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 to... Continue Reading →

My DIY campervan project

I like camping. I like traveling. I like doing roadtrips. So I decided to exchange my station wagon (Volvo V50) for a small van.   Of course a big van, that stretches the limits of what I'm even allowed to drive with a normal license, is more of a mobile home than a smaller car.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 →

Three weeks on Nordkalottleden

Abisko - Ritsem - Ny-Sulitjelma - Vaimok - Kvikkjokk Day 1- 15km/ 4 hours After a quick morning flight to Kiruna, we arrive in Abisko around noon. I buy a bottle of gas and off we go for the first stage. Kungsleden trail is in a sad state, with tracks from 4x4 vehicles all over... Continue Reading →

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