Category Archives: Lapland

Čuhčajavri to Nikkaluokta, the end.

As always I awoke early, with the plan for the day descending to the Kungsleden and then climbing up along the Sinnijohka the Sinnivaggi and camp high from which I could set out the following day to climb Kebnekaise then … Continue reading

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Back to Sweden: Čuhnojåka to Čuhčajavri

Prior to retiring, Chris and I had agreed to leave together at around 9 the next morning. A little bit more about Chris’s gear, he was not using a Hilleberg tent but a Tatonka look alike (Narvik) also he was … Continue reading

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Katterjåkk to Čuhnojåka

I arrived at Kiruna airport and having collected my HMG Porter I waited for bus 91 which would take me to Katterjåkk, a town close to the border with Norway. My first surprise was the need to pay in cash, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my walk from Kebnekaise Fjällstation to Nikkaluokta

I am back from what has been perhaps my most enjoyable trip above the arctic circle. Over the coming weeks I will write up the trip, sift through the photos and of course provide comments on gear usage. For those … Continue reading

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Heading Up North, what am I doing, where am I going, and more importantly what am I carrying?

I have been fortunate over the past few years to have the opportunity to head north of the Arctic Circle and explore new areas. This year is no different and I am travelling to Riksgränsen (on the Sweden Norwegian border), … Continue reading

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Slip, slip slipping away: A review of the inov-8 315 shoes

I have been a long term user of inov-8 shoes, firstly the Flyrocs then the 370/390 boots and more recently the 288 boots and the 315 shoes. I have tried Terrocs, but the heel cup does not work for me. On my … Continue reading

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Where to next?

Recently I was asked by a fellow blogger “Where are you headed this year, now that the Nordkalottleden is done?” A question I have been considering for a while. My criteria for this summer are; 1. Lapland or thereabouts 2. … Continue reading

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