I am not sure what to write about in the very first blog post. I guess I should introduce myself and write down some goals or and directions for this blog.
So about me. Who am I?
I am an outdoor enthusiast, born in Estonia. Yes, Estonia. The country which is flat as a pancake. How did I end up climbing mountains and living for the next hike? Well, I was lucky enough to move to Norway at early age. That explains a little, but not everybody in Norway are constantly looking for the next peak. My interest for mountains and nature started first when I was 22 years old and had a summer job in Songdal. Songdal is and always will be a magical place from me. During that summer in 2012 we worked and hiked on regular basis 1-2 times a week. Mostly I joined the hikes just because it was social. I did not plan any hikes on my own that summer, no I started with that the summer after. But so what got me hooked? Thinking back I am sure it was the hike up to Fannaråken 2065 meters over sea level.
That hike is a very hard hike and it was the first time I hiked with a BIG bag. I still remember how heavy that bag was and I had no idea how long and demanding the hike was, cause I was just joining as I always did… Just couple of hours into the hike I remember the leader of the hike asking if he should carry my bag. I refused both the first and the second time he asked. I have always been stubborn, and a sixtyfive liter bag did not chance that.
I have never felt such a sense of accomplishment as I felt when I finally saw that hut on the top of that mountain. And so I have loved mountains ever since.
What do I wish to convey with this blog?
I wish to share my hiking stories, my hiking goals, my hiking plans and in general the joy I get from hiking and being in the nature. I will post about the hikes I am doing and plan to do. The preparations and the ups and downs. The lessons learned. Perhaps I will post some hikes I have done in the past that stuck out especially well in memory. But this blog is not going to be a peak diary, meaning every once in a while I might post about hiking equipment or other outdoors related stuff. Well, let’s see this is at least the at this time of writing and no matter how it will turn out, I promise I’ll try to keep it interesting, for a mountain lover at least.
On the way up to Watzmann Südspitze Summer 2016.