Come on a good adventure! In april 2016 you can join me on a beautiful trek/climb at high altitude in remote Rolwaling village in Nepal.
You will experience the beautiful scenery of the majestic Himalayas including the mountains Gaurishankar, Tashi Laptsa and Dorje Lakpa. The trekking route wanders through alpine forests with blooming rhododendron flowers and beautiful native villages. We will trek and climb a small mountain, Yalung Ri 5500m, in this valley. You will also meet Chhiring Dorje Sherpa, a 12-time Everest summiteer and fantastic person who tries to help his valley survive the earthquake. We will also experience Kathmandu and help the tourist industry back to it’s feet.

15% of the price will go directly to rebuilding the Rolwaling village after the earthquake. You are also encouraged to bring supplies needed in the village and help the valley survive.

I will support you with training schedule, answering questions, equipment advice and good deals on equipment. As for experience, you do need to have some previous outdoor experience of hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors, as well as being in good shape. No climbing experience needed.

Below is the itinerary and price.
Screenshot 2015-11-29 16.20.06
Service included in the Price:
Local superguide Chhiring Dorje Sherpa
Co-guide Annelie Pompe
Gaurishankar Conservation Entry Permit, TIMS
Food during the trek
Tents( one tent per member), kitchen tent, dining tent and kitchen equipment
Guide, sherpa, cook, kitchen helpers and porters throughout the trek
Insurance for staff
Vehicle for drop and pick up at the trekking point
4 nights hotel accommodation in 5star hotel  in Kathmandu on BB basis
Airport Pick up and Drop
Emergency medical oxygen, mask and regulator
Management fee

Sevice Not Included in the Price:
International Flights
Personal trekking gears
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency evacuation by helicopter

Price: $2,900/person
Adm registration guide fee: $290/person
(non refundable)
(Note: The above price includes 15% charity amount and value added tax of 13%)

Email me at annelie (a) for registration/questions.

Thanks to Robin Trygg for the photos below of Rolwaling!
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At first I had named it ‘discipline week’ and thought of it with some harshness and squinty eyes, as if going into a bootcamp. It was the week extra I had to stay in Indonesia as my boyfriend had to go back earlier to work and take care of the dog. As I really didn’t have any business at home in the cold and my family was away, I might as well stay a week by myself and focus on writing my new book. I quickly re-named it ‘retreat week’. Because I love retreats. They are more kind and inspiring than a Discipline week

There’s nothing weak about retreating, pulling back, withdrawing. The word has been used more and more in yoga and other spiritual and trendy activities. Going on a retreat means to withdraw from the normal life, to reflect, look within, gather energy, do good things and change habits. There’s really no need to be in Bali for a retreat, it just makes life better and easier to be in a warm, friendly place with great food.

I don’t believe in sitting still and writing for too long at a time, so I wanted to do meaningful things between writing that would support the book’s content. That would be: Yoga, meditation, surfing, reading other inspirational books, listening to podcasts. I decided not to have a schedule, but instead listening to what the body and mind needed most, which is a great exercise.

Retreat advice

  • All you need to do is to mark a week for your retreat, find a place, and make your favourite schedule come true. Decide if you need yoga/meditation classes taught by a instructor or if you want to do your own practise.
  • An early morning start is a good start. It´s more quiet in the morning and it will give you some time to start the day you really want it. If you want a calm retreat you have to start calmly. I started every day with meditation for 10 minutes followed by a slow yoga routine just to wake the body up and see what it needs this morning. I quit coffee as a first thing in the morning and drank a kombucha sitting outside in the daybreak.
  • It’s great to make meditation a habit during a retreat. It takes about 1 week to get into it. I do a minimum of 5 minutes every morning just after waking up, and if it feels good I continue up to 30 minutes. Same in the evening.
  • It’s also a good time to make better eating habits. I stayed away completely from sugar and sweets and ate mostly smoothiebowls and salads. All places had nice health-shots of turmeric, wheatgrass and ginger to add.
  • It quickly gets hot, so the only day to do exercise without getting a headache or heatstroke is early mornings. I switched in between surfing, jogging and vinyasa yoga classes. Followed by breakfast and a hour of writing after breakfast.
  • Ihad a list of books to get through and the hot hours of the day was spent reading or writing in a café or at home. A light lunch and then more writing before evening.
  • I had one or two yoga classes every day in the afternoon. Then a early dinner and reading before a early bedtime. I said no thanks to invitations hanging out with other yogis.


The first obstacle was my boyfriend. We’d been together travelling for so long. The first day I realised it was a terrible idea to stay a week alone. I’d just be missing him all the time, and get no writing done.

Battling restlessness was one of my biggest challenges. Very often when I sit down to write I find that I can´t sit still but start to procrastinate. That’s why it’s good to have a variety of good activities to help. If there was something I’d rather do I’d tell myself ‘ write a full page before you do it’, as if to get a reward.

I had a stomach illness and fever. It wiped away some yoga, surf and eating habits but I kept reading and writing as much as I could muster.

Bali retreat 

I was debating wether to stay in Ubud, but it is just too far away from the ocean. I love Medewi, but it’s not much to choose from in food/yoga. So I stayed on a quiet street in Canggu. I don’t really like Canggu that much, but it’s a place that has great yoga, amazing food and somewhat ok surf. Canggu is convenient. The negatives are that it’s LOTS of tourism, noise and too crowded at the surfbreak, but it’s possible to work around. You can surf super-early morning before the crowds, stay in the more secluded Nelayan street and find the small more hidden spots for writing and eating.

Canggu favourites:
Good writing/eating spots:
Shady shack, dandelion, the daun, organic cafe,
Good yoga places: serenity (has unlimited-week-passes), the practice, samadhi
Good places to stay: the daun, black pearl, serenity

Ever since I heard of their existence, I wanted to meet them. Ever since then I built up expectations. It was a long time ago, and many things changed in the lives of the sea gypsies, and in the world. If we´d arrived 7 years earlier there wouldn´t have been any mobile phones in the village. Maybe not even electricity for a few hours every day. I don´t remember how long they had engines for their boats instead of sails and paddles, but for sure it was different before then. Our friend-of-a-friend-host told us some amazing stories about their previous lifestyle, and we could still se the history carved into the faces of the elders in the village.

It took several days just to get a boatride away from the village. The village itself is very different. It´s built on a shallow part of the ocean and all houses are on wooden (or recently cement) stilts. Yes, the wood rot every 5-6 years and have to be replaced (!). Our new friend told us some houses fell into the ocean a few months ago during some strong winds. Theres work to be done on either houses or boats evey day. The houses are extremely basic and small. There´s nothing more than neccesary, until a few years ago when a few families bought TV´s that are only used the few hours of evening electricity. Its very noisy during those hours. Most of the houses are connected by wooden bridges and walkways that they call ´roads´. Some houses you can only get to by boat or swimming. They get their freshwater supplies by paddling over to mainland to fill plastic containers. Most of them sell fish for a living. But there´s less fish in the ocean nowadays, and even the Bajo have noticed how much more plastic there is in the water. Our host doesn´t think his son will live the same way as his grandfather at all. He hopes he will go work in a a big city. Quite the opposite to the little village life.

There´s not much to do in the village. We go freediving early mornings or late afternoons when the tide is right and when it´s not too hot. All activity is planned according to the mood of the ocean and current weather. Apart from that we go exploring with a little dugout canoe. We sit and talk and eat a little. The main activity is snorkelling/freediving and its all we hoped for. Sulawesi is part of the coral triangle that hosts about 75% of all coral in the world and over 2000 species of fish. I have freedived many places, but this was different from all others. We were quite ´unlucky´ with currents of plastic in the midst of all beauty. That is unfortunately more and more common. It´s less common seeing dead coral and fish becacuse of dynamite fishing, but sadly it still exsits.

Bajo people, or sea gyspies, aren´t really gypsies anymore. Most now live in villages on the water, but in other parts of Malaysia, Burma and Philippines Bajo live on boats still.

One of the best experiences with the Bajo was seeing them in the water and underwater. The kids learn to swim at the same time they learn to walk. They don´t need a swimming teacher, they´ll just learn by themselves and from other kids. I´ve never seen kids and their parent be so natural and unworried around water. There were no female divers or fisher-women, but everyone helps in gathering sea cucumbers for snacks when it´s low tide. We went out with our host and his father on their daily hunt for lunch and dinner. Some days they focused on finding octopus, other days just spearfishing with their handmade spears and googles. They see very well underwater even without goggles but says the eyes hurt after a while. Some of then say they intentionally rupture eardrums as to not have to deal with equalisation. Their technique underwater was amazing to watch. Soundless and effortless. I´m not a judgemental vegetarian, but I must admit it was hard for me to see fish getting caught and suffer, then handled as vegetables.

I left with mixed feelings. It was amazing to see how the sea gypsies lived and their hospitality. I love to see people living so happily with so little of our western comforts, close to nature. At the same time it was sad to see how the new want of money and how the ocean´s decreasing state is already affecting such a small community far away. I´m kind of hoping the western world will realise the beauty and good that comes from living more simply and taking better care of nature this time round.

Fridykning är en fantastisk upplevelse. Man lär sig mycket om sig själv, andning och havet. Det har varit många förfrågningar kring kurser i fridykning så vi har satt kurs-datum redan nu! Jag kommer hålla 3 x 2 kurser i sommar längs vår vackra västkust. På kursen kommer du lära dig enkla tekniker för att andas bättre, vara lugnare i vatten, snorkla tryggare, fridyka djupare och stanna längre under ytan.

Fridykning är ett sätt att känna sig som hemma i havet. I den här intro-kursen kommer du lära dig teori, säkerhet, mental träning, andning och lär känna din kropp och dina tankar på ett nytt sätt. Det är ju dessutom ett vackert och enkelt sätt att utforska den fina världen under ytan. Du kommer också lära dig mer om havsmiljön och hur vi kan ta bättre hand om havet.

Kurserna startar fredag kväll med fridykningsteori och workshop i andning. På lördagen/söndagen gör vi några morgonövningar innan vi åker ut med båt och gör två dyksessioner i natursköna omgivningar. Förhoppningsvis möter vi sälar under det andra dyket! Vi tar max 8 elever/kurs. Klarar du teoretiskt prov och alla övningar kan du bli certifierad.

Vi kommer även göra rena utflykter till fina fridykningsplatser för dig som redan kan grunderna i fridykning. Vi har dock inte satt datum för utfärder än.

– 15-17 Juni Marstrand med Marstrands marina och dyk
1 fredagkväll teori/workshop och en heldags dykning lördag och kanske ytterligare kursdag sönd.
Pris: FULLBOKAT!.- Bokning via mail: butik @

– 13-15 Juli. Hönö med Havskatten
börjar fredag klockan 18:00 och slutar lördag ca 16:00.Vi utgår ifrån Havskatten på Hönö där det finns fantastiskt boende nära havet om man vill/behöver sova över. Boka boende (fr 400/pers) via dem snabbt för de är mycket populära. Där ingår även frukost lördag/söndag morgon innan båtutfärd.
Boka kursen genom att maila anneliepompe (a) så mailar jag mer info. Kan ta lite tid om/när jag är på resande fot.
Pris: 3600.- inkluderar frukost, båtutflykt och workshop.

– 17-19 Aug. Lysekil med Diveteam Lysekil. Kontakta Diveteam i Lysekil, de tar emot intresse och bokningar! Nu nordens största dykcenter.

Early bird pris 4000:-

Ingår inte i priset (Sverige):
– Fridykningsutrustning. Vi kan hjälpa dig att reda ut utrustning med ett närliggande dykcenter, inga problem! Du får låna blyvikter hos oss. Du behöver våtdräkt, flexibelt gummi-viktbälte, cyklop, snorkel och fenor. Boende får du ordna på egen hand men vi kan hjälpa till med tips.

Those words are ture both for the actual travel, and for life itself. Luggage can be many different things. It can be memories, difficult experiences, stories we keep telling ourselves as well as owning a lot of things. If you have a heavy load of experiences you haven’t processed but just pushed away you might have a kind of spiritual heaviness. If you have done someting bad and not forgiven yourself for it, it can also be a very heavy load to carry. Maybe a lightweight mind is a happy mind, at least for a while. as long as we’re human there will always be ups and downs.

So what’s to gain from travelling with less luggage?
– More freedom. A feeling of lightweightness.

It works in real life, and while Iäm in the midst of travelling right now. We’ll be away for about 7-12 weeks depending on circustrances with only a 40L backpack each – and a surfboard. The baggage is including a freediving equipment, underwater camera housings and a ipad with keybord for writing on. It doesn’t leave much room for clothes and the rest. It makes it a lot easier to choose clothes everyday. I also need to be able to do a simplified workut every other day aswell as yoga. Yoga mats are big and clumsy, even the travel ones. I reasearched a bit and found that the most lightweight alternative was a yoga towel. It gets sticky when moist and can be put on any floor. I also brought a rubber band for resistance training. So far I love it. What can be troublesome with having only a few things, is small details like loosing the only pair of socks I brought. :-)

If you are interested this is what my minimum packing looks like. All is packed into lightweight Exped packbags and backpacks.

Miminum amount of clothes:

– 1 full set of rain clothes gear. The most lightweight from Bergans

– 1 Merino wool sweather from Devold for cold nights

– 1 pair of long pants

– 1 pair of long tights

– 2 pair of shorts

– 3 tank tops

– 2 t-shirts

– 1 long and short dress

– 5 bikinis/underwear

– 1 rashguard

Additional need-to-haves;

– Leaatherman tool

– Kinesiotape

– Triggerball

– Minimum amount of conditioner/sunlotion to refill on the way.

Technichal and freediving gear;

– Beauchat semi long fins

– Cressi nano mask

– Lightweiht snorkel

– Olympus OMD camera with 8mm and 12-42 mm lenses

– Olympus tough camera

– Battery pack

– Ipad mini

– Mini bluetooth keyboard

På datorn fanns ett dokument som hette ‘nybok’. På något märkligt sätt har den nyligen transformerats till två böcker. Innehållet har varierat, men en, eller två, böcker ska det bli. Och de ska bli bra. Enligt teorin att man blir som bäst på det man tycker om, så ska boken/böckerna handla om något jag tycker om, nämligen frihet, enkelhet, naturen och inre äventyr. Om att lyssna inåt istället för utåt. Om att hitta sin inre styrka. Passion och inspiration är viktigt. Och vad du vill läsa är viktigt. :)
Så vad skulle du vilja läsa om?
Vad vill du att jag skriver om?
Kommentera gärna nedan! :)

Jag har ‘prov-skrivit’ lite, och landade mjukt i denna paragraf;
Det finns kanske något i ordet ‘enkelhet’ som får oss att slappna av. Vi andas ut, axlarna sänks och ögonen slappnar av. Det är känslan av att ha tid, frihet, lugn och fokus. Kanske handlar boken lite om att leva ett lite enklare liv. Inte nödvändigtvis lättare, utan enklare. Och roligare. Vi kan skapa en enklare livsstil som frigör tid till att göra det som är meningsfullt. Och göra världen lite bättre samtidigt. När man lever enklare skapar man plats för att leva mer. Sinnet blir lättare då det slipper ta hand om och organisera prylar. Överallt vi tittar idag blir vi påminda om att köpa mer så att vi kan bli lyckligare, snyggare och mer omtyckta. Men om du inte är nöjd med livet idag, finns det inget du kan köpa i veckan som förändrar det. Ett enklare liv börjar inifrån; Med att hitta passionen, att lita på sig själv och att hålla sig motiverad.

Som om det inte vore nog att skriva en egen ny bok så håller jag på att skriva en bok tillsammans med min kära vän och kollega i tystnadsretreat, mod och inre äventyr, Cecilia Duberg. Den boken ska handla om tystnad.

Någon undrade hur man går tillväga när man skriver en bok. Alla författare har säkert egna sätt och ritualer kring skrivandet och jag har inspirerats av flera av dem. Så här gör jag rent praktiskt:
1. skriver ner en kolumn med teman / titlar
2. skriver ner kapitel och underordnar underkapitel och ideér
3. båda listorna ovan får gå igenom flera omgångar av tillägg och borttagningar
4. börja skriva lite här och där i kapitlen där det känns mest inspirerande.
5. gör research kring nya och gamla ämnen för att få nya tankar och inspiration.
6. löptränar eller vandrar i naturen och kommer på nya tankar och ideér under tiden.
7. jobbar med en inspirerande och duktig redaktör på ett trevligt förlag.

Fotograf till bilden ovan: Denise Lissert 

Christmas is a wonderful ‘pause’ in my life. It’s a few days or weeks with less e-mails, less things that I think I ‘have to do’ and more time with family and friends. It’s a wonderful time because there is time with no plans! Having time like that has been one of my keys to having less bad stress in life.

I worked a lot this last year. I love all my 7 jobs as a business owner, but there was a time where I worked WAY TOO MUCH. Working a lot has the same affect on the body and ming as hard training. They both break down. Without proper recovery you will not get any better at anything. Warning-bells started ringing, and I listened. I started to feel tiredness (which was a totally new feeling! When someone asked how I was and I said ‘tired’, it sounded strange), I had bad sleep and was forgetting things. From that on I said ‘no’ to all new work requests, even though part of me loved the challenge of squeezing another assignment in.

I found the best recovery in a few steps:

  1. Back to basics. It’s easy really, but equally easy to ‘forget’. Make sure you eat well, do your exercise and sleep as much as you need. When you feed the body and mind all of the above you’ll get back to a basic level of wellbeing.
  2. Resting the mind. The mind can easily get into the habit of planning. It then forgets to be present. Thinking of planning and all that needs to be done, and all that extra that could also be done with some more thinking is stressful. To allow the mind to rest I had days with no-plans-at-all. They always end up in the outdoors. I went for long walks with the dog, took photos, and explored new places on the islands. When the weather was boring I spent time in my house boat reading books or fixing stuff which always makes me calm.
  3. Plan the future better. From then on I decided to have a minimun of two completely free days every week during my busy work-months. Knowing that there is space for recovery and freedom I can work hard in periods.

As I’m enjoying the december of 2017, I’m already looking forward to next year! When you want to make something happen, the trick is to put it in the calendar :-D We have already made some fun plans (will tell you more later), and some of those are open expeditions/courses you can join. For the first part of 2018 there we have these fun trips open for bookings:

Learn to freedive with Whale sharks and on coral reefs in the Maldives!  March 20-30
Organized by Scubatravel, Scandinavias dive travel expert. Open for all levels.
Read more here!

Weekend silent retreat at LOKA 20-22 April
Me and Cecilia Duberg are hosting one of our popular silent retreats ‘modig och mindful’
Read more and book here

Yoga Games 27-29 April
I’m teaching breathwork and co-hosting a talk/workshop on silence with Cecilia Duberg. It’s now open for bookings. You get 30 Euros/300 Sek discount with code ‘Annelie’ for the whole weekend.
Book here!

Askersund outdoor 25-26 May
I’ll be giving a open talk, an outdoor yoga class and hanging out with 24hourMeals

Summer 2018
Freediving intro courses in Sweden. Dates will be updated spring 2018. But if you want to give a course as a christmas gift you can contact me for a gift card.

Summer 2018
Exploring Lofoten with Bergans Turglede. A week of hiking, kayakaing, yoga, surf, snorkelling and climbing. A goodiebag of fun adventures to try out for anyone with basic fitness. More info soon.

In the fall I will be guiding a expedition with hiking in Nepal, which there will also be more info on sooon.

‘Come home immediately’, one e-mail said. Maybe jokingly, but friendly. I have seen the volcano far away. I have seen the dramatic newspaper headlines, and they don’t match. Yes, people are stranded because the airport is closed. But is it chaos? No. The disaster headlines in the online news are made to gather ‘clicks’. It makes it very hard for us to know what to believe, and what to spend our precious time reading.

On that note our students from the silent retreat haven’t made it home yet. I’m sad for them and our travel agency who is working hard to get them home. But they are maybe the most mentally prepared tourists. They are stuck as the airport is closed with over 70 000 more people. Others are stuck in their countries having their vacation ‘ruined’ by the volcano. It’s a reminder of the power of nature. It is what it is and there’s nothing we can do to change it. The western world and culture likes control, and it’s called ‘chaos’ when its disrupted. When you can’t go home to your job that is waiting for you, shouldn’t there be a better understanding? Bali is maybe one of the best places in the world to be ‘stuck’. It’s a thousand times worse for the local population nearby the volcano who might loose their homes and livelihood in the lahars, floods of debris. It’s worse for nature that will be covered in ashes and take a long time to recover. With that comparison t’s not that hard for tourists being ‘stranded’ on Bali.

I’m not leaving until later in december, but my boyfriend is flying in from a nearby island this week for our last days on the island. I’m really hoping he makes it over to Bali and I know he’ll find a way around the closed airport if he have to.

It seems so simple. Take a breath of air and dive as deep as you want into the ocean. But you have to make it back up to the surface, and you have to stay calm. You will be alone. You will meet your doubts, strengths and all of your mind in one single dive. So freediving isn’t that simple. Neither is teaching freediving. You’ll have as many different courses as there are students. Each student is different. Each student will have a different adventure during a course. It’s a pure joy to follow that adventure and see people grow.

That’s what we did the last week. We could see change in peoples eyes. Little by little the students started to trust their bodies amazing reaction to being underwater. It’s usually the mind that messes up a dive. As soon as you start thinking too much, the dive is ruined. Freediving is about being more in the body and less in the busy mind. It’s more about letting go than trying to achieve more. It’s about having less stress and pressure and just enjoy the water.

And we did enjoy the water! Soft, blue 30 degree water in the ocean welcomed us every day. After 4 days of training we celebrated the new feeling of comfort in the water by freediving with manta rays. Compared to scuba divers below we had complete freedom to move around the beautiful animals. They were flying around us like underwater birds. Then we finished off by freediving one of the most beautiful coral reefs in Bali.

The next weeks will be more about meeting oneself to find inner strength. Me and Cecilia Duberg is teaching a 5 day silent retreat in Medewi, Bali, and then I’m teaming up with Hanli Prinsloo and I Am Water to teach more freediving and save the ocean a little bit more. :)

As we’re now in a more rural area there’s very weak wifi, I can’t connect my phone to the laptop and photos from the last course with Scubatravel will have to wait.

They will grab hold of every part of you, into the smallest cell and memory. They change your life and they don’t let go as you try to leave them behind. There is something very special about the Himalayan mountains. It’s an experience that lasts a lifetime. Before the trip I thought of it as ‘just a job’. Sure I love my guide job, Nepal and the mountains and my friends there, but I thought that Everest had finally let go of me. I was wrong. It might sound strange, but I could feel it’s presence and soon as we landed.

It’s not all about the mountains. I think it’s my 9’th time in Nepal, and I should be used to it by now. But the magic of the country and the people isn’t something you get used to. The compassion and honest thoughtfulness is overwhelming. The rest of the group felt the same. It’s great to travel with first-time-Nepal-visitors and see the country through their eyes and impressions. The main reason I want to come back to Nepal over and over again is because of my Sherpa friends as well as the environment. I climbed Everest with Chhiring Dorje Sherpa, and he is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He is my role model and good friend. I want to climb mountains just to climb with him. I want to climb mountains to be in the base camp and hear the wind in the fabric of the tent, to be in my sleeping bag reading a book, and to go exploring with my camera while the body is adapting to altitude. I want to climb mountains because I like to be on the move, hiking every day for hours. I love the simplicity of walking in nature. My wish to climb mountains doesn’t have much to do with conquering or standing on a summit.

Last year I lost a climbing friend on mount Everest. I found myself looking for his memorial stone amongst the other lost souls. When he walked this trail to the mountain last year he didn’t know he wouldn’t walk back down. Eventually I found a big flat stone, carried it in my backpack for a few days and then wrote a memory for him. Chhiring performed a small ceremony and I think it helped.

I was lucky to have a very strong and positive group to work with. Up to Everest base camp they are probably the strongest group I have had on that altitude. They listened well, was breathing good and followed advice, but it doesn’t help against infections and bacteria in the stomach. Some had to give up. 7 of us ended up on top of the mountain Island peak 6160m. I was there trying it out 12 years ago and it was like climbing a totally different mountain. It had changed by a glacier and icefall into a totally different and fun experience. Walking a ladder across a crevasse is always refreshing!

Before the climb we hiked to Everest base camp and up Kala pathar. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. I agree because of the view and sceneries, but I think there is too many people on the trail. I will not guide this trip again. I prefer the more remote treks and mountains away from the crowds, wifi and noise. Next year I’ll guide for my partner Bergans Turglede and look forward to doing diffferent kinds of hiking and climbing trips in Nepal.

When you hike you have time to think. You might even think better than usual. The mountains might remind you about important things. I realised I have been goal-less for some time. Since I tried to learn to fly paragliding and hurt my shoulder the focus has been on rehab and getting my house boat in order. Now I want to get back on development track, more performance than just training. I have been waiting for a insight. Suddenly I saw it clearly in the sky. Helicopter. I want to be a helicopter pilot. I have always wanted to. When I sat in one of the mountain heli’s I realised it’s time. I look forward to a new adventure; flying.

Below is a few photos from the last weeks in Nepal: Camera Olympus OMD Mark II

It’s been the usual’ before a expedition: Preparation. Times my great 10 participants. Times 10 more experiences! We’ve had a busy day in Kathmandu and now we’re leaving to do one of the world’s most spectacular flights; Kathmandu to Lukla at 2800m to start one of the most beautiful hikes in the world. We are all looking forward to change the smog and stuffy air towards the thin fresh air higher up. After the ‘warm up hike’ to Everest base camp we are going to climb a ‘real’ mountain; The trekking peak Island peak, 1689m, a beautiful little mountain situated like a island in a glacier.

We’re going to have bits and pieces of internet so I’ll update family, friends an followers on the way. (I like to be able to share photos and experiences on the way, but I also liked it the first time I was here over 10 years ago – there was no wifi up there, but another kind of connection ;-)

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Vi ska göra ett världsrekordförsök för att rädda Göteborgs hav! All vinst går till att börja rädda vallgraven. Målet är att vattnet ska vara så rent att vi kan simma i vallgraven. Men vi behöver hjälp.

Vi hoppas sätta värdsrekord i antal deltagare i ett yoga & andningspass i Serneke arena i Göteborg. Jag och Maria Cerboni kommer att guida dig igenom enkel och skön yoga och andningsövningar. Alla kan deltaga! Ta med dig dina vänner, släktingar och bekanta!

Torsdag 5 Oktober kl 17.30-18.30 (insläpp från 16.30)
Yogan kommer hållas i Serneke Arena
(Krutvägen 2-4, 415 28 Göteborg)
Du tar dig enkelt hit med lokaltrafik: Hållplatsen för avstigning heter Kviberg.

Här finns mer info:

– Ta med dig yoga/träningsmatta eller handduk.
– Kom som du är! Det går att yoga i alla slags kläder och det är inget svettigt pass.
– Lämna väskor hemma. Väskor/påsar/bagage/stora jackor samt mat etc är inte tillåtet i lokalen och om du har med dig detta kommer du ej komma in på arenan.
– Dörren till inträde stängs kl:17.30 så kom i tid!

För att deltaga krävs att du skänker minst 40kr och kan visa upp ett aktivt swisch-kvitto samt din, legitimation vid inträde. All vinst går oavkortat till Göteborgsbaserade The Perfect World Foundation som kommer arbeta med att rensa upp vallgraven i Göteborg som leder ut i älven och havet.

SWISH minst 40:-
Ange: YOGA som meddelande
Swish nummer : 90 03 880

Vill du boka in ett helt gäng med personer eller ditt företag kontakta: för en faktura.

Maria skräpplockning i vallgraven.

My whole world is moving. The boat is shivering as waves crash against the steel of the hull. Sometimes my fingers are pulled away from the laptop by a big wave or gust of wind movement. I look out through the window to see the waves. As I’m sitting in the livingroom couch I feel the whole boat coming to life underneath me. My hearing has become better. I hear every new sound and know what it comes from. I feel everything that happens in the hull in my own body. It is as if me and the boat has become a single being.

My house/boat is on a floating dock which is exposed to winds and waves from south. Today there is 13-19 m/s winds, and big waves from that very direction. The first few hours I was a little worried. I watched what happened and tried to do as much pre-damage control as possible. I hung another car tire as protection towards the dock. I put childproof/waveproof locks on the drawers as I had put that task aside way too long. Now the drawers stay closed as the boat is moving side to side and it’s much more quiet. The main sounds are waves against the outside of the hull, the wind through the sailboats on the other side, and the rain on the windows. The rain is falling and flying horizontally towards me. I probably should have moved the boat into the protected harbour but it was full. Now the boat can’t be driven anywhere in these winds.

Everything is moving and changing by the minute.There is no use trying to hold on to anything. So instead I relax and let the ocean gently rock me back and forth. Surrendering to the movement. I know that if I leave the boat, the ground underneath me will keep moving for a few hours. As if I still have the ocean beneath me. It’s a memory inside the body. I like it. This is partly scary as I’m worrying about the boat, but at the same time I’m enjoying the power of nature. It’s inspiring. It made me write this blogpost. I’m not complaining. This is nothing compared to what’s happening in Florida.

Keeping warm and dry while exploring makes it much more fun.
Algae washed/blown up 10m from the ocean

There will be more rain.

Hönö är en av de vackraste platserna i Sverige att fridyka på. Mjuka rosa klippor bryter av det vilda havet och dess värld under ytan. Årets första fridykningskurs visade Hönö från sin bästa sida. Väderprognosen ändrade sig i sista stund och lovade blå himmel och solsken. Till denna kursen samarbetade vi med det nybyggda vandrarhemmet Havskatten som ligger bara ett par meter från havet. Havskatt är annars en fisk med väldigt speciellt utseende.

Eleverna samlades i Havskattens konferenslokal för teori och sedan andhållningsövningar. En nybörjare lyckades hålla andan i över 5 minuter efter lite övningar och trick. Morgonen efter började på bryggan med yogaövningar och stretching för att förbereda kroppen för dagens dyk. Efter en hälsosam frukost gjorde eleverna skrivet prov innan vi hoppade i våtdräkter och åkte ut med kapten Svenne på Havskattens båt.

Fridykning kan enkelt delas in i två kategorier; djupdykning och nöjesdykning. De kan såklart kombineras, men det är stor skillnad på att dyka djupt längs en lina med boj och vikter, till skillnad från att dyka fritt längs klippor eller korallrev och kolla på fiskar. Vi gjorde både och. Att dyka vid lina gör att man tryggt kan öva upp sin tryckutjämning och förmågan att stanna längre under ytan. Allt det man lär sig kan man ta med sig när man sedan fridyker med sälar! Sälarna är mycket duktigare fridykare än oss, och för att ha en chans måste vi närma oss långsamt. Det är nästan som en militär operation när vi simmar tyst runt en kobbe. Några knubbiga och fega sälar har redan lämnat sin sol-klippa medans två vackra exemplar ligger kvar och låter oss få ögonkontakt i några långa minuter innan de glider ner i havet och försvinner. Vi hade oerhört dålig sikt, men på grunt djup fick vi ändå en fin upplevelse! Tack alla elever och Havskatten Svenne för en fin helg!

There is something about living in small spaces. Maybe that’s where adventures happen; tents, tree houses, house boats and camper vans. The less space to live in, the less to take care of, and the more time spent outdoors on adventures. Me and my boyfriend found a opportunity to get away, and we did. Spending as little time as possible travelling to a surfable and somewhat warm ocean we chose Portugal. They recently had a money-back campaign if you didn’t get any waves.

We got waves – and wind. A north atlantic storm slowly made it’s way over Europe and our surf. We tried hiding in corners of the country and did quite well. We went south and west.I’ve half owned a surfer van before and slept in other RV’s and am very much at home with small spaces. When the purple/pink van showed up on airbnb it was a given choice! Driving the van was a bit of a workout and we wanted to spend most time outdoors, so we kept the driving to a minimum.

It’s extremely effective, fun and amazing to be able to sleep well in your vehicle. Transport and accomodation in one! All you have to do is to pack simply and keep order in the van. It wasn’t the most easy-to-keep-in-order van as there wasn’t many compartments for stuff.  The owner agreed he could do better but hadn’t had time. We had a gas stove for cooking, a freezer box for ice and fresh groceries, a mobile phone charger, a table and chairs and a camping shower. We brought surfboards, freediving gear and a minimum amount of clothes. As for caring about the carbon footprint, it’s better to use one of the newer RV’s or vans or one with low fuel consumption, and you can use diesel or alkylate gas to improve it.

Here is a few unsorted photos from the trip:
The photos are taken with the Olympus OMD-EM5 and Olympus Tough TG5

Det kändes faktiskt så, som om jag hade nya ögon. De var känsligare än innan. Vind och luft upplevdes på ett nytt sätt när det inte satt en kontaktlins i vägen. Jag tror att min pojkvän blivit trött på all information om hur annorlunda världen ser ut. Inte för att något förändrats i min inställning eller världen utanför, utan allt som förändrats var min hornhinna! :)

Det är idag exakt 3 veckor sedan jag gjorde ögonlasern. Jag har nyss varit på tre-veckors kontrollen på Memira och allt såg bra ut. Världen ser också bra ut. Den är skarpare och alla ljus är liksom mjukare än innan. Jag är fortfarande förundrad över att man kan göra så här! Förundran är bra.

Jag lyckades alltså att inte vara i bassäng, fridyka eller hoppa i havet på tre veckor. Nu är det bara en vecka till med lite försiktigare aktiviteter. Nu är jag ändå mitt i massa föreläsnings-jobb, så det går bra. Tajmingen kunde inte vara bättre. Jag ser verkligen fram emot att leva livet på sommaren utan att behöva släpa runt på kontaktlinser, att kunna öppna ögonen under vattnet, att vakna på morgonen och se klart direkt, eller vakna mitt i natten och kolla till tampar och rep utan att leta glasögon. Jag fick just reda på att Memira ger bort kundernas gamla glasögon till en organisation som heter ‘vision for all’, som langar glasögonen vidare till länder där invånarna inte har råd med egna glasögon, så nu lämnar jag bort de gamla plastbågarna till bättre behövande!


I listened to a inspiring TED-talk from a psychologist. He talked about not being a ‘real doctor’, because he didn’t work with the illnesses of the body. Psychology is a relatively new science, but still there is not as common to talk about illnesses of the mind, or ‘mental hygiene’. We care a lot about having a healthy body, but less about having a healthy mind. We talk about the causes of stress, when stress is usually a cause in the mind. How we handle important things like stress and defeat, loneliness and pain happens in the mind rather than in the body.

As we try to feed our bodies better food, we could try to feed our minds with better food aswell. Maybe you have noticed how some foods and some events affect your mind. Maybe you have noticed what happens in your mind when you feed it facebook, endless bad news and gossip. How does your mind feel when you bring it into the forest, ocean or mountains?

I guess it starts with awareness. Being more aware of how your mind works, and how it affects your daily life. How can you affect your mind? What you do want to feed it? That is food for thought. :)

This blogpost is a honest cooperation with Trekz titanium wireless headphones

I’m finally back to trail running! It’s been a week since my eye surgery and now I’m allowed to train as usual again. I love running with music and I love running with the sounds of nature. Generally I mix running with (on roads) and without music (in nature), until I got offered to try a new pair of headphones. As they sit just in front of the ear the advertisement said that the music would go through the cheek-bone, which sounds like science fiction, but somehow it works – and you hear your surroundings at the same time! It is like having a soundtrack to reality!

I also like to use my bike rides to listen to podcasts, but it’s of course not very safe to not hear the traffic, so these headphones will join me on bikerides as well. The headphones are wireless and mostly made out of titanium which makes them lightweight and comfortable. The sound is not close to as good as in normal headphones as it’s kind of flat, but I can recommend them to anyone who wants to listen to music in a outdoor activity and be safe at the same time.

Intresset för fridykning ökar i Sverige! Det är jättekul, och jag vill gärna dela med mig av det jag lärt mig de senaste åren. Jag kommer hålla 3 nybörjarkurser i sommar längs vår vackra västkust. Hönö och Marstrand är klara, men även Lysekil är på gång. Vi tar max 8 elever/kurs. Du kan lära dig enkla tekniker för att snorkla tryggare, fridyka djupare och stanna längre under ytan.

Fridykning är ett sätt att känna sig som hemma i havet. I den här intro-kursen kommer du lära dig teori, säkerhet, mental träning, andning och lär känna din kropp och dina tankar på ett nytt sätt. Det är ju dessutom ett vackert och enkelt sätt att utforska den fina världen under ytan. Du kommer också lära dig mer om havsmiljön och hur vi kan ta bättre hand om havet.

Kurserna i Sverige startar fredag kväll med teori och workshop i andning. På lördagen gör vi några morgonövningar innan vi åker ut med båt och gör två dyksessioner i natursköna omgivningar. Förhoppningsvis möter vi sälar under det andra dyket!

– 11-13 Augusti. Marstrand
1 fredagkväll teori/workshop och en heldags dykning lördag och kanske ytterligare kursdag sönd.
Pris: 2800.- Bokning via denna länk. Endast workshop 300:-

– 30 Juni- 1 Juli. Hönö
börjar fredag klockan 18:00 och slutar lördag ca 16:00.Vi utgår ifrån Havskatten på Hönö där det finns fantastiskt boende nära havet om man vill/behöver sova över. Boka boende (fr 400/pers) via dem snabbt för de är mycket populära. Där ingår även frukost lördag morgon innan båtutfärd.
Boka kursen genom att maila anneliepompe (a) så mailar jag mer info.
Pris: 3100.- inkluderar båtutflykt och workshop.

– 8-9 Juli. Lysekil. Kontakta Diveteam i Lysekil, de tar emot intresse och bokningar!

– 27 November – 3 December. Bali. Tillsammans med min bästa vän Hanli Prinsloo och I am Water Ocean travel har vi ett unikt fridykningsretreat på en magisk ö utanför Bali. Mer info och bokning via denna länk.

Nybörjare är mycket välkomna!! Ingen tidigare erfarenhet behövs. Åldersgräns mellan 16-90.
Ev. ‘dyker det upp’ fler kursmöjligheter så håll ögonen öppna :-)

Ingår inte i priset (Sverige):
– Fridykningsutrustning. Vi kan hjälpa dig att reda ut utrustning med ett närliggande dykcenter, inga problem! Du behöver våtdräkt, viktbälte, blyvikter, cyklop, snorkel och fenor. Boende får du ordna på egen hand men vi kan hjälpa till med tips.

Fridykning i Sverige:








Det var dags för vårstädning igen. Jag tycker inte om att prylar inte används. För några år sedan lämnade, sålde och skänkte jag och dåvarande sambon 70% av allt vi ägde. Det var en lättnad. Det är en lättnad varje gång jag lämnar bort grejer och nu är det dags igen. Det är bättre för planeten att saker som redan finns används istället för att mer ska tillverkas. Detta är prylar jag inte använder eller behöver längre. De finns för enkelhetens skull till salu en vecka framöver via tradera (länkar nedan varje pryl). Pengarna ska jag använda till att köpa en el-flakmoped :-)

Satellit telefon Iridium Extreme som har varit på toppen av mt. Everest

I mycket gott skick. inkl. alla laddare och tillbehör. Iridium Extreme 9575 är den tuffaste satellittelefonen hittills. Den har en fullt integrerad GPS och onlinespårningstjänst, inställningar för nödsändning, inklusive den första någonsin inbyggda programmerbara SOS-knappen med individuellt anpassade meddelanden. Telefonen är ruggad och erbjuder fortfarande röstsamtal av hög kvalitet, SMS, låg data kapacitet, och mycket mer. Tillsammans med Iridium AxcessPoint förvandlar du din satellittelefon till en personlig trådlös hotspot. Samtliga Iridium satellittelefon/er kan användas överallt på jorden. Nypris ca 12000. Tradera-länk

Monofena glide guld stl 37

I fint skick! Bra träningsfena i både hav och pool. Snyggt guldfolie på framsidan. Sitter som bäst på en stl. 37 fot och får plats med en tunn neoprensocka. Tradera-länk.

Liten monofena för träning

Finis träningsfena stl XS. Passar stl 35-38. Tradera länk.

Patagonia R2 surfdräkt.

I bra skick. Svart eco-neoprene på utsidan och mjuk (grå) merinoull på insidan vilket gör att den är varmare än andra surfdräkter i liknande tjocklek. Fantastiskt varm. Bra i vattentemp från 15-20 grader. Ej huva. Stl 6 UK ca 36-38 EUR. Gissningsvis sitter den bäst på någon som är mellan 160-170 cm lång och väger mellan 50-65kg. Använd totalt 6-8 ggr. Tradera-länk.

Oceaner fridykningsdräkt 3mm guldfärg stl S

Tävlings och träningsdräkt för fridykning i mjukt fantastiskt yamamoto neopren. 3mm tjockt. ‘Open cell’ på insidan vilket kräver vatten, schampo eller olja för att ta på sig. Smoothskin med vacker guldfärg på utsidan. Dräkten är extremt mjuk men också ömtålig. Passar bäst för tävling och träningsdyk, ej vid klippor där man kanske kommer mot med knän mm. Använd under en tävling (ca 8 dyk) och ett svenskt rekord i FIM 72m djup.
Storlek S passar bäst för någon 160-168cm lång, ca 52-60kg. Tradera länk

Poseidon besea harness standard grey

Använd endast 1 gång för test. Tradera-länk.

Dyktub 300 bar 3L

Ej använd. Provtryckt OK. Tradera-länk.

Gopro hero 4

Använd några veckor endast. Tradera-länk.

Canon 400D digitalkamera med ultrasonic 17-85 IMS lins

Min första systemkamera. Inkl batterier, batteriladdare. Har tagit många fina bilder med denna! Tradera-länk