Trekking

 

Schweden / Norwegen / Polare Bergpflanzen / Trekking

‘LAGOM LAND’

‘Köttbullar’, ‘korv med mus’, ‘lättöl’ and Arctic plants

Lagom is a non-translatable Swedish word! The closest interpretation could be “a life on the zero line” that’s how the Swedish see themselves.

 Lost time to catch up, was the motto of our expedition in Scandinavia. Due to individual, from our side not controllable events, we were encouraged to seek the ‘lost’ spring for us in Görmany more up north. The goal was, to get the missing plant photos in this vegetation period for the 2nd issue of the bestseller book Frisss oder Schtirb! Essbare Wildpflanzen. (Eat or Die! Mother nature's delicacies, published 2013 in Görman, 2016 in English soon) - for the German spring it was too late.
Within this expedition we were able to collect much more material so we will be working on an additional book about Arctic plants inclusive footages.

We had taken the opportunity to collect some details for the upcoming survival book, too: ‘Save your ass no matter how!’ (Rette deinen Arsch! Egal wie!, on Amazon, January 2016). In Scandinavia not everything is forbidden yet …


We worked our way from south to north through all Scandinavian National Parks and cruised 12,000 km through Scandinavia, we walked the skin of our bones, were sucked empty of blood by mosquitoes, were attacked by ticks and had to hang our garbage because of increasing numbers of wolves and bears.
A wolverine ran away with my shoes, which I knew only from dingoes in Australia or Hyenas in Africa.


But hey, we just had to put on our rain jackets only twice: at 9° C and heavy rain in Eckernförde, Görmany in June and in September at 9° C back home! Otherwise, we had sunshine and no rain all the time and we were able to bathe in the Arctic Barents Sea with temperatures around 16° C (usual 4°C) near Kirkenes at the Russian boarder with sweating 31 ° C.