En dröm slår in: BOKRELEASE!

Det är knappt så att vi själva tror att det är sant. Efter fyra års tid har vi äntligen lyckats knåpa ihop våra idéer, erfarenheter, tankar, utbildningar och tips från vår vandring på 138 mil genom hela svenska fjällkedjan. Resultatet är en bok som heter… tadaaaa… Vandra Gröna bandet: en guidebok och reseskildring genom den svenska fjällkedjan.

 

Vi hoppas att boken ska ge inspiration och kunskap till att få fler att upptäcka vår vackra fjällkedja – på ett tryggt och omhändertagande sätt. Foto: Niclas Bentzer

Den här boken vill vi ska fungera som en hjälp för dig som vill genomföra hela eller delar av Gröna bandet, samt andra kortare eller längre fjällturer. Vidare skildrar boken den populära Kungsleden, som utgör en del av vår färdväg. Som tillägg har vi lagt in våra dagboksanteckningar för att lyfta in känslan från äventyret.

Vi lever efter devisen att ju bättre förberedd du är desto mer njutbar blir din tur. Även om du inte planerar att genomföra en fjälltur hoppas vi att boken kommer att ta med dig på ett äventyr utöver det vanliga.

För er som har läst boken tar vi tacksamt emot feedback och frågor.

Om du önskar beställa större antal böcker, vänligen kontakta oss!

Tusen tack till alla som har stöttat oss!

Fjällhälsningar Linnea & Erika

Dancing on water in the Norwegian mountains

This week we’ve been out in the mountains hiking, wading, climbing and sun-bathing. We’ve been very lucky with the weather meaning sun almost every day and the lakes have been clear as a mirror. In the mornings a thin layer of ice has covered the lakes and if I would have taken a few moves on the ice it would have felt like dancing on water. But… those who know me also knows that I wouldn’t risk falling into that freezing cold water 😉

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Ready, set, go! ”Hiking in autumn” here we come.

Hiking in different terrain

On the pictures you can see all the different terrain we’ve been hiking us through. The most challenging hike was when we climbed from the north-east side up on Mitretoppen, Rendalssølen 1755 m. This is the second time in two weeks I’m up on this top, but this time I climbed it from a different angle – and also through some snowy and slippery parts.

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Crossing water by wading. It was really cold. Here I’m not dancing – but very focused so I won’t fall and also get my backpack all wet.

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Wet wet wet…

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On our way towards Mitretoppen.

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Climbing on rocks, from the north-east side, with Mitretoppen 1755 m. as our goal.

Orientation in the night

The most exciting and nervous thing on this tour was yesterday. We had a night activity and the mission was to get back to the cars (the location for the cars was pointed out on the map). And we had to do this at night with just a head torch, compass and a map – and all by my self! For me this was a real challenge because I’m not very comfortable being out in the mountains in darkness, all alone and just navigating with a compass and a map. Anyway… It took med 2,5 hours to get to basecamp and the total distance ended up in 9 km. I felt very lucky when I reached the goal and proud that I had won over my fear.

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Some relaxing and preparation time before the night orientation will start.

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Still a little time until it gets dark. What doesn’t kills you makes you stronger.

More pictures from our week in Rendalssølen, Norway.

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Open up your mind and you’ll see the shape of a heart.

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The mountains reflected in the water.

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Just stunning! Sølentopparna and a crystal clear lake makes a perfect couple.

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Mountain-selfie!

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Lunch-time. Egg, noodles with bacon flavoured with curry. One of the easiest meals to make. And outdoors everything taste so much better.

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My class mates.

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Me and Ida up on Mitretoppen, 1755 m. We did it!

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My awesome class – all together up on the top!

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Waking up to this beautiful sunrise makes the whole day!

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We changed camping spot every day and got to see a sunrise almost every morning.

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Back in Älvdalen we stopped for a big breakie at the hotel. Thank you for a wonderful week with YH-fjäll 15/16.

Hiking and being out in the mountains when it’s autumn is the best time of the year. If you’ve never tried it just give it a go. The nature fills you with new and positive energy. If you feel unsure how to do just start with an easy daywalk – you don’t have to stay over night to be out in the mountains. Or join experienced friends or go on a guided tour. The tours usually have the equipment you’ll need (to borrow or for rent) and know how to act/about safety when you’re out in the wilderness.

Linnea

Climbing, safety and Green card!

Learning how to climb and to be a trustful safety-person for the one who is climbing. There are many important things in the equipment you need to check both on your self and on your friend before entering the wall. Today I got a Green card in climbing, which certify my knowledges in climbing and especially safety.

Before you and your friend are ready to go you need to have said those following words (I write them in swedish): The safety-person says ”Säkring klar!”. Your friend answer with ”Jag klättrar!”.

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Here are the safety-persons stitch-break. Check!

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Also make sure the harness is tight and can’t be pulled down your hips.

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You have to trust your safety-man downstairs when you climb.

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The amazing feeling when you reach the top!

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And the feeling when you can fall down and you know it’s safe.

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Green card – check! Also look at the double eight which is a common knot to use.

Linnea