Today it will be a short blog, due to that I am going to exam International Mountain Leader from tomorrow and until Thursday. But lets begin with the workout target. The workout has been good and I have a good starting point to begin from as you can see.
This summer has been fantastic with four different type of tours: Beginning with a tour towards the Helags mountain. This with a top attempt an with a pleasant result. The next a tour with the husky to Oviksfjällen and Falkfångarfjället, a fabulous tour as well. The next towards Storulvån and training of IML aspirants and in September the Lunndörrsfjällen. Really nice cabin tour…
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Today I can state were in the last week of September. Looking back to a summer with a lot o mountain adventure, I can be really pleased. A tour to Helags, one to Oviksfjällen, another to Storulvån and one to Lunndörrsfjällen. That a great summery of this summer. Honestly I miss the Alps, but you cant get it all…There’s a lot going on at the moment and that is something I like! Upcoming weekend we going to have a Summer assessment in Offerdalsfjällen, this with six aspirants for the IML certification. My thoughts about that is; how to become openminded and impartial…Well I think it starts with love, compassion, joy and equanimity. By being clear with the expectations I think were on the way.
It will be really nice to get to the Offerdalsfjällen again. This area is a hidden pearl. So I am looking forward to it. It is always also interesting with the examination of new guides.
When it comes to workout I got my self a new target; 80st Push-ups, 80st. sit-ups(both part must be done within 120 S each) 15 pull-ups, 1 mile (1,6km) run under 7 minutes, 1000m clothes swim within 20 minutes and end it up with 19,3km with a backpack with a load of 20,4kg maximum of 180minutes…all in one day in a row…I will give you update how its going ahead…
See ya soon
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This week the blog will contain three parts. I will start with the season thoughts. The autumn is a good time for manifest the knowledge and skills you got, and also put some thought about what to develop. So lets start with some thought here; your thought create your reality, so choose them wisely. The universe is conspiring in your favor. believe it, and it will manifest. Thoughts become things, if you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand. The first step to manifest your dreams is to believe they are possible. Manifestation is not about wishing, it’s about taking inspired action towards your goals. Thinking and looking inside rather than outside…
Spending the weekend in Lunndörrs mountains was terrific. We started the tour from Vålådalens mountain station towards the Lill stensdals mountain, and continuing parallelly with the Smällhögarna towards Vålåstugan mountain hut. Cooking dinner (rein deer filet) and enjoying the evening in the mountains. Early next day we had some breakfast and then at 07.40 we where on the track again. This day the target was Lunndörren mountain hut. With Gråsjöfjället and Trondfjället next to us the hike was really nice. After passing the bridge over Vålån the trail follow’s a ridge with a magnificent view. Soon we got the Lunndörrs mountain hut in our view, and we could have a few minutes of rest. Eager to look into the Lunndörs valley, we where soon on the go again. The pass was: as always tremendous and we went back to the cabin for making dinner. After the dinner we enjoyed the sauna and a bath in the Lunndörrs-tjärn. Early Sunday morning we wnt back to Våldalens Mountain station, with the last days hikes in the view. And as always I left the area with a feeling of melancholia. But soon I will be in the mountain again so no worries.
At last it will be an accurate review of the Lundhags Padje 45L Backpack. This is as I said before, a real stripped model. But from my point of view it is a working machine built for heavy duty. With its aluminum frame you can load it heavy. Be carful with fit in the back, and you will be secure. As it is stripped it just got one pocket. That is fine by me, but it could have been a bit larger though. The price of ~192 Euro is a bit to high. But if you can get discount somewhere buy it , you will like it. You will find it hard to ”overload” it.
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Three days ahead, it is time for a mountain journey again. This time it will be in the Vålådalen area. This trails are mostly located below the three line, but close to the mountains. So it is a very nice area. Last time the media has been holding focus of the situation in Jämtland and the discussion about it it will affect other areas, such as Kebnekaise for example. Up there STF has given the information that they don’t have the same problem. It is a much bigger area and they have already steer it up with pre-booking and so on to the cabins. But what will be my reflection now a week later…It will affect me in the way that it now can be a little longer tours. There is a plan in my mind, so it might be a nice one…This week has a been messy. A lot at work, a lot in the non-profit association among others. And all thinking about all in the mountain and others at the moment take more energy than it gives. So need to slow down. I’m only human…
Listen to this, nice…See ya soon…
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So now it is a fact, that the mountain tourism in the western part of Jämtland will be affected due to the lease agreement between the county government and the Swedish Tourist association. I will split this issue into three parts. First the history.
The last 130 years the Swedish Tourist Association have been having mountain huts and trails between them in this area. At the same time the Sámi have conducted reindeer husbandry in the area. There have been occasional discussions and resistance between the parties, but the business has flown on. The lease agreement has been continued to apply in the meantime. This lease agreement was to be renegotiate in the end of 2023. In the beginning of this year the Swedish Tourist Association tried to start a dialogue with the Amis with limited success.
The second part will be the facts: The Swedish Tourist Association has have focus in guest night at the cabins and mountain stations. The Sami’s has during of couple of years spoken about how the reindeers has been affected of the increased activities such as ski kiting and mountain biking and also the increased number of visitors. The services at the mountain stations has been improved and got a higher status. The Swedish Tourist Association has not been in dialogue with the Sami’s in the area for a long time. Also the Girjas verdict also have in impact in this issue as well. The result of all of this has been that the Swedish Tourist Association has to adept to much of the Sami’s opinions. So the opening times and also the services at the mountain stations and cabins has been affected from my point of view a lot.
The third part, my feelings and opinion: First of all I think the STF has failed here. This due to be to slow at the ball. The greedy of increasing the guest night, has now come to a payback time. It should have been much better to include the Sami’s much earlier. This is of course good for the area, and also from a guide point. The need of guides will now increase. People with less skills need a guide, and also to find other areas when this is fully booked. And again the cabins and mountain stations will be filled with steam from the boiling pots. And also the evenings big contest of which company cooks the best food…And I also think that the “real” mountain people will survival and like this decision in the end. We all love the mountains, don’t we?
I also have continue the review of the Lunhags Padje 45L back pack. With its just 1090g it is a light and stripped one. This means there is just one pocket,
so I have supplemented mine with two pockets at the hip belt as you can see.
It suit me fine and easy to adjust. But I am a bit concerned of the small straps.
Will they be strong enough? But it is big and I will see how much I can pack in it. The price is a bit to high due to what you got will be my opinion. But So far I really like it…
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See ya soon…