Simplify, mesurement and go with the flow…

Woke up this morning and the rain was streaming down. 15k running was in my mind…It was just to go for it. When I conclude this week it has been 10 workouts within 6 days. Perfect, all follows the planning.

I have been thinking of all trends with measuring the training into absurdum. It is good to secure that the result improves, but I feel that it sometimes has gone to far. The training must be fun, and not so much scientific. Have control of your heart beat, that’s important. Its like always, simplify to get what you want. Clean out the un important disturbance


The training also must be fun…

I always read a lot of outdoor magazine, and surprisingly often the readers complains over the content and articles. I must confess, I have thought in the same way. But the magazines purpose sometimes is to provoke. As a reader I have a responsible to understand that. For example don’t bring and drink wine when your are in a dangerous situation. I thin we all can understand that, if we think. We will all be experts in the  the area (the same in all area, dog owners, horse owner, fishermen’s etc.) So lets be more humbled all of us:-). So go with the flow, and enjoy life instead…you know what is right…

Mentally preparation, here comes some good advice for being prepared for upcoming adventures:

Start early, visualize the challenge you are going to do, keep your mind ease and have control over your emotions, keep the focus, talk to encouraging positive people , think about what can go wrong and what you can do if it happens, relax and have fun…


Prepared for all options…(Mattias Jansson)

A bad attitude or unsettled mind will destroy focus, guaranteeing failure regardless of training and preparation. so work with your attitude..

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You must want(or need) to be where you are. Doing one thing with the body and another with the mind is self-defeating..

This weeks music…

See ya, and train like hell…


A nice mountain trip, and about acclimatisation..

The last trip to Jämtland was real nice. Early Friday morning I started from Ramundberget. The part goal was to the mountain cabin Fältjägarstugan. 15km and almost uphill’s. After 3 hours I was there. I took a short rest, and continued to the target for the day Helags mountain station.  It took me another two hours to get the 14km to the station.


Helags mountain Station…

After breakfast the day after I went up to the Helags Peak 1897m. This ascend took me one our and forty minutes. At the top there was almost no wind. The view over the whole mountain environment was unbeatable.


A nice view over Jämtland…

I went down with fast speed and continued the tour to Fältjägaren which was my selected place to spend the night. After an hour and thirty minutes I was there.


Fäljagarstugan mountain cabin..

I started a fire in the stove, and enjoyed the scene when the sun went down,. What a good life….

Early next morning I took my skis and started my way home. It was still dark, but the sunlight quickly started paint  the sky in orange.


Skardörrsfjällen in morning light, nice….

And now over to acclimatisation. As I wrote earlier it is connected to the spleen (sv. mjälten). Free divers for example have larger spleen, this connected to the ability to hold the breath. So theoretical it is possible to train your ability to adept to thinner air…More information will follow in this area…

And at last , some good music….See ya

About a new cooperation, A event, and a good life..

We have now started to cooperate with our friends at the Swiss Mountaineering School. Which will help us to provide even more activities in the alp area. You can follow this at the homeside from now on.


To the right: Hermann Berie responsible for the Swiss Mountaineering School.

The 15th of April (Gothenburg)and 16th of April (Stockholm)the Elexir action sport movie festival is here. Great time for being inspired…

The training this week has been great, 9 workouts and 10 hours training totally. Up in the morning yesterday and lugging the wheel, this morning it was daylight the entire workout, great:-). It will be more endurance training the upcoming period. I will also start a new type of training, this for become better to adapt to thin air, but I will come back more detailed in that.

About the approach to life..When I was doing one of my daily meditation pass, the  focus was  on; how to choose the being of the day, when I open my eye there was a graffiti on the wall saying: ”A good life” a coincidence or synchronicity:-) So you, take the chance this week and try it out ,to choose your type of day…


And about the test in Helags, The gaiter from Peak Performance was real good, The Gore-Tex worked out fine, and the ventilation was good. The condensation was minimal, and I am very satisfied. The durability was very good as well, so a real good gaiter which I can recomend.


Peak Performance gaiter worked out well…


Primus Light + a one/two man stove, here in Helags environment.

The Primus Light + is a good stove in good conditions. The cook time is fast, and it is light and take almost no space. For the light and fast it is perfect. It is very easy to use, so a real good stove..

And at the end, this weeks training music; a oldie Goldie..

Wednesday there will be a update from the Helags trip and about preparation for acclimatisation. See ya…



A mountain tour and about beeing prepaired.

The best way to survival will be to be prepared, that is what we was learned in the Army. Mårten Johansson one of the, or the one with best knowledge of avalanche in Sweden questing this in the latest Outside magazine. If you look into the statistic, there were seven Swedes that died in avalanches the last year.  It is three times more then normally. Mårten means that one of the reason can be; Skilled skiers expose them selves in more risky areas. He also means that our brain works like this; if we are skilled and got the right equipment, we are prone to take more risks. A agree with Mårten in that, and as well it is good to take in consideration in others area as well…


Be prepared, but don’t take bigger risks…

This weekend I went up to Jämtland and Helags area. I ski up from Ramundberget via Fältjägaren to Helags mountain lodge. 28km and it took me 5 hours. Saturday I went up to the top of Helags 1796m. After the summiting I skied to Fältjägarstugan, and this morning I went down to Ramundberget. It was a marvellous morning, crisp and icy with a sun rising over the mountains…


Predikstolen from the top of Helags yesterday morning…

The Fältjägarstugan is located at a height, and the view is fantastic. This movie is from yesterday and you can se Skardörrsfjällen, Sylarna, Helags, Dunsjöfjället och Mittåkläppen. Enjoy:-)


A nice and crisp morning in Jämtland.

I also tested parts from Peak Performance Black Light series. And it was real good, but I will come back to the result next blog. see ya soon.



The smell of mountains in my nose and about communication..

I really would like to live like I learn and vice versa. But is not always that simple. But now I have change my strength training. So instead of doing 3 set with 2-5 reps. I do 4 set with 12 reps. Tough but really good to challenge my body and brain. This week it has been 9 workouts within 6 days, quite all right.  And as a mate at the gym said: -you must have a very understanding wife:-). Yesterday I started at 05.10 with lugging the wheel. After the workout I did see the small one I used before. So there is another change of the training.


I have now started to got the smell of freedom and mountains in my nose. Soon  I will be there. I will test some gear for Peak Performance and for Primus as well. A travel and test report will be upcoming.

Vandrare mot Sylen. Foto Mattias Jansson

Soon I will be in the mountain environment again…(photo Mattias Jansson)


A test of Primus ETA Light will be coming up…

As a guide the communication between me and the clients will be very important. I small misunderstanding can lead to a disaster, so communication between people is very important. And it will also be in private as well as in professionals situations and environments. Communication is all about to understand and in the next step to get understood. Understanding will be the key-word here. And honest how good are we in communication from that point of view? So here follows some thoughts about communication:


Keep the eye contact. Today it is easy to look into the  cellar phone etc.

Don’t interrupt. Listen with interest and have fully focus.

Be conscious about your body language. About 50% of all message we communicate, is delivered by our body language.

Rush to conclusion. Often we think about what will be said, instead of really listen.

Avoid focus for your self. A one way communication will not be especially fruitfully.

Never commit your faults and shortcomings…The reason of communication is not a ”winning game” The quote: The best way of winning an argue is to avoid it..that would be a way to approach in a communication situation..


Communication is important. (Photographer: Rolf Wiklund)

A new banknote will appear in Sweden in September with a photograph of Claes Grundsten, with a view over Lappland in Sweden:-) Now it will be fun to invest..


Secure you all got a perfect week..See ya soon.


About thoughts of life….

This week it has been 8 workouts within 5 days, a good result for a rest week. For the first 59 days this year I have done 75 workouts(9 rest days). So I stick to the plan. But for now it looks like the winter will be ended here, and that the spring is on its way.


No more cross-country skiing for now…

Today I have been listening to one of Goteborg’s-Postens columnist, Tomas Sjödin. He talked about the life and all decisions taking. He meant that if we instead of being so eager to make plans, take the life more for what it is. The life it takes and it gives. If we all used more curiosity, listening and flexibility life would be much easier and considerably more fun…A good thought….


Started the day with coffee, and a bit of curiosity looking at the map for upcoming adventure..A good start for a good day..


Planning for visiting this mountain cabin…more info will come:-)

I also got the opportunity to test some parts from Peak Performance new series Black Light, so you will got the report when I am done..


Black Light products from Peak Performance..

This weeks music will be a one man band, and also some good stuff from First Aid Kit ..