This Sunday, me and two of my colleagues will be heading off to the Northern-most top of Sweden again to support our employer’s yearly trekking event, Fjällräven Classic. This is always a great opportunity to meet colleagues from across the company, talk directly to customers who just finished a 110K hike and have been using our gear on the trail, and to head out into Sweden’s Great Wide Open.
It’s also a good opportunity to test some newly acquired gear myself. Over the last few months I bought a new pair of shoes, a new daypack and a new shell jacket as well as some shirts and vests, but I haven’t had a good opportunity to put them to the test. The weather forecast in Abisko for the next week-and-a-half isn’t great (lots of rain and showers, and temperatures below ten degrees Celsius) but that’s just the right weather to try out some new stuff and see how it performs.
I’m really looking forward to spending some time in the outdoor lover’s playground that is Abisko National Park again. It’s a really nice place I highly recommend you visit at least once in your life. Hopefully we will have some clear nights so we can see the stars and the predicted meteor showers: it’s one of the few truly dark places left in Europe – except during the summer…
Stay tuned for some reviews and pictures!