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Here you can find out more about the longer adventures I have enjoyed. At the moment only the Spitsbergen trip is translated to English, but working on the other ones as well. My hope is to regularly add new trips and projects.

Latest news:    New adventure at spitsbergen 2013:


My position


2013-05-21 Ett blött avslut



Blött genom Adventdalen


2013-05-20 Vi stannade upp en stund




2013-05-19 Renbesök



Grannarna


2013-05-18 Trevliga och otrevliga möten



Svalbardrenar


2013-05-17 Nationaldag och födelsedag



Kaffevattnet snart klart!


2013-05-16 Gipsdalen



Nordenskiöldbreen


2013-05-15 Glaciärvandrare



Ronja och Niak i det vita


2013-05-14 Superteam



Vilodag i tältet


2013-05-13 En trött Niak



Niak och Ronja på Austfjorden


2013-05-12 Björnspaning



Ringhorndalen


2013-05-11 Styrkeprov



Teamet på Åsgårdfonna


2013-05-10 Kryss och tvärs



På tur i det stora vita


2013-05-09 Vitt



Middagsservering


2013-05-08 Strålande sol



Vilopaus i värmen


2013-05-07 Blåsigt i Sorgfjorden



Teamets skidåkare


2013-05-06 Verlegenhuken



Vid Verlegenhuken


2013-05-05 Vilodag




2013-05-04 Pjäxleverans




2013-05-03 Alternativt födelsedagsfirande




2013-05-02 Iskanten




2013-05-01 En liten familj




2013-04-30 En mätt björn




2013-04-29 Maffiga glaciärhättor




2013-04-28 Sångstund



Niak diskar frystorkatförpackning


2013-04-27 Omslutna av vitt



Kompassväder


2013-04-26 Tålamodsträning




2013-04-25 Klabbföre




2013-04-24 Systund




2013-04-23 Omväxlande



Spanarna håller koll


2013-04-22 Återhämtning



Tältet efter stormig natt


2013-04-21 En galen natt



Ute i stormen


2013-04-20 Matdepå



Depåstopp på glaciären


2013-04-19 Tvättdag



Mösstorkning på kastrullen


2013-04-18 Moränklättring



Uppför moränen vid Elfenbeinbreen


2013-04-17 Virvlande vindar



I Agardhbukta


2013-04-16 Inglefieldbukta



Snabbt vallastopp


2013-04-15 Protester



Lite kallt trots strålande sol


2013-04-14 Inte ensamma på tur



Norrmännen med hundar


2013-04-13 Oväntat besök



Jag på ett mer renblåst isområde


2013-04-12 Uppspårade



Slalom mellan is och snöhinder


2013-04-11 Tracks
The nights have been cold sharply recently, the thermometer inside the tent is often -20 at night, but we melt quickly when the sun begins to warm in the morning. To the east is only ice and water, so nothing prevents the sun's rays. Try to place the tent for maximum sun, preferably with a long side facing southeast.
Maybe goes a little easier north, sleds will not stick as easily as the northern wind built up snow ramps behind everything that sticks up on the ice. We also found a much better way past a pressure ice area. Mountain fox trails crisscross over the ice. In the distance I saw a fox quickly scurry away from the piles of pressure ice when it saw us. Even polar bears traces here and there but no new since the other day. Polar bears are especially along the east coast of Spitsbergen, now, they are probably further out in the pack ice, which we here can see open water, and sneaking up on seals. Or, they are ambushed and spying on us but think that the little man smells too bad.
Markhambreen is an impressive sight, completely permeated by cracks and the front rises high, high above the sea ice in the huge pillars that will roar into the sea as, Weather: sun, -15/-25, quiet


Passage över spricka i isen


2013-04-10 Team Meeting
Yesterday took hard especially on Niaks legs showing a bunch of hairless areas after the sharp ice and snow, luckily no open wounds. Even Ronjas legs have got some scratches but thanks to her thick fur fared better. My ski boots are to share in front of your toes and the skis came loose any plastic detail isskravlet yesterday. It got to be a morning meeting about how we would do, Ronia put her voice and went out to scout bear and enjoy the views in the biting cold little wind. Niak was tired and slept on. I came to the conclusion that the ice did not look like it will be more easy to travel as far as you could see, and to continue to rip as we did yesterday minimal enjoyment and maximum risk of injury and frustration. So Sörneset are we doing well without, every meter closer we get we have to go back the same way because they spickfyllda glaciers here in the south. We turn north and investing instead!
The afternoon turned sleds direction, we took a short step for the tired and sore feet. From this direction appeared traces of a polar bear riding a slide down a steep moraine slope and later clear bear tracks disappearing up over Staupbreen.
As soon as the sun disappears behind the mountain peaks to the west takes over the cold and the inside of the tent dressed in a frozen layer condensation.
Weather: sun, -15/-25, quiet


Vy söderut innan vi vände


2013-04-09 Två viljor



Fortsatt tungt på isen


2013-04-08 Snabba växlingar




2013-04-07 Höga drev



Vy från tältplatsen


2013-04-06 Kämparinsats



Niak på moränutflykt


2013-04-05 Halo



Ronja vid tältet


2013-04-03 Snöpulsning



Snöpulsning


2013-04-02 Över havsis



Slät havsis i Kvalvågen


2013-04-01 Östkusten



På väg ner mot östkusten


2013-03-31 Påskmys



Vår tältplats Paulabreen


2013-03-30 Uppför Paulabreen



Påskharen kikade förbi


2013-03-30 Varmkorv med bröd



Nattens tältplats


2013-03-28 Fixardag




2013-03-27 Storm




2013-03-26 Vilodag



Stugan


2013-03-25 Värme i sikte



I vindstruten


2013-03-24 Livlina - ring en vän



Ronja och Niak kurar i tältet


2013-03-23 Niaks födelsedag



Födelsedagsbarnet Niak


2013-03-22 Pulkakörning



Niak och Ronja med pulka


2013-03-21 Trög snö



Kallt stighudsstopp för teamet


2013-03-20 Österut genom Adventdalen



Eftermiddagssol Adventdalen


2013-03-19 Packat och klart



Packning pågår


2013-03-18 Longyearbyen



På väg till Sysselmannen


2013-03-17 Avresa



Ronja och Niak hundburstränar hemma


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