Finally a real winter adventure

...Okay, the word 'adventure' is relative. What we did was nothing extraordinary but I have to set one foot in front of the other and this was my most advanced winter trip so far. It was the first time we went without a group and the first time we took the pulka (sled) with us.... Continue Reading →

How to pack (moderately light) for wintertime.

I thought of this post as a follow up to Losing weight from last summer, which has turned out to be an article that still gets a lot of views. I'm by no means an expert when it comes to packing or winter hikes but I'm always putting some effort in planning what to bring. Of course the... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Basque Country from above

On our trip to the spanish Basque Country, from which we returned just a couple of hours ago, we got the chance to climb some lesser known peaks. The Basque Country has an absolutely stunning geography- there's steep cliffs by the sea, rolling hills all over the place, with the occasional pointy mountain, randomly thrown... Continue Reading →

Packing for a triple trip!

Soon it's time to travel again!   In February I'll be lucky enough to go on three trips: The first one to Bilbao in the Basque Country, the second one to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland and the last will be a roadtrip in Rondane and Jotunheimen Nationalparks in Norway, ending with Vasaloppet skiing race in... Continue Reading →

Building an igloo

Yesterday I shoveled up a lot of snow in the garden and let it freeze over night. This afternoon I started carving the pile out, making the walls gradually thinner and I got lucky not breaking through anywhere. I even gave it a little window. It looks so cozy and I would really like to... Continue Reading →

Vildmarksleden

Today we decided to enjoy the cold and the sunshine outdoors and walked a bit on the Vildmarksleden. This trail is 40km long and goes from Hindås to Skatås, close to Gothenburg. We didn't walk all of the trail, of course. After a couple of kilometers we sat down in a shelter, made a fire... Continue Reading →

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