Monthly Archives: August 2015

Returning from my Green Ribbon, and a bit of hindsight

I’m finally back at my cottage, conspicuous from afar in our well-kept village on account of its wild, untrimmed hedges and a little front garden so overgrown that you can barely see the door. Across the road, my old Volvo … Continue reading

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Treriksröset

So here I am. The border cairn at Treriksröset, my finish line at the Finnish line. Fifty-six days and 1391km on the trail, and my Green Ribbon is over. It’s been the most wonderful adventure, and while I’m elated to … Continue reading

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Nordkalotten

Let it be said, the Nordkalotten trail as it cuts up through Norway is an absolute joy for hikers. It’s fairly demanding at times, with a lot of ascent through high mountain passes, a good dose of rocky terrain and … Continue reading

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Abisko

After sixteen days walking the Kungsleden, I’ve reached the flash turiststation at Abisko, and I find myself in contemplative mood. This final part of the Kungsleden was everything I was promised. Wide, easy trails, loads of people from all over … Continue reading

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Vakkotavare

After struggling just a little (mainly with my morale) on the previous leg from Jäkkvik, the stretch of path between Kvikkjokk and Saltoluokta has been an absolute treat. It’s like a giant assault course – you wind through a flooded … Continue reading

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