Åre, a hidden hike…and some good coffee…

Corona with Hemester makes us to explore our own country, which is really good. After a visit at Are I can conclude it in this; very popular and crowded. The trail towards Areskutan was like a ant trail. But I think its good, and Are is going towards to be the swedes Chamonix…But due to this it become more imporatnt to get new areas to go for, when the others is crowded. One suggestion will be a tour in the eastern of the Jamtland. Oviksmountain is really nice. Drive to Hallen and from here you drive towards Bydalen and park here. Take the trail towards Drommen and Dromsskaran. This is an 800 meter long , 150 meter wide and 50 m deep ice river canyon. Follow the trail towards Falkfångarfjället, and here you can spend a night (close to the wind shelter) in the tent and continue the next day.

This week the workout has been a lot of aerobic ones. Running uphills, and hiking. Today I started early and took the trail from Görveln towards Gaseborg. And after 2 hours and 12K i was back. So that was a nice start of the day.

When it comes to equipment the GSI coffee perculator has been tested. I  think it is very good. It takes a bit of time to brew though. But the taste of fresh coffee is unbeatable…


See ya soon…




The Outdoor athlete, and a Jamtland session.

How to become the optimal outdoor athlete? This question is always on my mind. I think it is very important to have a varied scheme. This for avoiding injueres and for not being bored. It is also good for the capabilitie of increase your adaptability. If looking into the five traits sucessful endurance athletes got, and what we can learn from it? First of all they got resilience, the ability to turn adverse circumstances to their favor. The second consitency, establish the frequency of workout, a behavior that makes them do it and do it again. Organized, planning and got a detailed plan and they will always be prepared for the upcoming race or competition. Brutal,Successful athletes have a brutality about them—a drive and burning desire that won’t let anything stand in their way. These athletes almost welcome adversity because they know it will make them stronger, and they thrive on training in a masochistic way. Brutal athletes have no idea, and that’s the true beauty of it. It’s a power trait for coaches to capitalize on when exploited in small doses. Present,  Being present can have short-term parameters—it can simply be a single interval within a session. It can also have long-term parameters, which includes staying aware of the season’s big-picture goal. If you have an athlete who during the first interval is thinking about the third, or an athlete who is planning for the next “A” race during a taper, give them a reality check and keep them focused on the task at hand. So this might help you to think like an endurance athlete, This can feels hard, especially for us over the 50s, so what willbe important for us? First of all train consistently over the year. Use training periods to prioritize your training time. I suggest Base-phase, peak-phase, taper-phase, recovery-phase, maintenance-phase. Continue strength training at high intensity. trength training after 40 has tons of health and performance benefits. As we age, our muscle mass and bone density gradually decrease. Consistent weight training slows down these processes and helps us maintain strength and function. Continue with HIIT and aerobic interval workouts. Allow more recovery time after hard workout. Use cross-training. Get more sleep, with aging you will need more sleep for recovering after a hard workout. And at the end: Focus on your abilities over your limitations…If you need some more inspiration, this book might be a good suggestion.

This week I was at Jamtland and visit the Fettjafallet in Klovsjo area. I really enjoy this small trips with experience..

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Run for your life, and news about the Djatlov expedition…

A research study tells us that, running 50 minutes (and the speed does not matter) a week will give us 6,5 years more to live. So just go for it and count in some more good years to live. When it comes to workout, this week has been varied. Mountain bike, running, hiking and running with strength and also fighting. So more varied workout will be hard to do. The highligt i must say was the hike at Graso at Vastervik in the south east of Sweden. The trail was close to the sea all the time and give us the possibility to take a bath.

When it comes to the Dyatlov Expedition that I have wrote about before, the Russia  prosecutors rule the skiers died of hypothermia after stripping off their clothes and fleeing in terror. The explanation of why they were running from the tent was that they were cought by a avalanche. But there still are some things to needed to get explained, so lets wait and see. And I also hope the film about the Swedish expedition will come during the autumn.

The Corona virus will now hit me directly. Not that I am will be sick, but the https://utefest.se/ and https://utehelg.se/ is canceled. So no guding there, so sad…But I have some ideas i will try to get the organizers on there mind.

Another news is that climbing will be new Olympic sport in Tokyo. Speed, lead and bouldering will be the three diciplines. In the next Olympic games the diciplines will be devided instead of a must of the three as it is in Tokyo.

And in this Corona times I miss Chamonix, no trip to the cradle of mountaineering…but enjoy this movies and dream yourself away…

See ya soon..

The perfect Tuesday, and are you a dreamer-planner or a doer?

The vacation time is coming up, and we will all rest ourselves. But after the vacation the melancholy will be present. Therefore, it is better to prepare already for how to reduce it. One thing that I have find out is to plan for a mountain tour close after the summer. This will mean that you have something to look forward to. And another good thing to strive for is to have a weekday and longing for. And what cant be better than make the Tuesday so something extra ordinary. Monday is the start of the week, Wednesdayis  the middle, Thursday it is almost Friday and Friday is special by itsself…So way don’t get yourself the perfect Tuesday. The day when you listen to that pod or reading that book you have been thinking of to read. Or take that hike to the place you never been to. But as mention before, without planning, the Tuesdays becomes as every Tuesday. So, use the summer for finding out what to do the first five Tuesday, then you are home…

What is the diffrence between a doer and a dreamer.

The difference between dreamers and doers. One of the big differences is the words vs action. The dreamer paint rose picture of how it would be. The doers believe less in talking and more efforts towards achieving their dreams. Doers basically express their words through their actions.

Dreamers spend most of their time in contemplating about a probable situation. They spend their time planning for situations that may or may not arise. But planning is a good thing, right? Yes, but experimenting is better. Doers risk experimentation and improve their attempts if meted with failure; they have more practical knowledge than the dreamers, who just rely on their theory and explanations.

A very clear thing is the action to lift the phone and do the call. The talk will open the opportunities. Be addicted to your goal/s.

So ok, you define your self as doer, then what is the difference between a doer and a planner than? You need to define the broad strokes of your goals. This can prevent you from wasting your time and effort. But perfectionism is a paralyzer, and there is a risk to “over” work the thing. So take the best from the planner and the doer and you will gain the best.


This weeks review will be the Ortovox Back pack. As you already know I really like the small refinements. This is a perfect from that point of view. This pack have built in pockets for avalange equipment, and also ice axe holder in lot of different ways to do it. You can trip of the hip belt and the stay, this will reduce the weigt to just 720g. So this one will get NNNN+

This weeks book review will be the Mountain Leader book from the US Marine Corps in Mountain warfare. So this is more of a tactical book then a technical book. But you can find a lot of good solution of diffrent things. A lot of distinct pictures of ”how to” is real good. I would compare this as a military version of ”The freedom of the hills” So this one I can recomend for thus how want to have premium.

See ya soon…