elsewhere too, but nothing to worry about, it would vaporize soon enough. Just light the cooker up.
BOOM!! The whole apse flamed up – at the same time Eero froze. At that moment Jalo woke up in his sleeping bag, sat up and stated laconically “Take the fire blanket and take the cooker outside”. This got Eero moving and he acted swiftly as instructed. Situation was over. Jalo slumped back to sleep. Eero thought to himself “What a cool-headed dude!”
A year later Eero called Jalo up to ask if he was interested in starting a business together. Jalo considered for a bit and said yes. The road to Korpeen could begin.