Last minute road trip to Norway

For quite some time, the plan for June was to take a flight to Biarritz and walk along the GR-11 long distance trail. The night before our departure the weather forecast promised nothing good for the next days: a lot of precipitation, coming down both as rain and snow, thunderstorms and temperatures below 10ºC. I’mContinue reading “Last minute road trip to Norway”

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Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)

There’s places where every swede seems to go to, for cross-country skiing or to spend their weekend in a cabin: Åre, Idre, Jämtlandsfjällen. There’s other places, far closer to the big cities like Gothenburg, where very few people go. One of those places is definitely Tresticklan Nationalpark. It’s pristine, wild, rather easy to reach, butContinue reading “Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)”

Learning what to bring on a trip, or: evolution of my gear

Hiking in northern Spain, 2011 style. Learning what to bring on a trip or Evolution of my gear As I happen to frequently take pictures of all the gear I bring on a trip, I have an overview over how my setup has changed. I haven’t been into serious hiking for all too long, butContinue reading “Learning what to bring on a trip, or: evolution of my gear”

Dreaming about next year’s big hike

The incredible feeling of finishing a trail, of coming to the top.  Now in December the days are short and dark. The best thing, especially at work, is to dream about my plans for next year. At this point I don’t want to call it “planning” yet, cause I still haven’t decided for a specificContinue reading “Dreaming about next year’s big hike”