Vacation, Trailrunning & mountain philosophy

Even a mountaineerier need vacation:-) This time I Went to Rhodos for a swimming and sun vacation.

I met Papastamatis a guy that got a outdoor store with a real good philosophy. He was working actively to get people into the adventure and hiking area. Visit his store while your in Rhodes:-).

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I nice outdoor store in Rhodes.

When it comes to training, my planning is to train as much different type of training as possible. This for avoid injuries and don’t get bored. This period the trail running will be in focus.

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In Jamtland the Vålådalen area.

This time I went to Vålådalen area. Run from Vallbo to the mountain cabin Anaris. One of the smallest cabin in the Sweden mountains. With lots of trails it is easy to choose different ways. This time I choose the trail trough the Ice valley (Is-Dalen) a fantastic trail. I was warned before for the high levels of water in the creeks, but with high speed and long jumps it worked out fine:-). It was still lot of snow in the mountains. the colour of the blue sky, the white snow and the green-brown mountains was amazing.

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The use of La Sportiva Buschido was a terrific choice. Perfect stability and a grip I never had before. This together with the perfect fit makes the experience 100% of satisfaction.

When it comes to Anaris Cabin, normally you will be there by your self. this related to that fact that it is quite unavailable. But this time it was fully booked. Ten persons, and a perfect weather. 9 of them was trail runner. so it has become a real concept in the Swedish mountains…

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Anaris mountaoin cabin. One of the smallest mountain cabin in Sweden.

About being a alpinist and values…

It is very important to clarify what are the most important, and what you value most in your life. What you stand for and what is the most ultimately motivates you most. If you don’t have this cleared out,  you will never feel your decision will be the right. Take your time and think about your most important values. Use them as a tool when you need to take important decisions in life….

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Becoming a good mountaineerer, you need to think trough your values. And when its done, go for it….

At last some motivational video…

 

 

See ya soon…

 

Light Stoves, good hiking in Jämtland..

Get up early in the morning, and did a field test with light stoves. The object this time was JetBoil Sol alu. and Primus Light +

The Weight: Primus 390g JetBoil 300g

Height: Primus 150mm JetBoil 165mm

Price: Primus 1234:- JetBoil 1299:-

Effect: Time for cooking 0,5L water: Primus 4 min. 38 sec. and JetBoil 2 min. 8 Sec. This stoves are just for hiking. They are very easy to use. On the Primus Stove the pietzl lighter didn’t work. The JetBoil includes a holder for the gas. They are light, and take very little place. But aren’t nothing in tough conditions.

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JetBoil and Primus Light stoves…

The summer is coming up, and the mountains are calling. It is time for planning the season. A good suggestion from my side will be: Hiking and cycling in Funäsdalen and Ramundberget. Real good area for outdoor adventures. And why not test downhill in Åre or test the Peak Performance vertical K track. Run from Åre to the top of Åreskutan:

http://www.ramundberget.se/

http://fjallmaraton.se/peak-performance-vertical-k/

That all for today, and don’t forget to look at the guides advice under News:-)

Se ya soon…

Training, high altitude….

Saturday morning, it is early. The clock has just passed 05.00 and I am already up. Having a small breakfast and then to the hill. A up going sun, and it is already hot in the air. A deer jumps out from the high grass when I am starting the ascend. after 15 times up and down and I am done. The training has been great, 9-10 workouts every week. Endurance and training of the forearms is focus at the moment.

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Early morning, hill training in a slope…

Mountaineering involves a lot of risks. As a guide you need to mitigate them. The inclination is a factor you need to take in consideration. The chill effect is another, risk of avalanche and as well the wind. All this is all factor that will affect your decision on the mountain. When choosing route, and were or how and what to do this will be aspect to taken into the decision-making.

I have wrote a lot about acclimatization, and there is a lot of research in the area. The scientist has during a period found that the brain will be affected in thin air. A research has defined that even at low altitudes such as 4000m will affect the brain. It can make you to lose your short-term memory. At a brain-scan you can also see affects at your brain, such as decreased brain size. To avoid this negatives effects, you got to follows the advice of planned and scheduled acclimatization. When you reach 2700m you should not ascend more than 300m/day. Walk high and sleep low principle will be the precept. So if you don’t want to have “black holes” in the brain, follow the advice:-).

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Drink a lot, and follow the advice for acclimatisation. Walk high sleep low..

And don’t forget to look under ”news and updates” . There you can get the Guides weekly tips:-)

This week the music will be Nightcore Ghost town..

See ya soon

 

Early birds, via ferrata in Sweden..

So we are in June, on the news this week, we was informed that the Tourists has come to the Swedish Mountains. What they didn’t know was that you cant use the trails. It is still to much snow. They have planned, and have packed the backpack, but now they must turn around due to the weather situation. A good lead will be to follow the samis eight season; winter, spring winter,  spring, pre summer, summer, pre autumn, autumn and pre winter. This can help you to planning your mountain trip in Sweden.

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Around midsummer it will be fine for trekking in Sweden, then you can avoid this type of situation:-)

The training this week has been real tough. 9 workouts, running, trail-running, gym, swimming, fast trekking with backpack. I ran 27km with backpack for breakfast at Saturday, great:-).

And at last a good suggestion. Planning for summer? Åre in Sweden has got a lots of good activities. Downhill biking, kayaking, cave-crawling, trekking. And don’t forget the Via Ferrate  at Skuleberget, a perfect stop on the way..

Here come this weeks music, The white Buffalo enjoy..and train hard..

 

Se ya soon!

 

 

Get experience, train for your goal, and how to handle the need of all types of adventure in the mountaineering business..

The most important thing will always be to develop your experience.

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Always test the equipment before the tour. Do your special customizations for your needs

 

When it comes to training for a mountain-expedition, there will be three phases. The first will be to get the base. The length of training so your body can adapt, and so you don’t get injured.

The second step will be to get the endurance, cycling, swimming, running long intervals etc. Now the body must be able to work for 12-14 hours.

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Endurance training, a must for a mountaineerer…

The third step  will be branch specific training. From my perspective it is very good if it can be together with mental training. So if its possible train as likely as the tour your going for..

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Try to get the training as much as possible like the tour you going for…

The mountaineering area is in a very interesting situation right now. There are so many people, with so many different wills. The mountain lodge try to adept for all the needs, but somewhere there is a risk that they will lose themselves in it. But it is here the guides come in. Use a guide for the special event, and the mountain lodge can keep its own character. That is what I think will be the future…

And about the training, 9 workouts a great week with a lot of hill training. and thanks Marcus for the sparring:-).

This weeks music will be a acoustic one, enjoy Jack Savoretti..

Se ya soon again..

A reflection of your shadow, trailrunning shoe and hebal remedies.

Staturday morning, I got up early, and did trail running 18k. The sun warmed up the air, real  nice. It is easy to run..9 workouts this week, this with good mix. I also tested a new pair of  trail running shoes.

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La Sportiva Bushido. A real good shoe, with a very good grip in the terrain. The front is build up for protect your toes from getting hurt from stones. A very Comfort shoe. 5 Nordic lights out of 5:-).

Sometimes it is good to reflect of what you have become. At the training the other day I was watching my shadow on the hill in the rising sun.

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Look at your shadow sometimes and think;-)…

And ask your self if you did become what you wanted to be..

I have been writing a lot of acclimatisation. Another thing that might help you to adapt easier to high altitudes is the  Maca berries. A super fruit from the Andes.  I will at least try it to see if it works. The natives in the Andes eats it for faster acclimatisation.

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Lowa has also come with a new mountaineering boot, Mountain Expert boot. I haven’t test it, but it looks like a good product..

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Lowa Mountain Expert, a boot for hard mountaineering conditions..

 

This weeks music will something new..

See ya soon again…

 

Preparation, varied training…

Now it’s time for prepare for the upcoming mountaineering season.

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Time for sharpening the crampons…

Soon will the mountaineering season be here. It is time to shape up physical, mentally and technical. Sharpening tools, hill training, endurance training and mentally training. You have to be on the top to avoid damage and accidents. Look at this video and you understand what I mean..Be prepaired..

Avoid unnecessary rescue operations, be prepared…

The training this week has been real good. 11 workouts; Swimming, gym-training, EFIT, running, trail running with back pack, hill training etc. So a satisfying week.

Now I am planning for the trail running tour in Jämtland. I think I got a plan for this event:-)

And you, don’t forget to check news and updates…

Se ya soon again..

Time for planning trailrunning,

The training this week has included trail-running, gym workout, hill hiking and overall it has been eight workouts.

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Mountain Trail running seson is upcoming..

And now it is time for planning the summer adventures. Right now I am looking at a trail running weekend, and visit the Anaris cabin in the east of Jämtland mountain area.

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In the Dagens Nyheter, one of the big newspaper in Sweden there was a report of the La gendarmerie (French military alp police) who was first in place after the Germanwings aeroplane has crasched in the alps. A captivating report, and you got a glimpse of there work situation..

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One of the men from the La gendarmeri

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/de-tog-reda-pa-resterna-efter-germanwings-kraschen/

And you, get your self a mountain coach. You can read all about under news soon. So  keep your eyes open:-)

 

Se ya soon…

 

Earthquake in Nepal, tough training, and Norway crosswise..

The earthquake in Nepal hit the mountaineers at Mount Everest. Scaring and will give you a understanding of the power of earth..

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/27/nepal-earthquake-rescue-of-stranded-everest-climbers-begins

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http://stod.redcross.se/skank-valfritt-belopp/Nepal/?srk_purpose=15527&gclid=CjwKEAjwvPepBRCoqo37teOD1XsSJAC7v6WQn7N2WP9QiVO4DCAI1r4tXyNHUdb7l6uZXDIZfawYJhoC7VTw_wcB

Help those affected…

The training the last week was good. 10 workouts, and real tough. Hill training, with a terrific view over the northwest of Stockholm..so a Åreskuta up and down before eight a clock in the morning. That’s a good workout:-)

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In Norway they got a good tradition of good tradition of doing documentaries. This one is about a youngster that not got any job, so she cross Norway crosswise…

http://www.svtplay.se/video/2874233/norge-pa-tvars-med-maria/norge-pa-tvars-med-maria-avsnitt-1

And the music this week will be a bit softer..

 

Se ya soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Failure for success, navigation and a mountain tour

Early morning, looking out and it is all whiteout. My brain starts thinking. What will the plan be for today? Wait for the sun to warm up and pharheps the fog will dissapear? I got good knowledge of the terrain, and I have Control The descision will be to start descending..The thin is that it is good to test your knowledge for developing. As long as you not doing any risky thing it will develop you…

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Fog means attention…use your knowledge.

The most important thing conected to fog  will be a good knowledge of navigation. Here followsa a good intruduktion or a repetion for you who already got the knowledge..

I’ve been to Jämtland for the third time this spring. Great trip to Sylarna, Blåhammaren. Skiing cross country at the last of snow this year.

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One of the participants of the ski tour…

The training follows the plan. So far this week i got 5 workouts, and now it is a lot of endurance training..

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Hill training with backpack…

Some motivational video…Enjoy:-)

 

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