Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Haglöfs Arctic Weekend – A great gathering with excellent skiing
Haglöfs Arctic weekend is now over and I’m just about to go to bed to get ready for a full day of traveling tomorrow! Its been a few really good days of skiing and ski touring in Riksgränsen, Björkliden and Låktatjåkka and the snow conditions have been awesome. This is a really special place to visit in the winter with the magic light, the cold and, if one is as lucky as we have been, the dry powder snow. On Friday I went to guide the lift access skiing in Riksgränsen and even though I have been spending many seasons there I have to say it was one of my better days I ever had there. In the night I went out with photographer Fredrik Schenholm to shoot some flash photos in the night (with really good results) and on Saturday I guided the classic ski Kåpparåsen from Låktatjåkka mountain station. In the evening I held a lecture and showed some photos from my Denali expedition last spring and today has been a day of work and design meetings.
Its been great to meet the great Haglöfs crew with associates, all the guests on the event as well as all my good old friends from the Riksgränsen, Björkliden, Abisko area. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event.
Tomorrow I’m going back towards Chamonix for more everyday adventures, or if Fredrik get back from his cold, we make take on a pretty special adventure. Lots of questions will find their answer tomorrow…
A swedish Semla, the first thing I ate when i got back to Arlanda, Stockolm’s airport
I arrived to Kiruna’s deserted airport late last wednesday… it was deserted
Fredik Schenholm holding an adventure about adventure photography. Check him out on www.schenholm.com
Lapporten on my first morning in Björkliden
Johanna Stålnacke and myself in the bus towards Riksgränsen
Sun was shining, and the weather was sweet!
Johanna Stålnacke (alpinepassion.blogspot.com
), also in the Haglöfs team, was also holding one of the clinics about creative skiing…
Mine and Stephanie Churlet’s group on the top of Riksgränsen with Vassi and Voitas in the background…
Steph, Haglöfs team member, skiing some awesome powder.
Patrik at Outside Magazine doing the same thing
Steph on the top during some short film work
Lapporten the next morning
Breakfast in Björkliden
Låktatjåkka mountain station in a snowstorm
Mine and Johanna’s group doing a loop around some dangerous avalanche terrain…
Haglöfs designer Anna Oreman shredding!
Kåpparåsen from the bottom
Another sunrise at Björkliden