The Mountain Managers weekly thoughts..
This week I will reflect of humility. I was reading an article about a journalist which got the information of a priest who has decided to live as a refugee. With just 6 euro a day. The journalist decided to answer to the social experiment. She told the priest that how can you do this it will be nothing like become a refugee, you will now that you can get back to your ”normal” life whenever you want. The priest answered -I agree, you are totally right! The journalist lost her Words. She thought that the priest behavior was something she wanted to have as a rule. Be humble, and often people have right while listen activley on others.
As a Mountain leader this becomes very important. I remember a winterday on the ski tracks from Sylarna to Storlulvån. Me and Mattias Jansson was pushing hard, for checking how fast we could reach Storulvån. But when we was in front of the wind shelter Spåjme, Mattias stopped. Open up the door asked the people how they were doing, we are just fine they aswered. We kept on going to Storulvan with a experience richer…
In the blog of the 19th Augusti and also 27th of May, I wrote about the Swedish trail system. What was the biggest cost was the bridges. Now they are looking into a solution with Cable way. There is a test ongoiung in Valadalen. This could be a solution for saving Money. Two person at the time will be the capacity.
This week is a tragic week. One person have died at Kebnekaise. A Group of Three persons from South Korea, was going to attemt a summit try for Kebnekaise. The wather Went bad, and one person in the Group was ill. The other two left the third one. They called the mountain rescue, but at seven a Clock AM, the weather was so bad so they cancelled the search. At Thursday the woman was found dead. With a class one warning related to th weather and with no guide, there was a bad decision to choose a summit attemt…
Mountain rescue at Kebnekaise.
Again you have to be humble, you are small in the mountain Environment..
The autumn is here, this means it will be dark early. Then it is time like Alfred in ”That boy Emil”(Sv. Emil i Lönneberga) to carve rake stick(Sv. Tälja räfsepinnar). But for us climber it will be to improve our skilles. Knots is one of the skilles we Always can get better on..
This weeks gear will be the combined ice axe and shovel from Climbing Tecnology.
See ya soon..