I’m going to Everest Base Camp!


You who have followed me lately knows that I’ve been working on a new large project and today I can finally tell you what it is: I’m going to Everest Base Camp! 

At 5364 meters (17598 feet) of altitude, by the foot of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, lies Everest Base Camp. Here do they who aim for the top have their base camp and to this place goes also a popular hiking trail. Most of the people who travel along this trek do so in an organised group and with help from guides and sherpas who carries most of the gear for them. I will do this by myself! I believe that many dream of going here but often remains that dream just a dream. I think many are worried wether they can do it or not, if they are strong enough to get all the way up to Base Camp. Or it’s the economy that puts an end to the dream. I see absolutely nothing wrong with going on an organised trip, but for those who doesn’t have much left after the bills are paid by the end of the month, it’s quite a large sum that you have to pay and it can feel harder to raise that amount of money than actually climb the mountain itself.

Picture from Google maps.

I will therefore, without any sponsors or co-financiers, in less than a year save money to in October travel to Nepal and start my hike up to Everest Base Camp. I will do the hike completely on my own, without any friends, sherpas or guides and with as little money as possible. This is to inspire others to follow their dreams, but also to gather and contribute with the information needed to make it easier to go here!

Read more about the project here.

Will it go? Follow me here on the blog during my preparations, and on the way up to Everest Base Camp this fall!

…psst, have you seen that there’s a new tab in the menu on the top of this page thats called ”Upcoming Projects”? There you can read more about what I have coming up!

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Yesterday I arrived to one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen - Biarritz, France. I’m gonna stay here a week while joining a surfcamp with @surfakademin . I have never ever stand on a surf board before so this is gonna be a big challenge for me! 
The stop here is part of a longer trip that I’m doing right now, where I will cross Europe by train with a interrail pass. This for a story for @utemagasinetsverige 
Along the way I’m doing some stops where I will fulfill some of my dreams that I had for a while and this is the first one! Learn how to surf. 🏄‍♀️🤙
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☀️I really love this place, the nature is so special and it offers so many ways to discover it. You can hike, camp, climb, bike, go kayaking etc. My absolute favorite is to climb at the @viaferrata that is located by the foot of Skuleberget.
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If you wanna experience the High Coast and all it have to offer, I can highly recommend to visit the outdoor festival @utefest.se ! The festival is located in @Friluftsbyn and during three days you can try a lot of activities (with guides if you wish), listening to inspiring talks, go to outdoor related classes, meet others outdoor enthusiasts, watch movies and so much more! 
This year the festival will take place between 7-9 September. 
I’ll be there off course, will you?
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I also want to send some love and gratitude to all of you who I’ve met and/or helped me in any way around the trail! 🙏💕
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Yesterday I started my 250km long bike trip along the ‘Archipelago Trail’ outside Turku, Finland. Here outside the cathedral in Turku. It’s my first longer trip on a bike and if you wanna see how it goes - keep an eye on my stories! 😘
Let the adventure begin!
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The extreme heat that’s been in Sweden the last weeks has caused a lot of problems and there’s a lot of forest fires going on in the country. Therefore there’s now a fire ban which means it’s not aloud to light any kinds of fires what so ever! Not even in your own garden or on gas stoves. It’s extremely dry and even the slightest spark could cause a fire and huge damage.
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So what are you gonna eat if you wanna go hiking and don’t want cold food? One idea is to bring your regular freeze dried meal - and hot water for it in a thermos! Works just as fine as boiling it outdoors! ✨👌😋
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It’s adventure time! Working two more days at the office, then the adventures begin! This weekend I’ll leave for my bike trip in the Finish archipelago and right after that I’ll set out for one month interrailing through European! Can’t wait!!
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I’m still trying to figure out the details about the Europe trip. If you know any place I should visit, please let me know!
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I wanna be spontaneous, but one thing I know is that I’m gonna try to take as many “scenic routes” as possible to make the trips between places an experience and adventure too. Like this, this pic is from the train between Locarno and Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland last year. That train ride was the most amazing trip I’ve ever done. I just couldn’t stop staring out the window, with my mouth open constantly forming the word “wooooaw”. If you haven’t seen my pics from Switzerland yet, check the link in my bio! Wilderness-Stories.com/galleri-Schweiz
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5000 followers!!! OMG, I can’t believe it! I’m so happy for all of you that follows me and keeps inspiring me to continue with what I’m doing! From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU!
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Getting these many followers also means that I’m halfway to 10K, which is a personal goal for me! Getting that many followers would unlock some features, for example the “swipe up” function in stories which would make it much easier to share links with you. So if you know someone you think should follow me, feel free to help by tagging them below! 💕
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New post! | Having a vacation and don’t know what to do about it? Or did this weekend passed too fast and you’re feeling like doing something extra the next? 
Then I want to recommend the North Face Mountain Festival that takes place next weekend! It’s an outdoor festival with loads of activities to try out, everything from hiking to climbing - for both beginners and experts!
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This year, the festival will take place in Italy, but last year it was in Switzerland and I had the pleasure going there and experience both the country and the festival. And it was amazing! I couldn’t almost believe how many different kinds of beauty there is in one such small country. One day I was kayaking in the most beautiful lake, the other I was walking on a glacier not too far away from that very lake. Wanna see? Check out the gallery I posted from this trip the other day!
Wilderness-Stories.com/galleri-schweiz/ (link in bio).
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To deal with it, we hiked early in the mornings, rested in the shade (under joshua trees, bridges or as here - windmills) during the day and then hiked in the evening and night. Feels like a pretty good way of dealing with these 30°C+ days we’re having now in Sweden as well!
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