High on Norway

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Love the shoes

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Sharing these wonderful pictures from Spiterstulen and up on Galdhøpiggen. 3-4 hours hike up – and it’s only up, up, up. As you can see, the view up there was quite foggy, but on the bright side, there is 4G coverage and a Pokémon stop on the top.

Oh, and I forgot: Hiking secret number six: keep your feet dry to stay warm. Impregnate your shoes twice and keep a couple of spare socks in your backpack in case they get wet. I have one more in store for later.

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Brutal Forces

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First tourist stop on the way to Galdhøpiggen, Magalaupet. This river has eroded through these rocks and created a path for itself. Perfect place to wash your clothes if they somehow got dirty. Seems very brutal and extreme in my opinion, but at the same time beautiful – please be careful if you go there. Got to get moving – 2469 mamsl next!

Wearing: STORMBERG underarmour, H&M dawn jacket, NIKE shoes.

 

Top 5 Hiking Secrets

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As you already know, this is the warm up for the hiking trip ahead. I thought I should share my top 5 tips for hiking.

One – Keep it light
I suppose you already know the saying about weather and clothing, so I’ll skip it and move right on to: pack light! Unless your wife is carrying your equipment, you have to carry it yourself and to save energy, minimizing the weight is a priority. This means you should not bring anything you don’t need and that you should look for light weight gear.

Two – Indulge in pasta
Pasta is one of your best friends when hiking. Eat a whole lot of it the night before to refill the glycogen storage in your muscles. You will need this to fuel your body the next day – especially for longer hikes.

Three – Patch it up
To avoid blisters, try walking up, down and straight forward with the shoes you are going to wear. If you feel any unpleasant pressure anywhere on your foot, add blister plasters on those spots on hiking day. And one more tips for free: cut your toe nails!

Four – Small snack
For those longer hikes you will have to eat something, but to avoid activating the para-sympatic nervous system, keep the food light and breaks short. Chocolate is okay as long as you combine it with something to keep your blood sugars in check.

Five – Have fun!
I know this sounds a little … but the idea is that hiking can be BORING, you walk for hours in rugged terrain and the weather can be so so. So compete against a set time, set small goals, explore, take pictures (hehe), listen to music, sing, talk and so on to keep the spirits up. Fit Bit or other smart devices can help you stay motivated by tracking your performance.

Now I’m to use these tips for Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen (2469 mamsl). Happy hiking!

Wearing: 2XU tights, H&M top, NIKE shoes, FITBIT watch

Hiking Viking

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With only one week left until school start this viking is getting ready for one last adventure. I’m going hiking & camping with Miss Fartgirl88. To start it off, we went swimming in Skalltjønna. That was the most painful experience this summer so far, as the temperature in the water was 7(!)degrees celsius. Peer pressure.

Galdhøpiggen (2469 mamsl) is next up. See you there!

Wearing: ARENA jammers.

Love this breakfast

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Cafe Kaila can be a long queue, but if you arrive at the right time you’ll fit right in. No wonder it’s popular, since these pancake plates are insane! There are a couple of these cafes in Japan, so give it a go and see if you have one in the neighborhood. Notice the menu looks like a newspaper.

Wearing: COS t-shirt, H&M shirt, D&G Sport watch