It is almost March , an the first quarter of 2022. This weekend I went to Funasdalen, for a snowshoeing tour. So early Friday morning I went up, it was a crisp morning. The thermometer showed -13 degrees. A nice breakfast with coffee and the body and mind was ready for the days adventures…The goal of the day was summiting of (The tour in blue) the Storskarven 1260 M. I parked the car at Fjallsatern, put on my snowshoes and started the journey. As always it begun up-hill. The track was really good and easy to follow. I followed the track towards Skarvvalen, and when I reach the saddle I was rewarded with a terrific view over the Funasdalsberget and Anafjallet. It was almost no wind and the sun was a rising. Alone on the track, I was just enjoying. It was easy and the wind was in my back so I just kept on going. I passed a trail cross and got a new fantastic view. This time it was over the Smahamrarna. I was close to the hut Andersborg, and I saw a man. He asked me were I was heading for, and I said that I was going fo the peak of Storskarven. Then he said; ok I will go ahead of you with the snow-mobile and take some picture of you if its OK. I said yes, go for it…So I saw him storm away. Then of a sudden when I round a corner he stood there and taking pictures of me. If its OK I will put them on our Facebook side. Andersborgs Våffelstuga – Home | Facebook And I told him it was OK. Then I turned from the trail with my sight to the peak of Storskarven. The funny with peaks is that it feels like they always move away the closer you get to them. With snowshoes you just have to trust the gear, they really got good grip. One of the part was really steep, so I have to struggle a bit, but of a sudden I passed it and a plateau was in the front of me. Now the last part was easy and soon I was at the top. And as always the wind was hard. But it was a nice view over the Funas mountains. No I went down and followed the track towards Svalatjarn. After a couple of kilometres I turned back and went to the Andersborgs hut. With a waffle with cloud-berry jam I was now ready for descending from the mountains. Now the sun really warmed up the air and it was a lovely trip down towards the car. Now another adventure was done, and it was number fourteen within fourteen month. I am a happy Mountain man:-)
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Sometimes I reflect over my own knowledge and skills and the lack of some areas. I think I must learn more and get more skills. as long as it because of curiosity its fine, but if it is for being better and look better from others perspective it will become a burden. The thing is that we are ourselves worst critics.
Things you can reflect about can be: ask yourself if what you are doing today will get you to what you want to become tomorrow. You not always need a plan, sometimes you just have to breath, got confidence, let go and see what happens. There is no ”other time” it is now or never. You do not have to be able to start, but you have to start to be able to. Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.
So get yourself the life you want to live. I really enjoy mine at the moment…
At the moment I am planning the upcoming tour in the weekend…so wait and see the blog next week:-)
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Today I will start to talk about the salt and water flow in our body and why it is so important to understand.
The human body contains 50-60% of water, and it is important for all functions. The fluid disappears through sweating and through the respiratory tract. When the when the fluid loss exceeds the fluid intake, we got a fluid loss. So we must continuosly drinking water for being able to perform and cope. The water will be 2/3 within our cells. 20% between our cells and 10% within our blood. This areas will be diffrent affected within fluid loss. Most affected the blood and the room between the cells will be affected. This means we cant fulfill the oxygen transportation in our body. When we got salt loss, the water will flow for smooth out the amount of salt and water. Now the water will be increased between the cells. This couses tissue swelling, If it is allowed to continue untreated, our brain will also be swollen. As you cant understand the balance of the water between the rooms will be very important. So the salt and water balance is very connected. This means you must have control over the water intake and also liquid replacement (that includes salt as well). Se be sure that you have access to both water and fluid replacement during hard physical exertion and in heat.
This week I have reviewed the Rab Ascendor alpine pant. A softshellpant made for winter use, they are built with highly wind and weather resistant, bonded two-layer Matrix™ softshell. These tough and technical climbing pants are perfect for winter conditions and cold temperatures, suitable for alpine and icy mountaineering routes. This is a really nice pant. I miss a tigh pocket for map, otherwise it is a NNNN(+) pant.
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Today we celebrate the National day of the Samis. This blog could be only about that, but I will keep that for one of the ones ahead.
The focus this week has been navigation. The planning of an adventure always starting with navigation. Studying the map, and the the route planning. Trying to foresee the best route, and what challenges that can be discovered before the route. With a high skill of micro navigation, you will become better in this area. So go ahead and train on that. The workout this week was of course a orienteering session.
I also give you a cliffhanger last week for today’s blog. If you dont remember it was about the guides content in the back pack. So what differ in a guides pack and a ”normal” backpack? First of all, this will differ depending on what kind/type of tour the guide will be doing. But some parts might be interesting for everyone to think about… First of all I always bring a 1:st aid kit. Often a bigger one, with extra content. Medication for allergic shock is one of them. I will be able to sew together a wound. So surgical nail and tread will be in my pack. Fluid replacement is another thing that is important as well. I also always bring some extra blister plaster,
A spare and repair kit is also another thing I as guide bring. Here I got a extra multi-tool, cable tie, extra straps and also gaffa tape or likely. This includes also spare-parts for tent and back packs. Extra cord i good to have, and also a GPS for the navigation.
I also bring extra compass, a notebook and also a rescue GPS transmitter for being able to call for help. A wind shelter is a must for me to bring. A pocket saw i also a good thing to bring, especially in the low lands. I also always bring a ”bivy bag” then I got a extra shelter for emergency bivouacked. So now you might got some tips for expending your back pack for safety… The note book is good for keeping compass-course and also if some one got hurt I can document the progress…
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