Archive | June, 2013

Historic Maps at the National Archives

Yesterday I went to Stockholm together with Mattias Jaktlund to visit the Military Archives of Sweden, a department of the National Archives of Sweden. Jaktlund is the manager of a joint Norwegian and Swedish project developing and managing the cultural heritage centered around general Carl Gustaf Armfeldt’s military campaign in Tröndelag, Norway, in 1718-1719. As […]

Surrounded by crystal clear water

After a month in the deserts of Iran it felt really good to wet my kayak today. I just got back from my first creekboating run of the year. Together with Stefan, Hedin-team member, and our friend Ante Danielsson from Östersund we paddled Vålån, a class IV section close to Åre. It was an interesting […]

Crossing of Dasht-e Kavir by 4WD cars

Originally our plan was to try to cross the Dasht-e Kavir by camels. We had tried to find good camels months in advance, but early got indications showing this could prove to be very difficult if not impossible. After asking around in all the villages in the region and meeting personally with the most experienced […]