Monthly Archives: July 2015

Kvikkjokk

I’ve passed 1000km. Quite a milestone, in its way, though of course there is a lot further to go. Just a quick update from Kvikkjokk STF station, where I decided to have a night indoors to recharge and dry out. … Continue reading

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Ammarnäs, and time for some ruthless pack whittling

A quick update from the comfort of Ammarnäs hostel, where I spent last night sheltering from an electrical storm. Rarely have I been so pleased by a decision to take the valley path rather than the mountain one in order … Continue reading

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Hemavan

I’ve reached Hemavan, beginning of the Kungsleden and the end of stage three. It’s been a stretch of real highs and lows. Among the highlights was my wonderful birthday in Klimpfjäll, while the low point was undoubtedly Gustav’s accident, both … Continue reading

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Man down

Yesterday was a truly calamitous day. It rained steadily from mid-morning as we descended through increasingly marshy terrain, then just 20 metres from the road at Gransjö, Gustav slipped and fell on a slimy plank of rotten duckboarding. And he … Continue reading

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Another mountain birthday

Yesterday I turned thirty-two, and I couldn’t have asked for much more from a birthday. We had a day of classic mountain walking, on wide, well-marked trails, with clear skies. At the end of it we dropped down into Klimpfjäll, … Continue reading

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The long road through Jämtland

I’m currently sitting, blissfully clean, fed and warm, looking out at the rain from a cabin at Gäddede Camping, in Northern Jämtland. The second leg of my journey is complete. It’s fair to say there have been some tough days … Continue reading

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