Karün Lodge Weekend in Fjällnäs
In March I had a hectic work-month and I've needed some time to get back to balance and in step with things. It started with a trip to Fjällnäs with some some 10 girls and Karün for split/ski touring, then I went straight to Lövåsen in Grövelsjön to celebrate dad's birthday with the whole family and my siblings families. After a week of splitboarding, remote working (UX design) and birthday celebration I continued heading south to Sälen/Fulufjället for a long weekend of dog sledding with Adventure Stories x Fjälläventyr. Then we drove to Stockholm for a meeting with Stadium/Everest (Adventure Stories collad) and again back to Sälen/Fulufjället for yet another long weekend of dog sledding. After a month I got back to Åre and since then have spent my days with UX-design, meetings, upcoming talks in Lofoten and Åre, upcoming Adventure Stories events and admin, Antarctica planning, workouts, friends visiting and other projects that I haven't had too much time to work on during March. So if you've been missing my posts, this is why. But here's an update split into different posts!
SO! As a starter, last month was kicked off with an invitation to join the Karün community to Fjällnäs, a small town in Härjedalen near Norway which was actually my favorite place in the world when I grew up. My family used to spend winters and summer up here and to me it was the dream of all dreams, with all the white fluffy snow, the uncrowded slopes, the kind people, the food we ate, the white views on the other side of the lake that we used to cross for day missions. Fjällnäs was actually my reason for falling in love with the Swedish mountains and wanting to move up there, so it was amazing to be back! We arrived Friday night to Karün's "office" (huge house by the lake) where we spent two nights. On Saturday we went split touring up Storskarven while experiencing all weathers at the same time and enjoying great views. For the first time I felt ok after my 2 months of influensa which of course was a great feeling, and I could really enjoy both the walk up an the ride down. The evening was spent doing yoga, hot tub sunset session, eating great food, drinking wine, talking about Karün's work with sustainability and just enjoying the gathering of a bunch of super inspiring girls! On Saturday we visited that yellow house where we used to spend time when I was little, with new owners of course and a bit different concept, but bringing memories from the smells, vision and views, the sound of walking the same floors and the things and furniture in the house that made my heart melt completely.
So grateful, both for being back and for being invited to a group of women 10 years younger that myself. I tend to forget my age and I still feel like I'm 23, still do the things I did back then, still work with different jobs simultaneously, and I've still got the same drive and energy. Some people even get surprised and say I look younger than my actual age (I don't though haha), the only difference is the numbers that have changed.
Thanks Karün and Lucia Nebrada for inviting us and thanks Ebba Forsgren, Nicole Modigh, Mercedes Lundström, Sallie Skött, Alex Edebo, Andrea Holm, Emma Gabrielsson, Lif Hydén and Emma Harrysson for an amazingly fun weekend together in Fjällnäs!