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How to stay safe on a remote trail

Exploring the mountains by bike is a wonderful experience. It’s just you, your bike, the sky and massive mountains surrounding you. On two wheels, you can travel far in a short time. Being far away from help requires skills and preparation for self-help. In this article I will share my best tips on how to stay safe on a remote trail.

First morning light to the last alpine glow

Balancing a work/life balance is something I have always strived for and enjoy the challenge of making happen. Pulling off doing multiple sports while also getting work done makes for a busy and fulfilling day. Here is a little look into a multi-sport day in Crested Butte, Colorado during the winter time.

Mastering the Microadventure

A majority of us aren’t fortunate enough to work and live in the mountains. I live outside Boston in the suburbs of Massachusetts, a good drive from the larger mountains where I like to recreate. But that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy plenty of mid-week microadventures while I look forward to larger weekend adventures.

Hiking with Asthma

When I was young I had something called “Exercise-induced Asthma”. Asthma triggered by physical activities. I would notice in gym class, my breath was seemingly knocked out of me, without any logical explanation. The same would happen sometimes if I were to laugh excessively about something. It was an uncomfortable and terrifying experience, but fortunately, I got examined by a doctor quickly and received medicine to treat the issue. I used my inhaler before any practice. I only had this for about 1.5-2 years before the problem disappeared, which apparently is common when growing up.

Climbing Trango Pulpit with Robert Caspersen

In November/December 2017, I fortunately got an opportunity to visit the Antarctic continent again, this time together with my three good friends Ole Ivar Lied, Ivar Tollefsen and Trond Hilde. Our main target was the over one thousand meters high east face of Gessnertind (3020m). It’s only four or five peaks in Queen Maud Land that are higher than 3000 meters, and Gessnertind is the closest neighbor to Jøkulkyrkja (3148m), the highest. Gessnertind is an alpine peak, and the only one of the 3000 meters that requires proper climbing with a rope to reach the summit.

A Tribute to Extreme User Testing

Norrøna came to life in 1929. A period in which disposing of your gear and clothing for the newer editions wasn’t practiced. A time when trends weren’t the driving force behind purchase. Despite having to now compete with major international players in an industry that produces at warp speed, our Nordic roots have stubbornly kept our arduous procedures that verify premium sustainable quality.

How to dress and pack for temperature change

When practicing outdoor sports, you need to protect yourself from the elements (rain, wind, snow, cold temperatures, etc.) by means of good perspiration management and an adequate freedom of movement. This system can be applied in a major part of the world; though the article below has been written with a mountaineering mindset, and practiced in the north part of the French Alps.