Monthly Archives: June 2015

Åre, and first leg down

I’ve reached my first resupply stop, at a smart town called Åre, in Jämtland. I’m scrubbed clean, boots swapped for flip-flops, sitting in the sunshine with a milkshake. The hard life strikes again. It’s been an eventful few days since … Continue reading

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Helags

A quick update from Helags mountain station, where I am just finishing an unexpected lunch of waffles with hot coffee. Proof, if any were needed, that trekking isn’t all toil and hardship. It’s my seventh day today, and I’m a … Continue reading

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Tonight, Stockholm…

Tomorrow evening, hopefully, I’ll arrive at Grövelsjön mountain station, and if the conditions are decent enough then the following day, on Midsummer’s Eve, I’ll start the long walk north. In all likelihood, there will be a bit of radio silence … Continue reading

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Ready, set…

My bag is packed, unpacked, repacked. My route is planned, checked, rechecked. One of my fellow ‘Green Bandits’ (blog here, in Swedish) very kindly let me know a couple of days ago that he’d spoken to the wardens at Grövelsjön … Continue reading

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A birthday brew

The other week, my brother turned thirty, and he celebrated with a street party outside his end-of-terrace house in Hebden Bridge. It was a grand old occasion, with family and friends travelling from far and wide, and a warm crowd … Continue reading

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Snow, snow, go away

Just a quick update for those interested in the progress of my summer adventure. I was planning to start my Green Ribbon attempt this week, but unfortunately I’m going to have to delay getting my boots on the trail for … Continue reading

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