Last week I was out shooting with Martin Olsson and Darren Hamlin for Polyver boots to a story about me for their story campaigns. The weather has been quite "shitty" in Åre this winter to be honest, with rain and storms, melting snow and icy mountains, so we really did have some great timing with the sun, some fresh snow and cold temps! Even though work days like these require some hours preps and packing and work from 9am-9pm without breaks other than for lunch, I feel so lucky and I have to pinch myself sometimes for being able to call this my job and my home. It's not that it's the first time I do this, I've been doing shoots since 2011 when I first started blogging for Outside Magazine and today it's become more frequent and part of my work for income, but it still never gets old. I'm still grateful for have created and still have the opportunity to design my lifestyle around my biggest passions and today it covered it all - splitboard, tent, mountains, -16°C, no wind, bluebird, fresh snow, pro photographers/filmmakers, great company, friends and lots of laughter! The campaign will be out this fall.
Also, for those with cold feet, I need to mention (and this is not paid for!): THESE BOOTS..! <3 I've never not been frozen somewhere for a full day out in the cold without external heaters, but I can't believe that these boots kept me warm all day in -16 from 9 in the morning to 9 at night. To me that is magic! I was 18 when I first got insanely cold and white body parts even just for a chilly summer breeze. It's not about "just run a bit, do burpees or put wool socks on and you'll get warm", it doesn't work like that. On midsummer parties I had to wear thermal pants and in the winter I had to bring my biggest backpack (90L+) filled with gear just to be on the safe side with my temp problems, and since I'm an outdoor person and have adventuring and expedition guiding as my job, I've experimented a lot into deepest detail with what would solve my issues or keep them from getting critical. Sometime I succeeded, sometime I didn't, and today I have two big toes that I can't feel. And today my greatest love which I can't be without is charged heaters with extra batteries, expedition clothing, polartech, layers, critical exposure covers, Nalgene bottle with hot water, AND Polyver Boots hehe. True story!
Pics coming later, here are some snaps from my phone.