Awesomeness Archive

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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This planet has so much beauty to offer and it’s a true privilege to be alive, being able to experience it all. Here are a few examples of beautiful mountainous areas of the world! Some of the usual suspects are added along with some perhaps less famous peaks. I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing a couple of them in real life – truth is, it’s always better to see them at location. Nonetheless I hope you’ll enjoy the selection and please feel free to add to the list  Matterhorn, Alps, Switzerland/Italy (4478 m) Ama Dablam, Himalaya, Nepal (6812 m) Geisler Gruppe (3025 m), Dolomites, Italy  Rosengarten (3002 m), Dolomites, Italy Alpamayo (5947 m), Andes, Peru Mount fuji / Fujisan (3776 m), Shizuoka, Japan Mount Hood (3429 m),

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Alongside with others my congratulations go to the expedition team and the two British climbers who scaled the immense Mazeno ridge of the Nanga Parbat this summer. the magnitude of this challenge seems very immense indeed. it is also referred to as ‘the last great climb of the himalayas’. great achievement. It is truly exciting to be alive while such great challenges are taken on. It sort of gives me an idea of how it must have been to live in the days of the first great climbs. Exploring the unknown! Good stuff indeed :-)

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