Category: olympus tough

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The 50 year flood

It’s been raining all day. The water level which was high enough as it was because of the melting snow, is now at levels which happen on average every 50 years. Here in Ljusnedal...

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Hamrafjället

There aren’t many mountains where you can hike as yet. The top of the mountain could be ok, but the problem is how to get to the foot of the mountain. Hamrafjället melts early...

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Desperate

When you’re desperate for some hiking, you’ll go through any obstacle to reach the goal… like wading in soft, wet snow up to my thighs. The way up to the top of Funäsdalsberget was...

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Dull

My skis are in the shop being repaired. The good skis, I should add. So I was stuck with the waxless hybrids and I didn’t get very far before I started thinking that maybe...

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The hard way up

Now how long have I been thinking about doing the via ferrata in Funäsdalen? No more! I figured, how hard can it be, they send up tourists in wholesale without prior climbing experience and...

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Lunndörren

Many many years ago I heard about a geological formation called Pyramiderna (the Pyramids) in the Vålådalen nature reserve. I’ve wanted to see them ever since, but as always, I just don’t get it...