Wednesday, April 20, 2016
So far this year, I've not been doing much except studying and climbing in the gym. But I had the opportunity to go skiing in France during the Easter Holidays, which was really excited. The weather was great for the majority of the week and it even snowed a couple of days.
Unfortunately, I caught a bad cold, which developed into a long lasting fever. I am on antibiotic now but I can't wait to play around on the rock. I really like climbing in the spring!
I'm also really looking forward to the summer and my planned trip to Chamonix :)
|One of many laps up to ski the classical Pisteurs' Couloir|
in powder conditions
|Enjoying the view|
|Olle with Chamonix in background|
Friday, December 25, 2015
A little holiday update :)
|Christmas Day bouldering - perfect conditions|
|The medal from my last Swedish Junior Championship. Happy!|
|My friends and I won a "dragon's den" competition at our uni. Well done guys!|
|No snow in sight... But a lovely day out.|
Sunday, October 4, 2015
In the end of August I started at the Stockholm School of Economics. And as a result I have struggled with the fresher's flu during the last few weeks, so haven't been able to climb much. But before that I used the nice weather for my own benefit!
|Amazing condition yesterday, but did not get much climbing done due to my cough|
|Breaking the Law, 8b at Örnberget|
|Megos crushing an 8b onsight|
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Another small selection of photos from Chamonix. I really want to go back...
|Even the rest days are beautiful.|
|Forever free in the mountains...|
|Looking for ice climbing, wearing shorts and t-shirt. Got to climb overhanging ice :)|
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
I spent over two weeks in Chamonix (first with my friend Olle and then with my girlfriend Sumi) and here is a selection of photos. More pictures to come!
As it was our first alpine climbing trip without a guide we decided to focus on climbing easier classic routes to build a good foundation of skills and experiences for future seasons. I am already planning to come back next year.
A special thanks to Marmot and Granibiten for providing me with equipment that not only made the climbs more enjoyable but also safer.
|Life is quite good!|
|I have camped in places with a worse view!|
|Olle with a deep crevasse and Chamonix in the background.|
|Aigulle du Peigne.|
|Ready to abseil. Minutes before both we and the team in front of us got our ropes stuck...|
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I have spent the last weeks mainly climbing outdoors in Stockholm.
Most of the time I have been with friends at Flaten, which is not the most beautiful rock but the climbing is fun. The cliff has become quite popular after it was rebolted and some easier routes were established. It is inspiring to see so many people (no matter ability) pushing themselves on the rock.
|I am nothing without my shoes and chalk bag!|
I am very pleased with my own climbing and I managed to do quite a few of the classic routes. The finger feels good but I have had to turn down a couple of routes because the holds were too harsh on the finger. Not a big deal, you can always try them again later :D
My friend Olle and I also spent a couple of days climbing trad at Grönbrinksberget. On our first visit we were lucky with the weather and got to climb quite a few lines. However, the second time all the routes were soaked and there was even a short thunderstorm. Anyway, it was a good (and scary) experience to lead on your own gear when water is dripping down the wall.
On Friday I am flying to Chamonix for some alpine adventure. So the bags are fully packed with tent, crampons, cams, ropes and much more. I am excited to spend some time in the mountains.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
In the end of May I spent two weeks at my girlfriend's house in Austria. It rained and snowed for all days except three!! So a lot of perfekt opportunities to test my gore-tex jacket and pants ;)
|I spent a day running and scrambling in the Wilder Kaiser. No sight and a lot of snow. And so much fun!|
|Sumi high above the ground!|
|Fresh snow at 900m.|
|On the last day I got to climb a fantastic 300m multi-pitch.|
|Here I am on the top with burnt arms!|
|You need a bit more gear than when you go sport climbing :D|