Today I will write about the MIUN, middle University of Sweden. A lot ot interesting research about the outdoor area is ongoing. For example diving, how high altitude effect the body and how it can be prevented. Also the Etour, he tourism research institute ETOUR develops and communicates knowledge about tourism and travel. ETOUR conducts research and education in close dialogue and collaboration with players in the tourism industry, focusing on four research areas: ”Nature-based tourism”, ”Information technology and tourism”, ”Economic, political and spatial dynamics of tourism” and ”Destinations”. Other important research areas at ETOUR include tourism experiences, regional development, wind power and tourism, trends in tourism and food tourism. Sweden will become an international leader in sustainable outdoor life and sports. A four year long research program with a budget of 56 miljon Swedish crones will secure that.
Another interesting research is about tking risk in the out mountain activity. of Johanna Öhrling. Read it…
Kebnekaise is the higest peak in Sweden. First ascend was the 22:nd August in 1883. The French sientist ascend the peak together with two Norwegian guys. First six year later the first Swede stood on the top. In July 1889 I.A. Björling and A. O. Hultman from Stockholm reached the highest peak of Sweden. Today many people try to reach te top, most of them starting from Nikkaloukta as I wrote about yesterday.
(Photo Ulf Bergman, Keb. Mountain station.
(Photo Ulf Bergman, south peak and the North peak of Keb,)
In April I was guiding a Group to the top. The weather was nice in the morning but got foggy with almost no visability, so we hade to turn. But the nest morning the weather was perfekt.
At the peak of Kebnekaise.
That all for today(working from 04.30 to 21.00 now sleep.
For getting into the mountain World you have to pass the gate. There is a couple of small cabins that is very nice. The first will be Nysatern, close to Sanfjallet. A nice and very familiar cabin. The trails start close to the cabins a just a hour away you will be in the mountains.
The next one to present will be one of the best, the Enaforsholm. The same situation is here, you can start directly Close to the cabin. The food is locally produced, and taste good. Simple but cozy accommodation. From here you can reach the whole west and North Jamtlandsmountains.
(photo Ulf Bergman)
Next one will be the one Close to Kebnekaise, Sarris Nikkaloukta. You can smell the mountain from here. The adventure starts here and you can feel it. At the end of the road, it is laying there. Nice hospitality, and the real sami feeling makes it to one of the best key to the Mountains..
(Photo Ulf Bergman)
The christmas gift suggestion of the day, will be a book. This one is the only book you need for X-mas:-)
So today we got the first of December. This means that for the eight year in a row, it is time for opening door one. This year it will a theme, a workout suggestion and a chrismas gift suggestion. And of course Music and some Movies.
For the Winter you will need some special Equipment. The chill effect is important to bear in mind. So a good adwise will be to have a isolation layer that give you a some air between the base layer and the core layer. wear wool socks so you dont get wet on your feet. This will keep you warm and dry. The golden rule will be; never get wet. Ventilate so the sweat disapear.
A liner sock of wool helps you from getting Cold feets,
Todays workout suggestion will be bench press. Secure you got the right tecnique and do five small lift at the top. Just go down 15-25cm. Then do five small Deep down at the chest 15-25cm and then you do five regular press. Do it four times(x15 lift totally). This will build you up.
First X-mas present suggestion this year will be a slope angeler meter. A perfect tool for avoiding Avalanches. This one also have a good price as well.
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…
It is high time for planning the adventures for 2020. If you want to go to the alps for hiking, climbing or running Contact us for a prospect. If you want to experience a Nordic light night you also can Contact us: email@example.com
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.
Early morning is the best. Normally the weather is better at this time. You will be almost alone, and everything is calm. This morning I was speedhiking with my husky, and I was happy and almost felt alone in the world. Many are the mornings when I felt like this. The peak trip to Sönner tväråklump, or starting skiing from Sylarnas mountain station. Starting early before the sun has rise, or the morning when I went up early, early towards Helags glacier and did some telemark tracks before the others have woke up. So my opinion: mornings are the best.
When it comes to the workout, I still mix as much as possible. At the moment I am focusing on leg strengt and stamina. Ended up the week with a climbing session at the climbing gym.
Today we have come to the section of risk mitigation in the risk management series. The difference between risk avoidance and risk mitigation is that due to risk mitigation, you dont avoid the risk. But you try to minimize it. The example last week was to take another route to avoide a ”airy” one. If you cant do that, you instead can use a rope for a better safety. You can also build fixed field work for a safer passing etc. The better risk planning overall and risk awerness the easier it will be to define how to mitigate the risks. And the earlier in the planning you can identify the risk, the better the mitigation planning will turns out.
There are four diffrent ways you can do the risk mitigation. Accept the risk, and calculate with it. Avoid it, You can also tranfer the risk(this is more common in the business, rather then in outdoor). And also to reduce the risk..
And at the moment it is just 4 weeks to go before this years advents calendar will start…
Enjoy life, and do some more enjoyful activities…Stengthen yourself with filling up your life with funny and challenging things…Montains are calling, and I must go:-)
Today it will be about Pre-Winter planning and I will also continue with the risk planning and the next step. I am in the middle of the planning of a pre-Winter tour. This season hav its extra demands. The first challenging part will be: how to find the trail? You want be able to see the summer trail, and the Winter trail is not frozen, so what to do? Either you are very well known with the trail, so you know were it is. Or you choose a trail where the summer and Winter trail is the same. Normally there is none, or at least a few others on the move in the mountain Environment. That is something I like, but that is also a risk you have to consider. You will be on your own what does it all mean. You have to take care of yourself, even in a accident. This time it will be a tour to Harjedalen, one area with lots of bears, wolves, Lynx and also Wolverines.
In the riskplanning part we now have reached the risk avoidance part. What does that means? First of all we nead to clear out the difference between risk avoidance and risk reduction. Risk avoidance deals with eliminating any exposure to risk that poses a potential loss, while risk reduction deals with reducing the likelihood and severity of a possible loss. Risk avoidance is not performing any activity that may carry risk. So a practical example: For reaching a peak, we can choose two diffrent ways. One is exposed with a part known as ”airy”, and the other is not. Then if we choose the one that not is exposed, we have done a risk avoidance. On my pre-Winter tour this means that I will avoid the severe block terrain, this for avoiding the risk of a fall with a slippery and icy Surface…