Day 2: Kårsavagge to Abiskojaure to Alesjaure 30 km – The King’s Trail Kungsleden – August 2018

I was up early around 05:00 am. The rain stopped in the early hours of the morning and with the wind blowing the way it was my shelter was basically dry and ready to pack. With breakfast and the packing done I managed to get away around 06:30 am. I had already talked to the …

Day 1: Abisko to Kårsavagge 14 km Kungsleden – The King’s Trail August 2018

Thursday August 9th 2018 I had to get to Malmö Central Station by 12:04 pm to catch my train to Stockholm, so I found a train from Copenhagen Central Station that departed in good time so I could meet my train. There was time to spare in Malmö so I sat at a café and …

The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Arctic Sweden – Packing List

Base weight 5.9 kg - Pack weight 10 kg - Skin out weight 12.5 kg Pack weight includes food and fuel and consumables but no water. This weekend I finally finished my packing list for my upcoming Kungsleden hike which starts on Friday August 10th in Abisko. Please use the left and right arrow keys …

DeLorme inReach SE Satellite Communicator

The DeLorme inReach satellite communicator sends and receives messages anywhere in the world. You can trigger an SOS in case of an emergency and communicate back and forth with a 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. It weighs 195 g and has 100 hours of battery life. I purchased my unit in September 2017. I paid …

As Tucas Foratata Down Quilt first impressions

I just received my new As Tucas Foratata down quilt today. Here's my first impressions and a little supporting information. In a couple of months I will be hiking the Kungsleden Trail (The King's Trail) from Abisko to Nikkaluokta up in northern Arctic Sweden. Earlier this year I sold most of my sleeping bags and a …

Kungsleden August 2018 update including dehydrating and vacuum packing my meals

A couple of things have changed since I published this blog titled "The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Artic Sweden – Planning Update" back in March this year. I waited until the end of May 2018 before I purchased my tickets. I was able to buy the train ticket going up to Abisko,  but the return trip …

The King’s Trail – Kungsleden – Artic Sweden – Planning Update

Kungsleden August 2018 plans and thoughts Total = 130 km including summit of Kebnekaise This is my planned agenda. No train tickets are purchased yet. All plans are subject to change. I have to wait until the end of May before the train tickets are available which is roughly three months before the start of my …

The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) Artic Sweden

In a previous post in November last year I wrote that I would be participating in the Fjällräven Classic Sweden 2018 but I’ve changed my mind about doing it. I won’t be participating in this event now. Instead, I will be heading up there one week or so before and hiking my own hike without the 2000 participants of …

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