In a little over two weeks time I will be leaving Bergen to take part in the inaugural Scandinavian Bloggers Meet-Up where several of your favourite Scandinavia based ultralight backpacking bloggers will be meeting for the first time to spend 3 days hiking and camping in the Vålådalen national park in northern Sweden. Joining me on this trip will be Hendrik from Hiking in Finland, Gustav from The Bearable Lightness, Roger from Nielsen Brown Outdoors and Jörgen and Martin from Fjäderlätt.
This trip has been a long time in the planning and as it draws near I'm starting to get pretty excited about it. Not only will it enable us to enjoy what promises to be a spectacular part of Swedish wilderness but it will also allow us to put faces to names and let the inner gear geek run wild!
Fingers crossed we will have some tasty test equipment from Gossamer Gear along for the trip and a wide selection stoves, especially wood/multi burners, will be evident. Hopefully my Evernew Ti DX set arrives in time to come along. Relying on wood for cooking, especially in a mountain environment is a skill I'm hoping I'll learn on this trip from some of the other, far more experienced attendees. I also hope to learn more about the use of ultralight shelters and I'm taking my DuoMid in the hope that I'll become more competent with it.
We will also have a chance to discuss the future of ultralight backpacking in this stunning part of the world that lends itself so readily to this form of wilderness travel. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and visiting Sweden for the first time. Vi sees!