Thoughts about type-2 fun

“Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away. Riding your bicycle across the country. Doing an ultramarathon. Working out till you puke, and, usually, ice and alpine climbing. ” REI fun scale When people hear that you like toContinue reading “Thoughts about type-2 fun”

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Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal

Before I discovered hiking, it was the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, that fueled my outdoors dreams. For several years I had seen the pilgrims walking past my window or overtook them in my car, on the search for waves to surf. When one is comfortably sitting behind the wheel and makingContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal”

New Year’s Eve in the forest

I’d rather spend New Year’s Eve in the forest than downtown. Instead of going to a party or looking at the fireworks, we spent the last/first night of the year sleeping in a shelter just outside of Gothenburg. I’d chose sitting by the fire with some friends anytime again over the noise of the cityContinue reading “New Year’s Eve in the forest”

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”