I got high today on the snowfield. Still lots to climb. Denali training at its best 🗻
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Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning an area of 10, 878 km!
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The Rocky Mountains were one of the last regions in North America to be explored by Europeans, because of the inaccessibility and ruggedness of the terrain.
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In my mind I’m back walking through these idyllic Nepali mountain villages, heading towards the majestic peaks far above the horizon. Wishing to switch my imagination for reality, even if it was just for a minute. Dealing with patience can be hard on your soul sometimes.
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This photo is taken from my favourite spot to pull over and stretch my legs when we get into Jasper. Wicked views 💕
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A group of ten mountains, known as the Ten Peaks, beautifully surrounds Lake Moraine. 🏞
Did you know you could have wedding ceremonies here?! I sure didn’t... 🎩
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Climbing up to Pyramid Peak last summer the infamous west side of Rainier hides behind the clouds. Even on a sunny day clouds can pile up making it an interesting day 👌 Do you have a favorite side of this mountain? From the popular sunrise and paradise sides, to the remote west side let me know in the comments! 🗻
One day when Bhakta was strolling through his village in Jiri he saw two climbers struggling up the mountain with a lot of heavy bags. He walked over and said to the men “If you give me 100 rupees I’ll carry your bags up the hills”. The two American men gave him 200 rupees and the twelve year old little boy made his first rupees as a porter. Four days later an old Nepalese lady came up to Bhakta and told him how lucky he was. She continued explaining to the clueless little boy how the men are gonna take him back to America, he was gonna live a rich life in the western world. This idea was a total product of her imagination but Bhakta didn’t know that. The same night he laid sleepless in his bed worrying about having to go to America and never see his parents again. So before the sun rise and the climbers woke up, little Bhakta took his hard earned little salary and ran for two straight days back to his home village.
The porters are real life superheroes in this world. It’s not unusual meeting old men and women on the trail carrying heavy loads of food, supplies and bags. Some of them are kids trying to provide for their families and some of them are over 80 years old with crooked bodies trying to avoid extreme poverty. Whilst I’m walking in my 500$ Scarpa supportive hiking boots, carrying an ergonomically designed 40L backpack to deliver the best comfort possible and wearing breathable Goretex materials, the porters carry up to 150kg in a handmade woven basket strapped around their forehead, mostly being barefoot or wearing simple sandals. I’ve never felt so grateful but yet ashamed of my many privileges throughout life just because I happen to be born in a country like Sweden.
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Sometimes we get so carried away chasing an experience that we forget to appreciate our present. Remember to pause, breathe, and take in the world 🙏🏼 ⠀
Incredible image by @tantago ❤️ ⠀
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Mind over mountain. High up on Rainier Penitentes form below the last bergschrund/crux of our climb. Penitentes can form all around the mountain over time in the summer with the melting snow and ice and combined with the angle of the sun you can have some awesome and tall formations! but remember to watch your feet and don't fall in!
This weekend @m.corredera and I have been feeling a little nostalgic going back to Lucerne and Zug 😭 I do miss being so close to the mountains although I know Zurich is not too far away either. But seeing Pilatus everyday really is something special. Definitely hiking back up there this summer 😍🌞⛺ this is a shot from our hike around the Arnisee in Uri btw ❄