Its a favor to have both sun rise and sun set…

Early morning, up with the husky for a hike. Walking when the sun is rising is nice. And in the evening enjoying running in the sun set. Now I can see that the light day by day get longer. This meaning we will get more time in daylight for adventures.

This week the focus has been for high altitude medicine. Its is very important to understand how and why the body react as it do in thigh altitude, and as well how you can prepare for not getting AMS or if you got it how to treat it and also how to identify the signs.

since the blood flow in the pulmonary circulation always corresponds to the entire cardiac output, the reduced vessel radius in combination with the increased cardiac output causes the pressure in the blood vessels to increase sharply. If the pressure becomes too high, the vessels begin to leak and fluid ends up in the lung tissue … HAPE

Many factors affect an individual’s V02-max, but the limitation of the cardiac output, ie how much blood the heart has been able to pump around per minute, is believed to be the most important. VO2 max is upwards twice as high in elite athletes compared to untrained. Age negatively affects muscle mass, which is of significant important for the  VO2-max. Cardio training can, however, delay this reduction. Cold, low blood levels and many diseases also affect VO2 – max capacity. So keep up the cardio workout….

When it comes to food and metabolism, the lack of oxygen at high altitude will affect us. First of all the stress in the body from the lack of oxygen will have the negative effect of that we will loss up to 5% of our muscle mass each day. The lack of oxygen also triggers the digestive system to prioritise carbohydrates, and food with protein and fat will be left in the stomach. So carbohydrates food is most important to get.

The history view of the day will be; about Areskutan and Skuleberget and what does this two mountain got in common? Well The two mountains are among the most mythical mountains in Sweden, although Kebnekaise is the most described. Skuleberget was considered to be the real border between Lapland and the other part of Sweden. it was inhabited by robbers and was considered adventurous to pass. According to Johannes Rudbeckius, Åreskutan would have been the Ararat of the Bible where Noah stepped ashore after the flood. This gives another dimension to Bellman’s interpretation of old Noah as a modern wine-drinking restaurateur, given the development that took place in Åre after the flood. Toppstugan was built in 1892 by the Swedish Tourist Association.

Haunted Highway (Official Music Video) by Jessta James – YouTube

See ya soon…

I see the morning of the mountains of Alaska…

Today I will reflect over the fact of following your own path. What will fit better then a reflection of our choice of life so here in the beginning of a new year. I think I have always followed my own path, sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad…But as I have written before we got 60 000-100 000 thoughts under a day, and 90% is the same as the day before. This meaning you really have to reflect of that fact if you want to do a change.  If you are go to change do a clear statement and go for it. It can be to fasted from food or get up 0500 for a workout etc. So take a rethink week for taking control of your life. Now is the timer for that. We often as for advice from the same people and we then got the same sort of answer, that is not developing. So challenge yourself by asking someone else, you probably will got an unexpected answer..,So lets us change the road ahead…

As I told you before I have decided to got one focus every week and this week it was about knots. So I have practise of them I already know. But some of them I have improved (The bowline(sv. pålstek knot for example I have trained to do one handed)

The alpine butterfly as a standard and also with a double loop.

And also the double lineman knot.

The workout this week contained; running, climbing, fighting, hiking and gym. So a real good week from that point of view. I also have try some new coffee. The ”Rock” from Åre roastery and I will try the Fjallkaffe (mountain coffee)

And at the end of todays blog I will return to the headline. The group slade was often played in my childhood and here you got an good hit, and 26 secons in the song you can here; I see the morning of the mountains of Alaska….

Slade – Far Far Away (1974) • TopPop – YouTube

See ya soon..

 

New year, new habits…

The new year has begun, and what would be better than begin with new habits? 2022 I have decided to have a new focus every week, So I will begin with the upcoming week , with knots. So before next blog I will have trained the once I need and at least three new knots…

This week I’ve been to Alvdalen Dalarna county Sweden. The target was to find out the condition of the ice and to do the first ice climbing of the year. So we wake up 06.20 at the 6th of January. The temperature showed -17 so a cold morning. After 25 min in the car we reach Trangslet and we geared up. Soon we find the spot and started to work with the anchor. The -17th degrees felt in the fingers…Soon we got it all rigged and could descent down. The first climb of the year was done and I felt  really happy inside. And it even got better with sun in the face during the day.

The mountaineerer Grga Brkic felt on his hiking in the Velebit mountain in Croatia. It took a lot of time for the rescue-team to get to the place. But Grga’s 8 month Siberian Malamute ”Norht” kept him warm so he survived. So it can be good to bring a dog with you in the mountains…

GIMS – ONLY YOU feat. Dhurata Dora (Clip Officiel) – YouTube

See ya soon…(next Sunday as usual)

 

Some old sins…

A new year and new efforts. The good thing with a new year is that you can build new habits. My suggestion tough is to take small parts, otherwise it will become to big and you will fail. 2021 my own target was to have a mountain adventure every month, and I succeed. But as usual at the New Year her comes mu summing up of the year:

A, altitude knowledge. You must understand how your body react on high altitude. Reading Olivia Kiwanokas book Going high is a good suggestion. Interview with doctor Oliva Kiwanuka on high altitude medicine – YouTube

B, Blom Nicklas is a very interesting person that I learned during 2021. He got a wonderful attitude..

C, A interesting company this year is Beyond Nordic. A outdoor company in the middle price area. With there details in there clothing and also the finish I find them really interesting to follow.

D, Dülfersitz and South African is really good solution for rappel without equipment such as harness etc.

E, Environment and sustainability this is a pair that walks together. With Erik Huss lecture we all got inspired. We all have to rethink how we can take better care of the mountain environment.

F, Fjallhalsen, this mountain lodge is really nice. So I recommend a visit there.

G, Gloves, with frostbites on my hand I really understand the importance of taking care of your hands…

H, the HEART sing, the heaven is probably here and now. Your in it right now so take care of it, it might not getting better…

I, well the I this year must be the IML. It has been such a journey in many ways. Hard work, really nice  colleagues and really nice participants. I have learned so lot, and I am so humble for being a part of this process.

J, One of the must important things we talk about in the IML is the ability to make the right judgement. And how do you do that. Think about it…

K, Kittelfjall, in January I was doing the Avalanche rescue leader course. Real good training and really nice area. For sure I will be back.

L, Learning, during the IML process I have learned a lot. One of the most important thing is: dont forget to stand in the costumers boots. And as a guide you have a responsible to be humble. dont you never forget that.

M, Mountain Safety. For me this is your ability (skills and experience) in relation to the circumstances. And from there your judgement of what to do….

N, Navigation, you can never be good enough good in navigation. Practice as often as possible…

O, Offerdalsfjallen. Thank you again Markus for taking me there. For sure I will be there again.

P, Pandemic, it has learned us good things and bad things. Most important is how easy we can affect the environmental area. And that our country is very nice.

Q, Many quotes has passed. One favourite is ”Motivation gets you going, but discipline makes you growing”.

R, Reaching, we soon have reaching the target to become UIMLA members. We are almost there…

S, Snowshoeing, we all have a weird attitude to it. But I really like it as a alternative ti skiing…

T,  Target, Twelve adventures in Twelve month. And I did it…..

U, Ultimate gear, I am hunting the ultimate jacket and the ultimate pants, And I have found them. Lets hunt for something else during 2022…

V, Vasterfjallet, I’ve been there three times this year. And the view over Storsjon is really nice…

W, Workout. I have not write so much about workout this year. But the fighting has really lift me up. Both physical as well as Psychological..

X, X-cross country will be the navigation from Himmelsraften to the place for the night camp in Offerdalsfjallen…

Y, 2021 has been a really good year even if we have had the pandemic. I have learned so much so it will affect my planning of the 2022.

Z, A gear thing. If you have a zipper on a jacket for example, how will it affect you if it do not work? Is there any Velcro function?

I think that was it. So what now then. First of all, when I was in the closet today I found tracks from old days look here:-)

And the planning for this year will be a theme each week for training something connected to outdoor. So if you are interested follow me ahead during 2022…

And from the first adventure of the year in Arvidsjaur…

 

See ya soon…