I woke up early today and went out with my husky. The temperature was showing -11 degrees. It has become winter, nice:-). So what would fit better than the cold as todays topic.
Today it will be about research of cold..
One important knowledge will be to understand how cold works in real, and how we can learn more about it. In normally condition the temperature will decrease accordingly in relation to heights. But during the winter period the condition can be reverse. with no wind an cold weather we got a situation called inversion. It then forms two layers in the air, a cold one down in the walleyes and warmer on the higher areas. It is easy to discover if there is smoke, it will raise and then widen on one level.
Inversion, can be good to know about. If you want to get away from the cold,, you now know were to go..
The layers cant be passed, so the smoke widen out. At the peaks the temperature will be warmer, which as well is important to take in consideration about avalanche factors as well..
When it comes to cold and how it will impact us as humans there has been a lot of research about the topics. One of the areas is the chill effect from the wind, in combination with the temperature. In 1940 the researcher Paul simple and Charles Passel did a test with a cylinder and measured how fast the water was frozen in it. The researcher went on to measure how long time it would take for 250g water in a plastic cylinder to freeze in different wind speed and temperature. However this research had shortcomings. It did not take into account the human skin. But in 2001 the American Randall Osczevski and the Canadian Maurice Bluestein defined a new formula. And this time the research was based on how people responded to different wind-cooling levels.
How will the wind and temperature affect a human?
With the new method, an output temperature of -20 celsius combined with a wind of 10 m / s gave a wind-cooling of -34 celsius degrees, while the Siples formula gave the value -44 celsius degrees. The new method, on the other hand, gave a greater wind cooling at weak winds just over the wind, 1.8 m / s. Wind tuning was chosen here at 0.5 m / s and therefore the formula can not be applied to winds below this.
So this is the ground we based the wind chill effect today.
The history of where the wind chill chart comes from..
But cold could also be good. In Finland another research team figured out when they used a test team for winter bathing, the health effect of cold. They find out that people who did a weakly winter bath, could show a better health. Less tension, headaches, fatigue bad memory and bad mood was a clear result. The ones in the team who suffered from rheumatism, fibromyalgia and asthma the winter bath has relived the pain.
Be healthy and take a winter bath..
Alpine Start is a new company that produce instant coffee for outdoor activities..And it will warm you up when you are cold..
A new coffee on the outdoor market, and we welome it..
So ok, my wife think I got to much gear. The house is crowded related to all your stuff she told me.
Ehh, lot of stuff? I don’t understand what you mean..
Well it was time to check my footwear, and ok there is a lot of them. At the picture the boots for the dog walks and cross country running shoes is missing as well:-).
Today it is Sunday and the training was all about strength today. 10 reps in 10 sets with 55kg bench press. Then 10 x 10 dead lifts with 60kg. And as a finisher, a Tabatha with push ups. This combined with 3,5 hours of speed walk with the husky..so we are on track.
On Sunday it is tome for some reflection. It is important to fill the life with activities and people who gives you energy. Sunday is reading days for me. Here I can develop from the literature. It is also to get control over all the gear. With a lot of different activities and adventures the gear and mind also need its time to be in shape.
A good combination, get the gear in control and the developthe mind as well..
When it comes to gear it will be interesting things on the market of the beginning of the year. The ISPO fair in Munich will bring up new stars on the outdoor market.
Bergan’s of Norway will release the new collection Stranda, A collection of fully recyclable garments,
Stranda Bergan’s new outdoor collection made of fully recyclable garment.
Also Helly Hansen will be hot on the market for ski clothing. The new collection will stand out. The new camo jacket with fur collar is one of them..
HH will be hot on the outdoor clothing ski market..
And at last a uplifting statistics result. The Swedish people are doing workout more than most people thought. Sifo together with Stadium did there yearly survey about workout habits of Swedes, and the result? Almost most of the people workout 2-3 times every week. Just 11% never workout. Men prefer ball sports and weight workout but the women rather prefer group workouts and walks.
Keep up the good work and secure to improve the statistics:-)
Now a new year has begun, its time to set targets for the upcoming year. I will come back to that later. First we start as it should in the beginning of a new year. We will take a look on the trends for 2018.
The colour of the year 2018 is purple, at least for women.
The North Face also got a new interesting jacket.
TNF will always produce good mountaineering clothes..This is the L5 ultra light storm jacket.
When it comes to work out trends the HIIT(High Intensive Interval training) will still be on top. A challenger will be the LIIT (Low Intensive Interval Training) The group-training will also continue to be on top, but her we can see a pattern with interactive workout between groups. Wearable technology will also increase during 2018. measurement of food, sleep and result of training etc. Yoga will still be interesting.
New forms of yoga during 2018..
The obstacle workout, in individual or in groups will also be a trend during 2018. This in combination or just functional fitness workout.
Functional workout for obstacle race will be one of the trends of 2018.
Also boxing workout will be one of the way of training during 2018.
Want to be right 2018, do the boxercise..
Now over to something else, the mountain rescue in Sweden has a lot to do. her comes some statistics:
The mountain rescue has a lot to do in the Swedish mountain environment.
Totally the mountain rescue did 335 turnouts. In Norrbotten 128 and in Jamtland 125. The trend is that people do not know there own limitation of knowledge. So this might be something to work with, information of what is needed from a knowledge level etc.
At last it will be a thinking about targets for 2018. So here in the beginning of the year we have the opportunity to choose whatever we want. From my own perspective I have this thoughts; I want to try at least two new challenges. I want to have a sustainable think of all adventures/challenges I will be doing. And what is the role model of a man in 2018? At LinkedIn you can see that it is good if you have the Klassikern(the classic) in your CV. But what does that show, that you prioritize yourself in the first room? Is that a good thing. The role model should be something else from my point of view. Ok, I am not the best in this, with my workout etc. But that part is a life style for me, and not something I am brag about, and I am still developing other side then the physical part I hope..
And at last, this week was fantastic by Ice climbing at Trängslet.
A great team of Ice climbers at Trängslet Dalarna..Guys I love you:-)
A nice Ice to start this ice climbing season at..
A happy climber on the ice at Trangslet in Dalarna on the way to become a good role model?:-)
This weeks music, RHCP & John Fruscicante..Enjoy there will not be better than this. I started the the day of Ice climbing with this two songs. and you cant fail with that start..
So we got a new year again. And today is the first day of the new year. This day is build for rethinking, what do I want out of my life. For most of us who’s reading this, the trinity of life consists of: social life, outdoor life and the work life. This means that we have to choose. We cant be in the mountain for all the time. And the time we can spend on adventure is limited. This means that we have to choose. I think that is good, because then we really appreciated the moments at the mountains. And from my point of view, I think I have become a better guide by working as a manager in the ”civilian life”. There is nothing as good as coming home to the family after a long demanding mountain tour. So sometimes it good that we have to choose..
And now over to 2017 and what it become..
A. Avalanches. Due to the climate changes we have to take that in consideration. We must be prepared and have good equipment. But most of all good knowledge. No equipment cant replace that. Always remember..
´BCA snow study kit will help you predict avalanches. But cant replace good knowledge.
B. Back country. Nothing is like a good back country tour. This year it was from Storulvan-Gasen-Helags-Sylarna-Storulvan, a real nice one. This time also with the husky, I like it:-)
The man, the husky in a snow paradise..Helags mountain station..
C. Chamonix. Ok, there is nothing else like Chamonix. This year we went to Finhaut in Switzerland. The Emmeson reservoir.
A nice day close to the Emesson Resrvoir.
Chamonix, always delivers…Adventures, challenges, yít got it all..
D. Drones. The drones is here to stay. They will help us with dropping explosives so people/skiers and others can avoid avalanches. Also a perfect instrument for filming and photo outdoor activities.
E. Everest, a new rule state that no one will be allowed to climb alone. This will make the speed climbers angry..
No more alone climbing at Everest?
F. Fjallraven. this year the Bergtagen collection was presented. I real nice number of good clothing for mountaineerer.
Fjallraven Bergtagen, a real good collection for hard core adventures.
G. Gåsen. This mountain cabin in jamtlandsfajallen is real nice. It got the best view of all. In good weather you cans see the Sylarna peak and the Helags peak at ones. No place in the area can beat that. Possibly only a view from Sylskalsstoten.
Gasen mountain cabin, a must for the saved..
H. Hotel Alpina. In Chamonix I’ve been staying at a lot of hotels. But the best one will be alpine. In 2018 it will be renovated, which means event better. So Alpina will be my choice this season..
A renovated hotel Alpina, nice we like..
I. Ice climbing. Ok I got it, the fever. Fever of ice climbing. The material ice is a living creature and you have to understand it. It never look or are the same. And I am stacked with it. So challenging, and fun..
Brudslojan at Trangslet Dalarna..
J. Jarvso. This village has become interesting at the adventure map. With a terrific down hill cycling park, and a lot of different water activities such as rafting, canyoning etc. they will be a centre for adventures activities.
T. Telemark skiing. Free heel skiing is the best way of workout, outdoor experience and go with the flow..
Skiing in Åre…
U. Ueli steck. 2017 was the year when Ueli Steck went out of time at Mount Everest. The speed climber still got the speed record of Eigers north wand. 2 hours and 22 minutes. The climbing world miss him..
Ueli Steck died at Nuptse at Nepal 30th of April this year..
V. Via Ferrata. A summing up of the year without mention Skuleberget would be sin. I am still supriced every time I go there. It is a really nice activity with a real professional crew. Thank you Tero and Latte for what you are doing. And for you who haven’t been there yet. You really got something to look forward to..