Start of an adventure

The first time I went mountain hiking in the summer of 1990 I fell thoroughly in love with the experience and have only missed two years since the. All the other summers I´ve been hiking for anything from one to 2.5 weeks covering a total of well over 3500 miles over the years.
While totally enjoying the experience and always coming back in a calmer and more connected state I still never managed to do a really long hike due to real or perceived obligations back home – until now…
My wife, the Marvelous Maria, has joined me the last two years for a week each and last year she asked me if we could do a month next time and, needless to say I wasn´t hard to talk into that 😉

During the Master Key Experience we´re encouraged to question our old thoughts and believes, observe how they influence are habitual actions and decide if we want to change anything (and most of us do…).
One thing I found was that for years I had nourished the dream of staying in the wild for a month and let myself be held back from it out of fear.

  • Fear of losing clients/customers by not being present in the office for that long.
  • Fear of the impact it would have on my income.
  • Fear of what others would think and/or say.
  • Fear of not ”making it”.
  • And probably then some 😉

Anyway, Maria and I both found that going on the endeavor together, leaving civilization behind for some weeks and experience being completely of the grid for some length of time is a lot more important to us than giving in to our fears and there we are…

Tonight we leave on a train for Riksgränsen, a small village on the Swedish/Norwegian border, and after lunch tomorrow we start our hike and stay out in the wild until August 28th when we plan to end the hike in Abisko, going back to Stockholm the day after!

So I apologize for not being able to respond to comments during these weeks and I promise to get back to You asap when back online if You´d chose to leave one!

Nature is a great source of energy for every one of us, though most people in the modern world don´t get in touch that much any more.
I´d like to end this post by encouraging You to spend some time in or near nature on a regular basis if You don´t already do. It´s soothing for the soul, healing for the spirit and strengthens the body – please check out the short video and tell me what You think!

Mahalo for visiting and reading this post, please comment below if You got some thoughts to share, I appreciate You!

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5 thoughts on “Start of an adventure

  1. Rachel

    I want to hike every year too. I have done several hikes only for a couple of days here and there, but they are amazing. Getting completely away from the rat race certainly gives you a perspective that you just don’t get while running in it.

    I hope you had a wonderful time. In fact I suppose you are still hiking as I am reading this. Great post, makes me want to work harder so I can plan for a trip like this.

    Rachel.

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    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Thank You, Rachel, it has been absolutely awesome and we just got back to Stockholm this morning – getting adjusted to civilization again will take a while and I admit freely I´d prefer if that process isn´t entirely thorough 😉
      Please say the word when You´re ready to hit northern Europe for a few weeks and I promise You to help out with planning the hike of a life time!

      Mahalo for stopping by, I´m so grateful for Your comments!

      I appreciate You!

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  2. Lance Botha

    Hope you have a great time.
    The 2 of you deserve it and owe it to each other.
    Take care friend.
    I know that you will only see this on your return. 😀🙋

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    1. Claes Wallenberg Post author

      Carol, thanks!!!

      Hiking in nature for a month might not be everyones “thing” – we thought it quite superior to “the modern world”, though.
      I would love to share our experiences and will do my best in following post – just know nothing can come close to actually being there and my promise to everyone here is to be Your guide if You ever decide to “do” a week or more of northern wildeness!

      Mahalo for stopping by, I appreciate You dearly!

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