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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

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

Kanske var det syrebrist. Kanske fick jag en riktig insikt. För ett hundratal meter under toppen, på väg ner,  insåg plötsligt jag hur meningslöst det är att bestiga en topp. Vid insikten log jag stort mot utsikten, till synes utan anledning. Det var i samband med att 66-åriga Emilio (som försökt nå toppen 4 gånger) ramlade ihop i det branta stenraset. (Senare framgick det att han letade efter sin ”magic stick”. Jag tror han var desillusionerad.)… Läs mer

Hur kul det är att nå toppen på ett berg är i direkt relation till hur jobbig eller meningsfull vägen dit är. Om berget hade skrivit en spelplan för min toppattack hade den sett ut så här: 1. Hehehe, nu ska hon allt få. På med stark vind och iskyla under morgontimmarna (minst 40 km/h), över traversen och blåser bort den bästa vägen. 2. Om du klarar det får du en liten bonus…. Läs mer

The first surprise came in the morning. As I opened the curtains of the window I looked into a magical forest. Pinetrees surrounded by a flowery meadow. My first impression apart from the car-ride at night is that Russia is beautiful. Not like my preconceptions and what other people had told me. I really enjoy jumping into commercial expeditions. It’s a very fun way to meet interesting people who don’t know each… Läs mer