Five Essential Attributes in a Trip Partner

Adventure, Tips   |   April 2017

I was thinking recently on what attributes I value most in a trip partner. While I often travel solo, nothing can beat the camaraderie of the trail, if...

Surviving the Shoulder Season

November 2016

Here’s another of my regular posts for Dam Good Trips reflecting on the fact that November is now upon us. Run by British Columbia guide and adventurer Christina Chowaniec, her...

Return to Sarek

Lapland, Sarek, Sweden   |   October 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. The summer saw me in Armenia, Poland, as well as heading back to my familiar stomping ground in the north...

Going Solo

April 2016

In our risk-averse era, heading out alone into the wilds is often frowned upon. But it can also be the source of some of our best experiences in...

The Allure of the Great White North

Winter Adventure   |   March 2016

Here’s another piece I wrote for Dam Good Trips recounting a little tale of winter adventure in Sweden’s far north. My expedition mate and I got caught in a...

Lonesome Pine

Forest   |   February 2016

Yesterday I went for a short hike in Tyresta National Park to the south of Stockholm. It’s a place that I regularly go to in order to escape...

Argentina’s Cordón del Plata

Andes, Argentina   |   February 2016

In December I spent a few days with my girlfriend in the Cordón del Plata mountain range , just to the west of the city of Mendoza (famous...

A Reflection on Risk

January 2016

We live in a society which, on the one hand, disavows risk: the wilderness is seen as something foreign and full of dangers. Better to cocoon our children...

Kaamos: the Polar Night

December 2015

We’re entering the darkest time of the year here in Sweden. It’s a period of the year that few find rewarding with most wishing they could hibernate or migrate...

Traversing Russia’s Polar Urals

Expedition, Polar Urals, Russia   |   November 2015

Back in the summer, I travelled to Russia with my friend Björn Nordkvist. Our plan was to complete a traverse of the Polar Ural range – the northernmost...

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