Escaping the comfort zone

I’m investing a lot of my time and energy in outdoors activities. Living this way has come naturally to me and evolved from when I started surfing, when I was 16. At first it was all about finding places with waves – which always involved travelling. The first summers I went by bus to southern…

Race report – Tromsø Mountain HalvUltra 25 km

This race was just yesterday, so I’m still quite excited about it and my legs are just starting to hurt. With 25 km and over 1000 meters of elevation gain this was by far the longest and most demanding race I have participated in so far. The second longest was the 15 km trail run…

Living in Sweden’s Alaska

Working in the mountains is unlike most other workplaces. Anybody who ever spent a season in the Alps or in the Scandinavian mountains will probably agree with me.  This summer I got the chance to spend three months in Ritsem. Ritsem is a very small village at the end of a 150 km long road,…

Estrela Grande Trail – Race Report 15k

On the 20th of May I participated in the Estrela Grande trail run, in the portuguese Serra da Estrela. I was going to be in the area anyways, since I’m currently writing on a hiking guide for northern Portugal. While looking online for some races I could participate in, I stumbled upon this 15 k…