Mushing, Norway

Beautiful Powder

Something has been missing this past November. As the evenings turned dark the mountains were black. There was no white. No snow, no powder and no ice. It was freakishly warm for most of the month, with temperatures reaching up to ten degrees even at 700m of altitude. Sometimes the degrees took a dip to… Continue reading Beautiful Powder

Mushing, Norway

Autumn Rollover

Last week the end of autumn started announcing itself. Or at least, the end of the cosy, colourful fall, that beautiful time of the year with yellow leaves and golden sunlight during the still warm days, and frosty crispy mornings after cold nights. In the course of 24 hours about 40cm of snow came down… Continue reading Autumn Rollover

Mushing, Norway

Summer Recap

Autumn colours are showing on the leaves of the trees and in the grasses and bushes that cover the slopes surrounding our house. Summer has come and gone in what seems like a flash. Wasn't it the beginning of July just a second ago? Initially I had very low expectations for the summer. Things were… Continue reading Summer Recap

Norge på Langs, Norway, Trails

To Olderfjord

While setting up camp on the south side of Nordkapstunnelen we noticed that the weather forecast had changed. Initially we had a 10 day good weather window reported, but all of the sudden a storm was bound to blow in during the night. At around 2 A.M. the winds picked up. Our tent, pitched on… Continue reading To Olderfjord

Norge på Langs, Norway, Trails

Nordkapp

When I retreated to my own bed for the final time on the evening of the 8th of October I had an odd feeling about it. I've always thought that the strangest moment of any expedition is the final night you sleep in your own bed, in the knowledge that when you put down your… Continue reading Nordkapp

Great Himalaya Trail, Trails

The Sacred Lake: Langtang National Park

Back in the Rolwaling we already decided not to cross Tilman's Pass, the last truly technical stretch on the high route. The Iron Lady in Thame told us that no one goes there and true enough, we found no information whatsoever on this pass. Here and there we caught that the ice on top of… Continue reading The Sacred Lake: Langtang National Park

Te Araroa

Summer’s Over – @ Wanaka

If there is one thing that characterizes the last few days it is definitely a mixture of emotions. I've rewritten this post 3 times and rewrite it now once more according to the mood and emotion of the moments passed, being enthusiasm, tiredness, cold and back to enthusiasm. We've spent a lot of time thinking… Continue reading Summer’s Over – @ Wanaka

Sweden, Trails

All the Leaves Are Brown: Stockholm In Autumn

October in Stockholm is wonderful. As autumn turns the many parks in and around the city all yellow and red, it is the perfect time to go out for day hikes and gather in small, cosy cafes for hot chocolate and cake afterwards. Below is a small list of my absolute favourite places for short… Continue reading All the Leaves Are Brown: Stockholm In Autumn