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L�rdal

Posted on January 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM

This weekend Simon, Carsten and I drove 12 hours to get to Lærdal in Norway. This place has tons of big ice climbs and a guide for the area can be found HERE.

We climbed Bøafossen (WI4, 90m) on the day we arrived and Kjorlifossen (WI5+, 400m) the next day, which was a full day route for us as a team of three. We got absolutely soaked to the skin,...

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Rjukan

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 5:05 AM

After Christmas I spent a few days climbing in Rjukan, but unfortunately the conditions are not good at the moment. There has been very little snowfall and the strong cold has stopped the ice from forming. None of my projects at Sector Arne were climbable and the little ice that had formed elsewhere was very brittle.

I did, however, manage to climb the drytool route Fission.

I had climbed it once already (using heelspurs) about five years ago, but obviously that does not count as...

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Back from Patagonia

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM

David and I failed big time in Patagonia! In the three weeks we were there we only had one good weather window and we ended up not climbing anything when we had the chance:

In frustration over the poor weather I did a daily training session of figure-fours in a tree next to the hostel we stayed at (grade T4 equivalent of M8+), but finally we saw a weather window appear in the forecast.

The original plan was to do Exocet on Standhart, but we found out that two Norwegian, two Swiss...

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Ready for Patagonia

Posted on November 15, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Recently I’ve been training with Scottish alpinist Malcolm Kent, who temporally lives in Copenhagen. He is the probably the best unknown climber in the world. He has done everything from M13 mixed to 8c+ sport to insane WI?? to a solo of Gasherbrum IV’s Shining Wall (the most impressive unreported alpine accomplishment I have ever heard of)!

It’s a great opportunity for me to learn how to train like a pro and ...

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GripGrab

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 3:45 AM

I have gotten a sponsor deal with GripGrab, which is a Danish company that produces some really cool outdoor gloves. Currently they focus on gloves for cycling, running, fitness and skiing, but I will try and develop a glove specifically for climbing with them, which I am really looking forward to.

Below is a short video of me from a training session testing some gloves from Gripgrab:

 

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