The other Mallorca

Hiking on the island of Mallorca certainly doesn’t have a lot of prestige. When you announce going to the Alps or crossing the Pyrenées, everyone acknowledges the effort you will put into the hike. When you talk about Mallorca, people usually assume that you will get drunk and lie on the beach. This was as…

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….

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…

Why am I always signing up for races???

Now it’s winter and the hiking season is definitely over till next year. Well, technically in southern Sweden ‘winter’ doesn’t really mean that hiking is impossible, since there’s hardly ever any snow here. But when it comes to trips to the mountains, be it in Scandinavia or even in the Alps, now is not the…