70 seconds of outdoor happiness

« … And this weekend there really is no time, but it’s no use thinking about that now, the boots sink into the snow, the pack resting heavily on the back and in your hand you hold a child. We leave the small road and go into the night. Straight pines slide out from theContinue reading “70 seconds of outdoor happiness”

Short film: Sometimes half the distance is twice as good

Three guys going on a trip together was suddenly reduced to two guys. Initial plans were shelved and we ended up in Drammen City one late afternoon. Ahead of us awaited paddling south through the forest of Røysjømarka and a long journey north through Hurum, then crossing the Oslofjord to the small town Drøbak. AtContinue reading “Short film: Sometimes half the distance is twice as good”

Off season

The landscape along the coast of the southern most part of Norway is a mosaic consisting of agricultural land, caravan sites, vast stretches of cabin areas, and, what we came looking for, smooth rock faces gliding into the sea, interspersed with the occasional remnant gnarled oak forest and tall growing beech forest. Last autumn weContinue reading “Off season”

Do cut off the handle on your toothbrush

My outdoor activities in its infancy were running shoes or military boots, an old down bag, which probably had more feathers than down, a lack of tent, or heavy tent, thick woolen sweaters, cotton pants, bread and sausages – in a way spartan, but also heavy. Then came a phase of upgrading the equipment, followedContinue reading “Do cut off the handle on your toothbrush”

Smooth rock and shiny waters – a packrafting adventure

Come along on a packrafting adventure in Gautefall, Southern Norway, in the shadow of the bombing of the government quarter in Oslo and the subsequent massacre of youths on Utøya. An emotional short film about how being in the outdoors frees your mind as a counterweights to dark times:

Packrafting in Gautefall

We were really supposed to have left on a Thursday, but with the prospect of extended flooding due to heavy rainfall, we chose to wait out the weather. Then came Friday 22 July and the unfathomable events: The bombing of the government quarter in Oslo and the subsequent massacre of youths on Utøya. It wasContinue reading “Packrafting in Gautefall”