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Nordkalottleden - 800 km across the Arctic Circle

Hi everyone September saw us venture back to the Artic Circle, where we had previously completed the King's Trail in June. Follow my husband 800 km across Sweden, Norway and Finland as he's racing Northbound against the Arctic Winter that's coming his way. Chapter 1: Takes him from Kvikkjokk into Pa...
by caromiri
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Nordkalottleden - 800 km across the Arctic Circle
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lap

Wow, what an adventure. That's a long way to go. It must have been a challenge to lug all your gear in that heat! The landscapes look wonderful. Would love to do some Scandinavian hiking and scrambling myself one day. Thanks so much for the feedback - we much look forward to going back next year. A...
by caromiri
Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Affric Kintail Way - The Underrated Trail - May 2021

Hi everyone, Antonio walked the Affric Kintail way (as an add-on to the West Highland Way). If you're interested to see what he saw, see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2WA2HqZwjg&t=1125s For being such a lovely hike it is so much less well-known than the WHW. Hope you like it ! atb, Carol...
by caromiri
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Affric Kintail Way - The Underrated Trail - May 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 459

Re: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lap

A cracking read. That's a seriously long walk! But good (?) to hear that the Swedish mozzis can't match the Scottish midges :lol: . Interesting that you identify the first class hiking infrastructure as a big positive. I'm sure some folk would agree, whereas others wouldn't, seeking the absolute mi...
by caromiri
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Trail /hiking trainers

Hi there, I use the Sportiva Akashas and love them (lightweight and cushy) but they run very small, so I am usally a EUR 38 and had to order a EUR 39.5 in Sportiva (!). Last year, I used the ;Salomon Women's Trail Running Shoes, XA PRO 3D ' on the Cape Wrath Trail. They served me very well - they ar...
by caromiri
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trail /hiking trainers
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

Re: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lap

Fantastic, an excellent write up of an excellent adventure. Having been to a few bits of Sweden and Norway, this area has always appealed. I particularly want to get to Rapadalen one day, though doubt I'll ever commit to as long a walk as yourselves. Great stuff. :clap: The huts and "windshelt...
by caromiri
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lap

Superb report and nice video as well. I would be tempted to go earlier in the year when there's more snow (with skis or snowshoes) and less insects, but I guess the huts are not open? Hello, thanks for the feedback ! There is indeed also a winter season, which I believe is usually around mid March ...
by caromiri
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland

This year, we hiked the Kungsleden Trail in Swedish Lapland – a 440 km hike across northern Sweden that takes you from Abisko in the very north of Sweden all the way down to Hemavan, most of it within the Arctic Circle. Upsides  Top notch hiking infrastructure  Experience the ‘midnight sun’  Magn...
by caromiri
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hiking the Kungsleden Trail – 440 km through Swedish Lapland
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Cape Wrath Trail GUIDE - All In One (based on WalkHighlands)

My husband put together this Cape Wrath Trail Guide based on the stages in this Walk Scottish Highlands description, which has served us so well and is simply excellent. We hope this is useful for any hiker who would like to follow the Cape Wrath Trail ! We will attempt to walk it North to South thi...
by caromiri
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail GUIDE - All In One (based on WalkHighlands)
Replies: 1
Views: 2359

Re: Hiking the Cape Wrath (aka ‘Cape Rough’) Trail

I see you love hiking in Finland - initially our plan was to do the Kalottireitti but we then shifted gears because of uncertainties around travel restrictions. I hope to have a blog on that one next year ! I eventually managed to get to write up my adventures on the Karhunkierros in Finland, maybe...
by caromiri
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Hiking the Cape Wrath (aka ‘Cape Rough’) Trail
Replies: 17
Views: 7349

Re: Karhunkierros ( The Bears' Trail) Ruka - Finland (Part -

Thanks so much for writing this one down :D - it has been on my list for ages ! I love the hiking infrastructure in Finland (the huts and fireplaces look awesome !)

Caroline
by caromiri
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Karhunkierros ( The Bears' Trail) Ruka - Finland (Part - 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Re: Hiking the Cape Wrath (aka ‘Cape Rough’) Trail

I see you love hiking in Finland - initially our plan was to do the Kalottireitti but we then shifted gears because of uncertainties around travel restrictions. I hope to have a blog on that one next year ! I eventually managed to get to write up my adventures on the Karhunkierros in Finland, maybe...
by caromiri
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Hiking the Cape Wrath (aka ‘Cape Rough’) Trail
Replies: 17
Views: 7349

Re: Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020

Congratulations :clap: Well done, l just watched the video and it looked physically and mentally challenging. Back to back SNT and CWT is quite an achievement. Thoroughly enjoyed both videos with your passionate commentary. I saw you gear review for CWT and would really love to hear the full make a...
by caromiri
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Re: Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020

Congrats on completing the SNT. Great effort, well done. :clap: Hope your left leg has recovered. Looked like you got way more rain than when you did the CWT but not as many midges :) Always forward! Thanks so much Alba - this is actually my husband, not me but yes his leg's fully recovered :-). In...
by caromiri
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020

Hi everyone, my husband and I completed the Cape Wrath Trail this summer (I wrote a report in this forum). He got hooked and went for the Scottish National Trail in September / October. There are not many SNT reports around so I thought of sharing this with you - he loves good audio and took some ti...
by caromiri
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Scottish National trail - Autumn 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 3781
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