Soo since I was already up on that mountain yesterday playing around with exercises and taking pictures, I made a little clip to make use of a good background as well as to explore some ways of creating posts.. and for fun.(The jumping part was a bit weird because I kept getting caught in the wind 😂). I can definitely see “some” ways my core and upper body strength can improve but I decided to post this anyways, remember that training is not about being perfect it’s about having fun, improving and staying healthy ☺️😁💕 Music: Balloon
August 4th part 2/2
It started to rain and the wind was fiercely blowing the raindrops in my face as I was heading towards the only river crossing of the day. Once I got there I did a quick study of the river and found a place with rocks that weren't too deeply submerged and to top it off they weren't even slippery, which made for a fairly dry crossing, with only the shoes getting soaked and nothing else. After the crossing I carried on along the same trail (that leads to Routhesvagge which seems to be the most popular route in Sarek) only for about 500 meters before heading east. This led to a more pleasant experience with the needle like rain on the back of my hood rather than my face. Another kilometer and the rain stopped, being replaced by a beautiful light shining through in very specific parts. The light shows are beautiful and many here in Sarek!
I found a campsite overlooking the Bierikjávrre lake and the Bierikbakte mountain curtained by clouds.
Journey journal: Northern Sweden and Norway
Traveled so far: 1166 km biking + 444 km hiking
Day 53 Snávvávágge - Bierikjávrre
18 km hiking
Waking up to another cloudy and rainy day was a bit of a let down, especially considering how the view from Låddebakte is the one that I've been looking forward to more than any other view this trip. So I waited and read. Good things come to those who wait is how the saying goes, and by around one in the afternoon that good thing came as the clouds started clearing up!
Off I went excited as a kid on Christmas morning and I only stopped for a brief breather once on the way up. After some 400 altitude meters I got up on the eastern ridge with its impressive views of Rapadalen. Another 150 and 7 reached the peak with an even better view of the Rapa Valley along with the Sarves Valley and the Predator's plaza. Waiting for a day and a half was certainly worth it and I found a wind protected spot just north of the peak to just sit down and enjoy the view. By the time I was nearing the valley again, Låddebakte was covered I was clouds. I'd found my short window and enjoyed the he'll put of it, and now it was time to move on!
Every single person that I've met that has hiked the trail north of Snávvávágge has warned me of how dangerous and scary a section above the Ghost stone is. I was sort of looking forward to the adrenaline rush with excitement, but was let down by the reality of it. It was pretty steep but falling there would've led to tumbling a few meters and that's all. I was expecting some serious precipices but they were nowhere to be found... Continues in the next post...