Adventure Archive

Although many think that Denmark is pretty far up north, you usually have to be a little lucky to see the northern lights at this latitude. Often when the lights are on you can’t actually see them with the naked eye but only through a camera lens. Last weekend’s solar storm, however, was the biggest in over 10 years, so chances were great that we were going to see the lights. If you’re lucky, you can see such spectacular lights in Denmark. This image was taken by Jesper Grønne in Silkeborg, 2011 Since the lights weren’t visible from Viborg, we went to the Limfjord around Skive in hope that the darkness here would provide for better visibility. However, clouds pulling in from the West prevented

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As some of you may know, I recently soloed the Breithorn, which is the highest peak I’ve ever soloed as well as the first peak higher than 4000 m that I’ve ever climbed. It was a great experience and one that I will probably keep remembering throughout my life. However, despite the good experience, I am aware that the Breithorn is a high mountain and that, if the proper respect and attention was not paid, things could have turned out differently. That’s me on the summit of the Breithorn (4164 m) this summer :-) Soloing is a much disputed activity within the climbing community, which is understandable. Walking alone is associated with a higher degree of risk, that’s a fact. However, soloing can offer the

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Preikestolen (Pulpit rock) | 604 m | Lysefjord, Norway | 13-16 april, 2017 For this year’s Easter holidays my girlfriend and I decided to go have a look at the much notorious Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, which is the name most english speaking folks know the peak by. It is one of Scandinavia’s as well as Northern Europe’s absolute top natural attractions. Sitting on the Western side of the Lysefjord it is in close proximity of one of Norways larger cities Stavanger (NOR), which is connected to the rest of the world by both airport and ferry, which makes it very accessible.  That’s me and my girlfriend Mie sitting on the edge of Preikestolen. It is “only” a 604 m drop behind us :p We decided

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The american based Outside Magazine have once again had their annual Travel Awards where new and adventurous destinations are put on the map. In their own words they call it ’42 new destinations we guarantee will change your life’. The best new trend has been identified as ‘Epic Bike rides’. As examples of places where this activity can be pursued they mention White Horse in the Yukon territory. Indeed North america offers some great an epic bike rides but perhaps the list could also include destinations such as the Munda Biddi Trail, Western Australia and/or the trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Besides pointing at Kununurra, Australia as best adventure hub and the Karakorum chain as best mountain destination they also point at Greenland as one of

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Do you know that feeling of having just had a perfect day in the outdoors? One of those days where everything just clicks; the weather is smiling to you, you’re in an awesome flow and you just get rewarded with the most exceptional views. I had one of those days yesterday on Esja. It was a beautiful day and I wanna share a couple of pics with you guys. Enjoy :-) Waking up with that feeling of ”today’s gonna be a good day”, I went outside to check how the mountains were doing. And when Esja presents herself so brilliantly in the morning glow as she did yesterday you just know it’s gonna be a good day :-) Looking down on Reykjavik and surroundings from

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So my fellow-intern Thilo and I decided to go for a trip to those islands in South Iceland which everyone seems to be talking about. The Westman islands (or Vestmannaeyjar as they call them here) are a group of 15 islands located just off the coast in South West Iceland. The name is said to originate from the Irish slaves who used to live there and were captured by the Vikings. The Irish were traditionally reffered to as „Westmen“ … which makes no sense at all since Ireland is located more easterly than Iceland… but that‘s a different story :-) What the Westman islands are really famous for though is extraordinary volcanic eruptions. In 1963 an undersea eruption formed an island known as Surtsey. How

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Here are some pictures from my last trip to the mountains of Lago di Como. Although only staying for a weekend indeed it was an eventful trip. Deep snow, great weather conditions and elderly italian people insisting on giving us lifts down the mountain :) The prime goal of the trip was to try and scale the mountain of Monte Legnone, which sits on the northeastern corner of the lake. On our two previous trips to the lake my brother and I had been admiring this peak. On the last trip we even attempted an ascent of it but it was called off due to cloudy weather, forcing us to climb Legnone’s shorter neighbor of Legnoncino. Amazing views of the lago and its surroundings while

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Just had a look at what’s going on on Everest this spring – and it turns out a lot of great and inspiring events are to be unfold! To mention a few: My fellow-townsman Ole Mose Nielsen will end his crazy multidisciplinary challenge there and legendary danish climber Bo Belvedere Christensen will have his third try on the mountain! Moreover, the swiss machine Ueli Steck & Simone Moro have announced that they will attempt a new and hard route on the mountain without bottled oxygen. The best of luck to all of them. will be interesting to follow :) Ole Mose Nielsen Bo Belvedere Christensen

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The freeride world tour has been kicked off and if weather conditions allow, the riders will tackle the second venue in Courmayeur on saturday. Many incredible riders, both skiers and snowboarders, are present in this years world tour. One of my favourites is the verbier-based french snowboarder Xavier De La Rue. He’s pulled of lots of truly amazing and inspiring lines! Some of them can be seen in this film

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This post is the beginning of an attempt to map the best surf spots in Northern Europe. From the best of my ability, I will try to map these based on research. But to say that I know of all spots in Northern Europe cannot get any further from the truth. Therefore the list should be seen as an ongoing one. Many of these spots will perhaps be unknown to the wider surf community, or perhaps they just don’t want to come here and get in the cold water :-) However, to quote the guys at Arctic Surfers; “the surf is world-class, it’s just colder…”. Unstad, (Lofoten) Norway Unstad, Lofoten has in recent years become one of the most popular surf destinations in Northern Europe. Located 68*9´North in the

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