Preparing for Mt. Logan at AkkaSaturday, May 5th, 2012 with 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 2012Saturday, May 5th, 2012 with 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 […]

Rjukan, ice climbers’ paradise?Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 with 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 […]

My first over 4000m solo accent on WeissmiesWednesday, October 12th, 2011 with 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 […]

Ice climbing in Nuuksio – a positive surpriseMonday, February 14th, 2011 with 4 Comments »

Last weekend I and my climbing partner Jari ended up climbing in Nuuksio, Espoo (close to Helsinki, Finland). We knew that we should find a few decent lines there and indeed we did. While there is much less selection in Nuuksio than for instance in Korouoma, both in terms of height and difficulty, it was […]

Begining of the seasonThursday, December 16th, 2010 with Comments Off

It’s been my pleasure to be able to spend quite a few days climbing during last few weeks; six altogether. That’s two trips, three days each. That’s much more than last your at the same time. So it actually seems that I might be able to rise my grade during this season. At both of these trips, we climbed […]

Kebne Easter Ski Touring and Climbing 2010Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 with Comments Off

Here are few images from the Kebne Easter Ski Touring and Climbing 2010 event. I originally had a plan to stay there for two weeks, but had to cut it short. Still, we had an opportunity climb to Kebnekaise South Peak, do couple of ski touring trips and climb some ice in Tarfala and Skarttacohkka. […]

Climbing in SpansdalenThursday, March 25th, 2010 with Comments Off

This year our annual Norway ice climbing trip with Jari directed to Spansdalen and was carried out during the first week of March. According to some accounts Spansdalen is an ice climbing heaven. Claim is not far from truth. There are dozens of multi-pitch routes along the valley. The climbs are generally higher and steeper […]

Climbing in Kåfjord valley NorwayTuesday, March 24th, 2009 with Comments Off

It’s been over a week since we got back from Kåfjord Valley, Norway. My apologies for the delay with the report. Anyways, I have to say that climbing in Kåfjord were excellent. We had three days of climbing, one fall each day, highest climb roughly 340 meters and 8 pitches. It was kind of late […]

OKS91 ice climbing trip to KorouomaFriday, February 13th, 2009 with Comments Off

aOur climbing association OKS91 ry arranges few climbing trips each year. Typically there’s several to the Korouoma, which is the best spot for ice climbing in Finland and about 250km from Oulu where I’m living at and a one longer one to somewhere where’s more to climb. Last two years the “more to climb” trips […]