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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

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer update


Unfortunately, I caught a bad and long lasting cold just before Chamonix, which never really wanted to go away. However, after finishing a 10 days antibiotics cure a few days ago it is, finally, time to catch up with some serious training again. Luckily I still have three weeks of holidays left; sometimes it is really good to be a student!


I also have a couple of fun plans for the next month. In the end of august, just before school starts, I will compete in the Nordic Championship in Finland. The weekend after I will take part in Stockholm Climbing Club’s 40-year anniversary. Granitbiten is the main sponsor of the event, so I will have the honour to help them out. 

//Oscar


Monday, July 22, 2013

Chamonix - picture

Olle enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chamonix

I have been dreaming to go alpine climbing in Chamonix for years. Last week I finally got my chance when I arrived in the small valley. I was also joined by some amazing people, which made this trip even better.

Beautiful scenery 
We had very warm weather with a lot of sunshine and no wind; something most people enjoy. I however am different, and prefer colder weather with some wind... At least the weather did not interfere with our plans.

Olle belaying Annika
During the week, our guide, Martin, introduced us to all kinds of techniques required to stay safe on the mountains. He took us to incredible places! Most of the time we were alone alpine climbing. We barely met other climbers. I know for sure I will come back!

Bouldering with the team
 As we returned down to the valley after three consecutive days on the mountain, we got the chance to meet up with climbers from the Swedish Team (and Danish).

//Oscar