The trail system in Sweden, some abut trends…

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency(Naturvårdsverket) has during a couple of years upgraded the whole trail system in Sweden.

The Jamtlandstriangle trail..

The trail system over all includes almost 900 bridges. 170 of these are hanging bridges and 300 are beam bridges(balkbroar) Lots of the haning bridges are old, and they are very expensive to replace.

The hang bridges are expensive, but important..(one out of almost 900)

On the other hand those are very important for the availability. When it comes to wind shelter there was 84 from the beginning. Today there are 176 of these. The whole cost for the upgrade is going to someware around 27 milj. Swedish crones. So think about that when you enter the trails:-)

The brand Meindl has started a cooperation with the outdoor bureau Systrar I Bergen. A organisation that will get more females out in the wilderness. Maybe this is a trend, that there will be organisations and companies in the outdoor business chose to work with different niches and areas of interest.

And now to the workout. Now its the perfect time for trail running, at least in Europe. The light is up at 04.00 so you cant complain of that. And if you use the terrain, you can find 100 different way of workout methods.

The ”force path” is one of my favourites.  Find a trail that is maximum 1000m. When you pass a stone or a bench, stop and do 10-20 push-ups. After another 300m stop and do 45 sek hollow body rocks..

Hollow body rocks position..

Just continue like that and add your favourites core exercise..


And you take care out there, always safety first…

See ya soon..


Grab yourself a Thursday…

Yesterday the alarm went on 05.30. It was time to go for the first Via Ferrata of the season. Just over five hours was the travelling time with the car. But it was a awesome trip. A Sweden when it is as its best, springtime. Mirrored lakes, no wind at all. A rising sun and spring green trees. I really enjoy it. At Docksa north of Harnosand the sun was still shining. I gear up, and begun to climb..

First ”clip in” of the season..nice…

The red trail, a fabulous view over the High coast of Sweden..

So after a couple of hours on the cliff, it was time for go home. Five new hours by myself in the car. Well, it might sound weird, but I like it. Just listen to the music, and let the mind and thoughts just go there own way.

We are so focused on work, on what do to after the work or when we got spare time or vacation. I think it is good to take a common day and make to something different. Challenge yourself and grab your self a Wednesday or Thursday, and make it special in any way..I will for sure. Otherwise the days and weeks and month just blow away..Keep it simple, Just do something wise verse what you normally do on Thursday..

And now over to some news and tests.

For the surfers..

Billabong and Quicksilver get together. This will be the perfect match for all the Surfer bums..

The Teleferique to Aguille du Midi will open for the season at 28th of May..

I have been testing the Montura Yaru Tecno GTX.

This boot is build for easy mountaineering and Via Ferrata. It has good comfort with is Gore-Tex lining. It got a good grip with its Vibram soles. The price 110 Euro, its quite ok. I would recommend this for Via Ferrata. I can give it 4 out of five NLA:s

I also been testing the Stealth helmet from Grivel.

The Grivel stealth comparing to Grivel Salamander. The stealth is much lighter Salamander = 380g. Stealth = 190g. The Stealth is a light and ventilated helmet. You can see the difference of the lining in the helmets on the picture above. I really like the Salamander. It fit perfect and is easy to set size. The light Stealth have a real nice design, but is very slimmed version. When you put a action cam on it feels real nose-heavy. So for the price 84,40 Euro I expect more. So sorry Grivel, you got a 3,5 NLA:s from me..(Grivel is one of my favourites brand)

And at the end some good music


See ya soon..


What a wonderful world, workout scheme and prepared for outdoor life?

This time of the year is magic. The vacation period is in the front of us, and the nature is in its all splendor. The daylight starts at 04.00 so what is your excuses for not training or explorer new activities and Challenges?

The bench-press program work out fine so far. With bench-press, pull/push ups and deadlift and squats you got it all. So with the base exercise combined with cardio workout, the mix will be good.

And when it comes to endurance and cardio trail-running will be the concept. Sky running is good. There are a couple of good trails I can recommend. From Vålådalen to Lunndörr cabins trough the issjödalen is very nice.

Trail-running to Lunndörren passing the pyramids and issjödalen

It is important to be prepared for the adventures. One thing that is important is to have the leadership in place. Lots of reports and research indicates that its important to got a leader when the ”shit hits the fan”. Someone that can have the overview and can steer all activities with a accident or problem with someone got injured. So have the role in place..for the safety..

For reporting to adequate clinician staff you can use this template.

I also been on vacation for a while in Greece. There is mountains and gym there as well..

Mountains are calling and I must go…

This week I will test the stealth climbing helmet from Grivel. It looks fine and is very light, though I think the inside of the helmet is a solution I’m not trust at the first sight, but I will test for sure

Grivel stealth helmet is under test at the moment..

The music this week will be two different kind of taste..and you the text is worth listen to in the both of them..

See ya soon..