Winter Solitude

'Winter solitude-  in a world of one color  the sound of wind.' Matsuo Basho         The Mountains - grow unnoticed Their Purple figures rise Without attempt  Exhaustion Assistance or Applause  In Their Eternal Faces  The Sun with just delight  Looks long and last and golden For fellowship at night    Emily Dickinson    ... Continue Reading →

Nordkapp to Grövelsjön. 1800km, 110 days.

Nordkapp to Grövelsjön - all stages I researched and looked at maps during the last weeks and here are the possible stages for a combination from Gröna Bandet, Nordkalottleden, nortnernmost part of E1 (European Long Distance Footpath Norkapp to Sicily), Kungsleden and Norge på Langs.  Bold words mean places where one can restock on food or... Continue Reading →

Winter! Winter?

Snow, rain and a weird colored sunset. This afternoon.Yes, what's happening to the winter weather? Today and yesterday were more like days in late spring: rain, melting snow,... Way too warm temperatures. So I decided to drive home already tomorrow, one day earlier than planned. Simply because skiing or any other outdoors activity simply sucks right... Continue Reading →

A windy day in the forest.

I'm still amazed places like this exist on earth.This morning I woke up to the sound of the trees swaying around and small branches flying against the window. It was definitely too windy to try to go higher up on the mountains, above the treeline. In the mountain station there is a cool weather station... Continue Reading →

The first snow!

...At least the first snow for me this winter. After some 8 hours of driving I came to Grövelsjön Fjällstation, where I'll stay for some days enjoying the cold and the snow. So far the weather hasn't been all too winterly. Along the way it was mostly storm, rain and melting snow. Even up here, on... Continue Reading →

Packing for a week in Grövelsjön

While I'm unfortunately having a cold and not feeling really fit, I'm already preparing for my next trip. On Saturday I'm going to leave for a week in northern Dalarna, where I'm going to do some cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing and possibly hike up some little peaks. I hope the weather will be bright, so that I... Continue Reading →

Plans for a big hike in 2016

On a rainy, dark evening, between to long work days, there's nothing better than dreaming about what to do next year! My goal is to go on one longer tour, outside of the dimensions of what I usually do. Most hikes I've done resume around a week or 100km, but I want to know how... Continue Reading →

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