Sunday, March 29, 2015

Swedish Climbing Federation's Alpine Climbing Camp

I enjoyed some fantastic days in north Sweden, ice climbing (one handed for me), ski touring and avalanche training. Thank you everyone for a great time!

Three more weeks until I should be able to start climbing again. Excited! 

The Team
Photocredit - Krister Jonsson
Good snow or what?
Photocredit - Krister Jonsson
Base camp in Tarfala.
One of few times without strong winds.
Enjoying the view.

Oscar, Oskar and Oscar enjoying the transport back to Nikkaloukta.




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Setback!

After my finger made that sound just over three weeks ago I have given it a lot of rest. But since some normal movements (like putting on a shirt) still felt a bit awkward I decided to see a doctor.

I knew something was possibly a bit wrong with it but I was surprised when the doctor told me I had a decent sized fracture on my A4 pulley (ring-finger on the left hand). Even the doctor thought it was strange I had not experienced any more pain or swelling.

My new nice case to support the pulley and hinder movement
This means no climbing, or any other form of pressure on the finger, for at least another six weeks. It was not what I wanted to hear, especially as I have been feeling really strong since just after Christmas. Oh well it could have been worse and there is no point in trying to haste the recovery!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

St Anton


Last week I was in St Anton with my mum for skiing! Here are some pictures, needless to say I had a fantastic time. 

Fantastic powder but not the best sight!

Does it get better than this? 
Exciting!
Happy after a great run in the couloir!
It is important to refill your batteries
Mum does well keeping up!
As always you meet great people!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Nockeby

A bit warmer and more humid today!  I got to climb a couple of boulder problems but unfortunately the day was cut short as my ring-finger made a scary and very loud sound.  I stopped immediately but the finger is not painful or swollen so I believe it is all fine. Better safe than sorry!






Saturday, January 17, 2015

Great Conditions and Great Times!

I have been bouldering outside almost every day this week, both alone and with great friends. Life is good!! 
    











Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

I had to share a couple of pictures from today's lovely but quite cold Christmas session! 

It does not get much better than this!
Mirage,  Mörby.  Climbed the problem twice but ice on the top slab made a real ascent impossible. Must return when the ice melts!


Monday, October 13, 2014

A picture says more than a thousand words!

The last couple of months have been great.  Let me illustrate it with some pictures... Life is beautiful!

Exploring the Swedish mountains with my girlfriend.
Enjoy the landscape!
Back to my home crags in Stockholm






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...