Today I will do a reflection of my adventurelife. There are many time I have experienced magical moments in the nature. Back in 1984 in the service I rembember a early morning at a firing ground in Varmland. We had vent up early for a shooting exercise. It was very coold, almost -30 degrees. In a sudden the sun rised over the moore, and it was a magical moment and everyone just stood there watching…Or at the Mont Blanc tacul, and the sun started to heat us while climbing…
What strikes me in this moments is my own smallness. And my own insignificance. And to be honest I think that is a very important. You re not so important from a bigger point of view. And the power of nature is nothing you have control of. With this in your mind, you are ready for the next adventure.
I testing the Aklimas Anarjohka pants, and I also will test the polo as well. The trouser is very nice to wear. The wool is perfekt.
Early morning, it is still dark as it Always is at this time of the year. Me and my husky Wake up at the same time. Heis waving his tail, ready for new adventures. We are having a good breakfast. He got his food and I am eating blueberry soup. At seven we are leaving our cabin, and the target of the day is Sodo valley and Sonfjallet. In the beginning of the trail it is uphill and a lot of tracks from reindeers. The hysky is on his guard, just wating for hunting the reindeers. I am listening to the gnirk of the snowshoes. The cloud is low, but I know when the sun raise, and warming up the air, the cloud will disapear. We keep on Walking and soon a reindeer herd with at least hundred animals is steering at us. In the corner of the Eye I can see something big is moving, and then I can recognize it the eagle. It might have discovered a weak individual in the herd, and waiting for the right time to get it. We keep on uphills, and soon we pass into the Sodo valley. The temperature is just minus five degrees. Here is it not so much snow, but I still got a good grip with the snowshoe. Soon we turn to west and upwards to the peak of Sonfjallet. I breath out the air in big Clouds from the mouth. My legs feeling Heavy in the up hill terrain, but the struggle got its reward. The panoramic view of the Jamtland and Härjedalens Mountains. The perfect U valley of Lunndorren, the Shark fin of Helags and the Mighty Sylarna. I can fell my smallness, and at the same time that I am a part of ”something bigger”.It is Always so nice to turn over and going downhills. At least in the beginning, soon the tighs got its fill. Twenty minutes later we reach the windshelter of Sododalen.
And the sun has now warming up the air, and the sun is caress us. The rest of the day is a blessing of experiences.
With a perfect view of the mountain Environment. First time at Sonfjallet, but for sure it will be more time for visits. Thank you mother Earth for the fantastic experience…
At the end I will do a Review of Aclimas trouser Anarjohka pants. A wool trouser produced together with Lars Monsen. The finnish looks good, and the quality seams out to be good. The trouser got a lot of nice details, but a trouser with a price of about 188 Euro should have some kind of ventilation which this trousers not got. But a detailed Review will be done here.
November is one of the heaviest month of the year, and you must find the joy in the everyday Life. Every Saturday I go to the local coffee shop, and the confectioner comes out and talk to me personally. That is really nice. Nowadays I belongs to the inventory…
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New gear, the X-mas is on its way, so it is high time for make a wishlist to Santa. So why not start with a multi tool with 20 diffrent Tools and a weight of just 35g. Perfect for the adventurer that got Everything..
Sunday afternoon, sitting and sipping of the coffee, and Writing this weeks blog. I feeling of anticipation, a week is gone and a new on its rise:-)
Summing up of Risks…
So, we have taken the first step in November. The winter season is knocking on the door. So, if you
haven’t sharpened your Ice tools it is high time for it now. Today the I will bring up the workout for the ski season and continue with the risk management plan.
I have taken up the risk planning, risk awerness, the risk avoidance and last week the risk mitigation. I’ve been also talking about the decision making. So with all this in mind, is it time for the adventure? Well, there are some more to mention. What affect us and our decision making is something I will bring up today. This will be the closing down of this series. A study that Johanna Ohrling has done tells us that we are more risk averse when we are together with others. And one thing the report shows is that we also have a higher risk averse together with a guide! This is very important to understand. The clients feels safer with a guide and are willing to have a higher risk averse for that reason. As a guide you have to keep taht in mind. Also the social media force people to take higher risks. Also the high pace in the society, is Another factor. With short time to spend, it is easier to rise the stake, and ignore the risk factors. The availability of areas and Equipment is Another factor. Earlier we spend more time for building up experince, today we buy new gear and just go… So Think twice, and take the right decisions ahead.
Johanna Örlings report lift the question of” strong alone -or simply more careful”. A mix methodological study of death accidents and risk taking in outdoor activities in Swedish mountainarea. In the year 2000-2018 there has been 19 deadly accidents in the Swedish mountain area. Out of this 7 was involved with avalanches, 7 was caused by a fell, 1 out of chilling, 1 out of strangling, 1
never found, 1 out of stone slide, and 1 unclear. Of this 19 incidents it was 17 men and 2 women. So the study is clear, the alone adventurer are more cautious.
You now got the Tools, so take care there out on your mission/adventure.
The ski season is coming up, and you have to be prepared. Today I will give you four good workout selection for starting up the season. The first one is the box jump. Start low and build it up. Stand up when you are on the top of the box.