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How Sweden Became a Full Member of UIMLA
My story from within the Swedish Mountain Leader Organisation and how we successfully became members of the Union of International Mountain Leader Association, also known as UIMLA.
Explore Swedish Lapland’s Kings Trail on Snowshoes: A Unique Winter Experience
Explore Swedish Lapland's Kings Trail on Snowshoes: A Unique Winter ExperienceIntroduction In March and April of 2023, I led a team of people from Wales and Scotland on the King's Trail in Swedish Lappland. This was the second year I guided this trip on behalf of my...
IML Summer Assessment (UIMLA)
In September of 2021 I had the opportunity to host the first Swedish summer assessment together with two colleagues. A particularly wet week with lots of rain and fog in an unknown area in the north of Jämtland, Sweden. This is the third module where the participants meet outdoors in the mountains to either train or be assessed.
No bridge across Härjångsån
Vålådalen Nature Reserve lies in western Jämtland, in the middle of Sweden, close to the border of Norway. On the trail from Vålåstugorna towards Helags and Ljungdalen there used to be a bridge across Härjångsån. In older versions of the maps of this area there is a marking of a bridge which does no longer exist.
Mountain Cabins of Sweden Summer 2020
A lot is changing in the mountains this summer. But a lot also stays the same. Right now, the Swedish Tourism Association (STF) is preparing to open the huts of the Swedish Mountain Range. Usually the huts are open to anyone passing by and you do not have to pre-book your bed. You are always guaranteed at least a mattress but if they are too crowded you may have to sleep on a mattress in the sauna or in the kitchen.
Most common mistakes when hiking
To go out on a hike is a wonderful experience but there are a few things that can ruin it all. We have all been beginners once upon a time. Here are some of the problems we face when mountain hiking and hopefully you can avoid them by thinking ahead and planning accordingly.
One of the biggest and most common problems we face when out in the mountains is either over heating or being too cold. How can we effectively manage our temperature so that we can have a much more enjoyable experience? On top of it all, losing too much heat can be really dangerous and something to be very careful of in certain conditions.
Mountain Safety Council – 40 Years
Last week was the 40 year anniversary celebration of the Mountain Safety Council of Sweden. Markus was invited on behalf of the Swedish Mountain Leader Organisation and traveled to Stockholm to attend. The celebration consisted of two parts – first a conference part then a celebration dinner.
Swedish Mountain Leader Organisation SFLO
On the Annual General Assembly of the Swedish Mountain Leader Organisation the 19th of May 2019 at Enaforsholms Mountain Station, Markus Nyman was elected new Chairman of the board. Markus has been active board member since 2016 and sees it as a natural step to take the role of Chairman.
Swedish Right of Public Access
Sweden has alot of mountains, forests, archipelagos, rivers, lakes, and beaches for you to discover. But what makes the Swedish nature so special is the right of public access, which is regulated in law, and provides everyone in Sweden – visitors as well as inhabitants – the right to roam freely in the outdoors, public as well as privately owned land.
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