Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Life is treating me well

The last weeks have been filled with quite a lot of training. It feels good to spend time in the climbing gym training for future objectives. Yet I am trying to let my body adjust to the increased training load. Therefore, it is fortunate that I also have the opportunity to keep myself active in other ways…

The recent hot weather has maybe not provided the best opportunities for outdoor climbing, but I have managed to visit Flaten a couple of times to climb a few of the classic routes. Nonetheless, I am really looking forward to cooler days... Hopefully it will be a long and dry autumn. 

Barreta, Flaten -  ©Andreas Harne

During one of these active rest-periods I went to the Austrian Alps with my girlfriend. It was a very active week involving a lot of hiking and a bit of climbing in the mountains. We had a wonderful time and so much fun! To visit these magnificent places with the people you love creates memories you will never forget. 

On our way down from Ellmauer Halt, 2344m - © Ulrich

One of the most exciting things during these last weeks was to receive my International Baccalaureate grades. I was awarded a Bilingual Diploma with 44/45 points - a score achieved by 0.8% of students. I feel very excited and pleased after all the hard work I put in. :D :D

I hope you are all having an equally great summer!

//Oscar

Monday, June 16, 2014

Beginning of summer



I am truly enjoying being done with school as I suddenly have so much time. It feels great to be in the climbing gym without having to think about completing any assignments.  I believe it will be an interesting year with a lot of adventure. But first I need some proper training to get in shape...


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Graduation



The end of an era is here. After finishing three weeks of exams I graduated from International Baccalaureate on Saturday, which feels rather strange since our grades are not published until July. So I am still keeping my fingers crossed that I achieved my predicted scores. Nonetheless, it is a fantastic feeling to be done after many years of hard work, but I will always look back at it as an extremely rewarding and fortunate time in my life. 
I have decided to take a gap year before entering university, so hopefully I will be able to do A LOT of climbing the coming year. I am so excited!! Look out for more frequent post from now on... 

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Study Time

Time is flying past as the final exams are approaching rapidly! Yet I cannot hinder myself from occasionally drifting away in thoughts about what I will do when I am done. So many ideas!!

The mountains are calling 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Here are a few pictures that illustrate my last few weeks. Hopefully you are all enjoying the holidays!


Different environments: paying respect to my hero, Mallory, while visiting Cambridge and a freezing cold day in the Peak District. 


A fantastic winter day in Stanage

Sunday, November 3, 2013

CAC

A picture in support of Climbing Against Cancer. If you don't know about the charity please have look at CAC's website.

A huge thanks to John Ellison for his fantastic work!

Together we can fight cancer!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stockholm Climbing Festival

Last weekend I took part in the Stockholm Climbing Festival. It was a really fun and warm weekend with a lot of great climbers. The highlight was definitely to watch Alexander Megos climb, really inspiring!

For a more detail description of the weekend and more fantastic pictures please check out: http://movefanatic.com/2013/09/09/a-great-weekend-at-the-stockholm-climbing-festival/

Me climbing Sator 8a  © movefanatic.com

This last week has been extremely busy with long nights working on some very important assessments.


//Oscar

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nordic Championship


The past few weeks has been quite pact with climbing. Directly after finishing the antibiotics cure everything felt hard but it gradually got better.

Time for the Nordic Youth Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Qualification 1 went without difficulty. Qualification 2, I did not climb perfectly but it went ok. Ended up as fourth, ready for the final next day.

The warmup before the final felt great and I was ready to climb. I felt a bit nervous while tying in but as soon touched the starting holds it all went away. The first section went superb, climbed without hesitation and found a good rest around 25 moves up. Unfortunately just a few moves later a small miscalculation caused me to come off the wall way too early. Falling off feeling completely fresh might be the most frustrating thing in a competition but it happens and it is just to stay positive and look forward.

Luckily, other Swedes experienced a better day than me and overall Sweden was awarded quite a few medals. Weld done!

I will start my last year of school tomorrow, Monday!

//Oscar