I few weeks ago, I went to an avalanche seminar hosted by the Centre for Avalanche Research and Education (CARE), here in Tromsø. The talk that evening was given by Thomas T. Kleiven, ski enthusiast and photographer. In 2014, the same year that we were caught in the avalanche in Kittelfjäll, Thomas triggered, and was … Continue reading A fist full of fear
Spring is here. The everlasting spring winter of the Arctic. White mountains dressed in sunshine are calling everyone to come out and play. With the exception of a few runs down the trees of Ramfjord and Tamok, I have mainly skied runs below 30° this winter. One reason for that is a heavy work load, … Continue reading Beating up some ghosts
I never thought I would ask myself that question, but do I? I have always loved the smell of snow in the air that first day of the winter. Always had to stop myself from running outside when the first snow flakes fall from the sky, always waited impatiently and moaned about late November rains. … Continue reading Do I long for winter?
I’ve had some close calls in my life. My last one wasn’t close, it was right under my feet and over my head. On February 16th 2014, I, Martin and Maria remotely triggered an avalanche in our “home” mountain range in Kittelfjäll, Sweden. The avalanche broke about 100 m above us and caught and partly buried … Continue reading Not so much kicking, but alive – the Kittelfjäll avalanche 2014
Spring has been put on hold. The cycle of late winter storms that has passed over USA produced a significant amount of fresh snow in the mountains, and the cold temperatures made it possible for us to ski cold smoke in late april. It has been truly wonderful, and disastrous.. The heavy snowfall in combination … Continue reading The risks we take and the life we make