Warmth for Logan Leave a comment Comments Off

One of the interesting things while planning for Logan has been the special gear we had to get for it. Logan is know to be extremely cold place which definitely creates certain requirements. In sort most of the “special” stuff have been the extra warm stuff. Here’s a short round up to my warm stuff […]

Preparing for Mt. Logan at Akka Leave a comment Comments Off

We’ve done quite a bit preparation for the Mt. Logan trip. While ski touring trip to Akka wasn’t only that, it was an important from preparation perspective as well, namely in terms of gear testing. So why did we pick Akka this time? Akka is a very interesting mountain in Northern Sweden. While it’s not […]

In Tamokdalen February 2012 Leave a comment Comments Off

The ice climbing season starts to be over even in Northern Norway. In any case I realized that hadn’t written about the trip we made there last February. So her it is, along with a map and some images. In general the trip was… hmm… interesting. Along with good ice climbing and ski touring I […]

First Finns to Mt. Logan Leave a comment 3 Comments »

So it’s more or less official; on May 22nd we’re heading towards Mt. Logan, the highest mountain of Canada. Air tickets have already been booked and the majority of gear stacked up. Our group will consist of three Finns and two Canadians. As far as I know, if we make it to the top, we […]

Taking a lead fall on ice Leave a comment 1 Comment »

I have always considered my self as a pretty careful ice climber. I try to put in protection pretty often and climb well within my abilities. It’s been years since I’ve taken a lead fall on ice. Then all of a sudden I took two couple of weeks ago, while climbing in Tamokdalen, Norway. Well, […]

Major break through with IFMGA Leave a comment Comments Off

As it’s a major break through, I wanted to share it with my readers. The company I’m involved with, Tribevine, just signed an agreement that leads to co-operation with IFMGA. So it’s truly a great opportunity and should bring a huge pile of those people who really (I mean really) know the gear. We will […]

Rjukan, ice climbers’ paradise? Leave a comment Comments Off

I was finally able to get my self to Rjukan; place which many people consider as a Mecca of ice climbing. We spent there the last full week of January and had a five full days of excellent climbing there. Truly an excellent way to spend a week. Picture above: That’s Lipton – WI7 Overview […]

Touring and ice climbing in Stora Sjöfallet, Sweden Leave a comment Comments Off

We spent the first weekend of January in Stora Sjöfallet. Along my self I had Juho Särkilä and Tuomas Lahti. During the four days we climbed two and used the other two days for ski touring nearby mountains. Though there’s a very good and well located inn there, we decided to go camping instead. Picture […]

Ice climbing, ropes and single vs. half Leave a comment 4 Comments »

There’s been plenty of debate about the rope systems in ice climbing, weather to use single or half ropes in particularly. Some folks swear to the half ropes, whereas other insist that single ropes are better due to actually lower impact forces. So here’s my take on the topic. To orientate my view, I’m writing […]

My first over 4000m solo accent on Weissmies Leave a comment Comments Off

I promised to write a bit about the summer trip to the Switzerland, but it took a while to have spare time for such. In any case here’s the first article. Originally I had  plan to head to Eiger, but the weather turned out to be such, that only very few areas in the whole […]