A new era, characteristics for a mountaineerer and about making a difference.

We can now see a new era coming up. The mountaineering hikes people was doing before, has become more rare. The Samis in Swedish Lappland can confirm this. Today people go for a action weekend for climbing or off-pist skiing. This are good in the way that it will become more wilderness then before, but the trails will risk to be overgrown.


Rapadalen at Sarek will become more wild, since people change their hiking habits.

As a mountaineerer you always must improve your self. The mental strength is also one of the most important parts. This will be some of the characteristics you can develop:

Unwavering self belief, Ability to visualise success in detail, Ability to accept and deal with fear, Ability to manage doubt, Bulletproof positivity, The enjoyment of suffering,  Mental Endurance, Sharp Focus, Confidence in your ability, Risk management skills.


Peter Habeler, a mountaineerer with those skills..

And if you want to make a difference and make yours and others life better:

1. Dedicate yourself to things that gives you meaning and purpose.

2. Commit to continually bettering yourself.

3. Engage with people in open mutually-beneficial way.

4. Invest your time and energy not in what is, but what can be.

5. Spread your knowledge and what you know.

6. Uplift others as you ascend.

7. Use the power and influence well..

The training follows the plan, even the number of hours of sleep has decreased. this due to a Siberian Husky puppy. But today I felt strong and made real good effort:-)

And now some music related to one of the subject:-)

See ya real soon..




Becoming a mountaineerer, a wise mans word and first Via Ferrata for the season..

Yesterday morning, I woke up early. The gear was already packed and the car filled up with fuel. Just after six I was on the road hiding for Skuleberget and Via Ferrata. Halfway I stopped for a coffee brake. That coffee tasted as paradise. I was feeling free and with a sense of expectation. When I arrive, Tero and Latte the guys at Skulebergets Via Ferrata welcomed me as usual. Real great buddies.


So this time I got the opportunity for two routes, the yellow and the red one.

This morning it was the reflection day. I was thinking of yesterday over a nice cup of coffee. And I think it feels good becoming a mountaineerer. The thing is that you always can develop some skill. If you just a cliff climber, you can become very good in that. But as a mountaineerer just be good in all areas. And there is so much areas to discover. You can always get better knowledge of a stove, or get stronger in the arms or whatever. You will never get all knowledge and you must always strive for developing, that’s nice:-)


Ulf Bergman glad, becoming a mountaineerer at Skulebergets Via Ferrata…

And now to John Muir’s quote:  The mountains are calling and I must go. This one is not complete this word are often forgotten: The mountains are calling and I must go & I will work on while I can, studying while I can. With this wisdom I got a good compass:-)

Yea, and the training. well a hard week with totally exhausted legs from Friday at the Via Ferrata = a struggle:-) But still a great workout week.

See ya soon..

Trail running, inspiration and new stuff..


So now it is trail running. But I have change the training set up. so now I always put in a strength part, or a mobility training. This week it has been 9 workouts within 620 minutes.

The other day in the dressing room, a mate told me I was a inspiration for him. That really made me happy! If I can be a inspiration, that is real good:-) And it as well make me more positive and even more focused. So becoming a inspiration will gives you even more inspiration..

And a new backpack to present: The MHM salute 34.



A new American brand. With innovative solutions. Gear of the year from National Geographic. Quite interesting.

And at last some new music, from Sweden..

See ya soon…


The wheel man, and a different week..

This week it has just been 6 workouts. But good ones. The reason therefore I will come to. But now it is time for some more endurance focus. Yesterday I went up early as usual, put on my backpack and the harness. The car-wheel was also brought with me. When I just got 10 minutes left I met a couple with there dog. They told me that they always follows the track from the ”wheel man” every Saturday. And they sad, you look very strong:-) The man, the myth the wheel-man:-)

This week I got a new training partner. Kenai a 8 week old Siberian husky.


A future loyal training mate..

Garmin has a new GPS clock. Altimeter log, and of course barometer function. You can register up to 1000 waypoints. Bluetooth, heart rate measurement and you speed etc.  A real good electronic expedition mate.


This weeks tips of endurance and strength training will be the kettle bell Squat workout.


A good workout for the upcoming climbing season..

And now over to some good music, hope this is better Mikael:-)

See ya soon, and thank you all followers..