One photo was enough. I had to climb that mountain. It’s as if the mountain was speaking to me.  it’s happened before. Everest called me when I was just 10 years old. I had to climb Everest. It was a dream. And dreams keep popping up. Last time a peak called me was in early february when the ‘sharkfin’ in Patagonia just had to be climbed. It was an amazing adventure. Last… Läs mer

Me and one of my favourite ex-boyfriends had a saying: less than 3 activities in one day and we call it a ‘rest-day’. This weekend was all but a rest day. During the saturday I was part of a new concept in a freshly restored ocean-hotel and conference which is now also a spa! Tanumstrand. It’s situated right on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world; the Swedish west coast…. Läs mer

When I heard he reached the summit I was so certain of that he was strong enough to he’d get down again. As if the alternative didn’t even exist. Even though 80% of the accidents happen on the way down. I know he really really wanted to reach the summit. It was his 4’th try (?) though some report says 5. In the midst of sadness I’m happy he finally got to see… Läs mer

text in english below the photos Jag har försökt döda en fisk. Det var i Bahamas när jag fridök med harpunfiskare. Jag hade en kamera, de hade vapen. Under en middag med dem smakade jag på en liten del av den fisk som de hade dödat, efter att ha varit vegetarian i 10 år. Jag tror att harpunfiske är den bästa formen av hållbart fiske så länge de inte fiskar ut reven…. Läs mer

He was on the summit of Everest one day after me. 21’st of may he paraglided from the summit down to earth, landing by a really rough river which he river kayaked all the way to the ocean together with a friend. You might expect him to be a big, tough macho man. But he’s a small Nepali guy with a huge smile and a big heart. I remember hearing about him… Läs mer

It’s all about people. Knowing more than half the people in the group, I knew it would be a good one. I know that people affect each other. If they are all mostly optimistic with a flexible mindset, it will be a great group dynamic. If they have a great inspiring leader it gets even better. That leader is my great friend Chhiring Dorje Sherpa. He was the guide. I was the… Läs mer

I’m home. That’s what it feels like landing in Kathmandu, amongst the mountains. I’m not much of a city person, but I like Kathmandu for a few days. And I love the Himalaya. I’m so grateful to be able to share this with guiding a group of 8 swedes, and we’re here to do good on this charity expedition into the Rolwaling valley. I’m super happy to again meet and work with… Läs mer

I have been living with the classical goal-setting mind. I love dreamy high goals. They motivate me and give me energy to go beyond my limits. I have always believed that if you don’t know where you are going – how will you get anywhere at all? Like the Alice in Wonderland moment: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ”Which road… Läs mer

Have you heard the sound of snow falling on the ocean? Have you watched perfect snowflakes melting to water? Do you know the smell of the sea mixing with winter? All photos are taken with the Olympys tough TG-3.

Sayulita is a easy going town on the Mexican west coast just north of Puerto Vallarta. People drive around in golf cars with surfboards on the roofs. Or they walk barefoot and drink beer or green smoothies or both. Mexican cowboys mix with american tourists, surfers and bohemic yogis. Plastic are more or less banned and the food is mostly organic. It’s a small paradise. How can it not when there is… Läs mer

By climbing Antarctica I realised how big this project was. What a way to finish. Antarctica is on the bottom of the world, almost opposite from Sweden and just really really far away. And outherworldy beautiful and grand. It was like being on another planet in all white silence. It was also a great reminder from the mountains that we are there on their grace, never to conquer or win over the… Läs mer

Patagonia. There was magic in the air. I inhaled it and it will stay with me forever. And I will have to go back. The place made such a big impression I’m still overwhelmed. So I might have to go back just to check it again – and take more photos. And climb more mountains. I have been climbing since I was 14 years old, and suddenly I felt like a child… Läs mer

How much you enjoy reaching the summit of a mountain is in direct proportion to how much you had to fight to reach it, as well as how much time and dreams you invested. As have my 7 summits quest grown during the years. One of my team mates said he wanted to be on my rope team just to see a 7-summiteer finish. And that´s the first time I fully realised;… Läs mer

there is a strength in numbers in a climbing team, if not too many. Ot might sound strange but most important for each climber is to be ‘selfish’. You have to take care of yourself or you will be a liability to the team. If you are warm, well replenished and safe you will be helping the team to be stronger. But you can’t be strong all the time, and that’s when… Läs mer

Yesterday I woke up to the sound of snow fallling on the tent fly, one of my favourite sounds. Then the feeling of something being wrong. It was probably wrong the day before too, or I’m too optimistic. While inhanling I coughed a deep painful knife-sensation in my chest. My body felt tender and a little feverish. Not good. Last weeks cold was back and lot worse. The old me might have… Läs mer

there was almost too many impressions in one day. First the luck of flying out in a weather window, inside a russian freight airplane. Then landing on blue ice. Anarctica. Stepping out of the plane in the big altitude boots, thickest down jacket and goggles was like stepping onto a new planet, not knowing how the ground would feel under the feet. Icy col and very slippery we all shuffled around with… Läs mer

As often on expeditions, life is defined by weather. We leave control behind and give in to what nature presents to us. It gives us wind. It was a bumpy landing in Punta Arenas, one of the most southern cities in the world. The wind was howling around the airport and our organizer said we need a weather window of at least 13 hours to be able to land on the ice… Läs mer

There are memories that last forever, and there is mud that will never wash away. The Bergans pants on the photo above will never be clean again. Carstensz was a challange equipmentwise. We had to keep out gear at a weight minimum to be able to travel fast and easy through the jungle and tricky terrain. It was extremely wet and humid and some gear was never dry for over 2 weeks…. Läs mer

Sometimes, everything comes together in perfect timing. I don’t know why if it wasn’t meant to be. I think I had the best trip of my life. That’s not to say a little. It’s hard to explain. One thing that made it so special might have been the lack of expectations. I tried to read up on the expedition, but there was not a lot to be found. Just that it was… Läs mer

Text in english below the photos Titeln är en av förhållningsreglerna på nästa expedition. Jag ska till Papua och bestiga mt. Carstensz pyramid, 4884m. Det är det högsta berget på den oceaniska kontinenten. Det är min 6’e av de 7 summits. Jag var på väg redan förra året, men mitt knä var inte helt återhämtat från en titthålsoperation. Det är 110km till berget enkel väg, så det är viktigt att ha bra… Läs mer