torsdag 31 mars 2011

At Virisen Lake

Yesterday, when Christina and Hakan left Raujka lake 'Håkan' forgotten one of the bags in the cottage.In the bag were some human necessities, such as mashed potatoes, cous-cous and other dry. So now our adventurers are on a diet, "said Christina ...Hm, it's not quite right because when I talked to Christina, they was sitting waiting for those waffles again.Wonder how many waffles they are eating on the way :)

Dogs keeps going well and Arija is now out of the season (we suspect that this was not a real maturity, because she only went 14 days).The dogs have done a great job to Klimpfjäll.

The night between Wednesday and Thursday, they stopped along the track and  put up the tent.Then it was time to make a fire.The geniuses Hakan and Nick tried to make a fire on damp dwarf birch, which resulted in the smoke more than the heat. So poor Christina had to run aroundbefore it was time to crawl into the sleeping bag, during the night the temperature crept down to -27 degrees.

The dogs had dug down and was fit and alert when the panels were opened in the morning. Thursday's driving has been mostly in the forested terrain which is appreciated by the dogs.

When I talked to Christina (at 13:00), theyhad run 25 kilometers in the morning and the calculation of running 15 kilometers to today, before it was time to put up the tent again. If all goes as it should be so they arrive in Tarnaby on Friday, in Tarnaby Hakan must glue his staffs who have become a bit worn .... and of
course it is time for the Friday pizza, a habit that Hakan had in how manyyears at any time:)

Now they have been out half the time and if it does not happen any more unpredictable as they hope to achieveTreriksröset before it's time and return home again.


// Pernilla

måndag 28 mars 2011

2 days with snow and snow

Yesterday (27) afternoon when Christina & Hakan crawled out of the tenthad snowed, 1.5 dm new snow overnight and it snowed so much that Christina did not see Hakan when he was two yards in front of her.

It continued to snow throughout the day, it was about 3.5 dm on Sunday. Sunday was very strenuous with more ascents and a lot of snow. During the night between Sunday and Monday was spent in a parking lot, with access to services associated cabin with water and heat. It could certainly be needed when rates edged down to - 20 degrees at night.

Today, they have the composure and drove 15-18 miles. The dogs have been the slippers throughout the day due to the input so much new snow and ice formations in the paws.

Right now they are at Raukasjön (enjoyed waffles with cloudberry jam and hot chocolate), where they rented a small cottage in order to recharge both the dogs and themselves when tomorrow is up in the mountains against Klimpfjäll. They expect this to be a very tough stage for both
themselves and the dogs.

/ / Pernilla

söndag 27 mars 2011

Further north

On Saturday morning came and Christina Hakan north from Gäddede again.
The conditions are very tough, with more than 6 dm new snow and no good
snowmobile trails to help them. Hopefully it will snow soon so snowmobiles can run out and no.

It does not make things better Arija now in her prime dates (for those of you who
waited for her to be mated this rennet, you will have to wait until next
season, she started 2 ½ months premature). Hakan and Christina have
tricks and replace dogs with each other on the team for fear sneak
mating and scrimmage between the guys.

Last Saturday was the sleds through very varied terrain, very up and
down. Overall, the slopes on 800 meters up and down. At one point it was
so steep that Hakan suddenly disappeared, luckily got Christina a stop
on his band before they drove down the hill.


/ / Pernilla

onsdag 23 mars 2011

Still waiting Gäddede (friday)

With hindsight we can say that we came across Hotagen nature reserves in the nick of time.A day later and we had struggled in powder snow up to his waist. Now we got the more than twomiles of alternating sun / clouds that day ended with the increasing wind and an abundant slush.As you already could read about was for us to Gäddede on Monday where snowed had been released for almost a daily
persistent rain.The rain has passed to snowstorms, and it has in the last days come around 4 dm snow in strong winds at times.We had a vague hope of being able to continue to run in Wednesday night's snowstorm, but the morning class and a warning on TV4 weather made it easy to fall back asleep after being fed the dogs with 6-8 cups Purina Pro Plan Performance, normally, the three-4 dl. Unfortunately, the weather report on the continued FOUL WEATHER precisely in the place we are in and struggling against a growing restlessness.

Gloves, clothing, shoes, tents, dog harnesses and sleeping bags are dry now.The weight of the
master has increased by at least three kg for pizza (half Christina also) and today cod with spinach, Christina has pimp his sleigh and polar ice is also revamped and we are on the go, waiting for clearance from the
weather ringtone.- It's only five weeks of vacation left ...;-) After talking with the local snowmobile club and of them have been informed that it has dropped even more snow at Blåsjön, which we expect to reach
the next stage, and that the previous rainy weather has loosened the snow on the lakes so we fear now that therelonger reveal "free miles" downloading of riding on Lakes where probably will be water / snow few
stages onwards ...

Dogs ear muff unconcerned what awaits them and havealready amassed enough energy of inventing own activities on Stake Outen.Two of our girls have figured out how they get away from BGB-hooks
to investigate the immediate neighborhood alone.Fortunately, there are 13 police officers who loudly informs us and the whole Gäddede if something happens that breaks the pattern - both good and less good when
it happened around midnight :-). The days of Gäddede masat have their way and we have not missed a weather report - unfortunately, all the reports sued and until today Friday, the total reached more than 6 dm
snow and wind greatly from time to.

On the mountain the snow has drifted into high drifts of the places very strong wind and the scooters that we
had hoped would pave the way for us, all turned when they reached the mountains. The weather forecast for tomorrow looks anyway very promising, and the campsite has today come a bunch of Norwegians with
snowmobiles so now is the sledges packed and it takes a lot if we do not leave Gäddede tomorrow Saturday with Niklas and his five Sibbe which may act plow untilSamoyeds are taking over ...:-))

Hakan & Christina

måndag 21 mars 2011


It's been a rough ride through the nature reserve and it rained almost all day today have not made ​​things any better. When they started from Scotland and went over the mountains the weather was good, but now got untracked as the compass got to do the job. The first 1 ½ mile went really well, when they went down
toward the Munsvattnet they meet an obsticale. It was a spruce forest in the way.

Christina and the dogs was left behind while Hakan  skied down (walk in his skis as it was 4-5 cm new snow) to find a track  which would work for the sledges. It took Hakan 1 ½ hours to find an appropriate track and then back up to Christina.

Well down at Munsvattnet they stopped at a creek to spend the night, so they wouldn't have to melt snow for the dogs and for themselves. This morning (Monday) it started to snow, after an hour the rain came and
after it has rained almost all day. The tracks from Munsvattnet has been helpful to some scooters have been and driving, however, it has hardly brought the dogs and sleds when it arrived much rain and have just been above freezing.

On the way to Gäddede Camp, they had to drive over a lake, for the most part, this tends to be a pretty good thing when you can stand on the sled and take it calm. But this time it was 5-8 feet of water on the
lake, so almost EVERYTHING  was wet (sleeping bags still dry).

The decision was taken to stay on Gäddede camp one day when everything has dried and there is a low-pressure right where they are right now. They plan to go ahead on Wednesday.

At the campsite, they have been joined by Niklas Eriksson and his Siberian Huskies, so tonight it will be one or two beers and a pizza at the restaurant.

söndag 20 mars 2011

An extra day of rest

The day before our adventurer took an extra day of rest in Valsjöbyn, before they went north.
The dogs and two legged needed some extra rest and because the service  in Valsjöbyn was wonderful it was decided that a night of extra sleeping in the beds of the wounded before the tougher terrain. Valsjöbyn with its 53 inhabitants is truly a place of tourist atmosphere and service. The 13 schoolchildren (in seven different grades) took the opportunity to cuddle and pamper the dogs a little extra:)
The dogs didn't use the dogs last night in Valsjöbyn to rest, they thought that the dogs in the village wanted to talk to them.

Yesterday they went to Scotland with heavy sleds, loaded with new supplies for both two and four legged.
During yesterday the only went  12 km, they stop early to rest the dogs as it was very heavy and it will be tuffer the next distance.  Yesterday was sunny, a couple of + degrees and it went up hill.

After having spent the night between Saturday and Sunday in Scotland (tent), Christina and Hakan today went in to a nature reserve. There will be a very tough distance as this nature reserve is not alowed with scooters so the risk is very big that it becomes 30 mil total untracked in the 3-4 inches of new snow. The alternative is to go around the reserve, but this should be a distance of 120 kilometers instead.
/ / Pernilla

fredag 18 mars 2011

Two-weekly Report

Hi all  blog readers.
Today we have had time to Valsjöbyn. We came here last night at. 21:30, after running a quarter Polardistans (7.5 mil yesterday, Thursday). The reason for the long run was short on dog food in your luggage and that it had been promised snow with about 1 dm fresh snow. As usual, the dogs made ​​a heroic effort. The order is that I, Hakan go first with four dogs and a Polaris Pulka (at least from the start :-)) where Arija and Birk's leadership duo that lays down the pace, after Christina comes with 10-span and heavy sled at about 200 kg.

Yesterday it went extra fast because Birk managed to catch and eat something lemming animals that ran in the track and after that was all different as pine cones and lichen blown off was very interesting prey items associated with the increase in speed when it came in the spotlight.

Good to the last downhill before Valsjöbyn when he appeared after a 1m next to the track with the somersault to me over the sled at the most ...

The dogs and we feel great, it'll be here tomorrow to try and get through it about 3 mil roadless natural area Hota Balingen - probably, we halfway and camping in the homelike Hilleberg tent: Keron 3GT "on the

With so many readers we are really excited and hope you from the couch or the workplace may experience at least a small part of the adventure we are enjoying.
Hakan and Christina (tru Pernilla) want to give you a nice reading during the next six
weeks - Let's eat char given to us by Ake from Froson
Hakan & Christina (by the key board at a school in Valsjobyn)

onsdag 16 mars 2011


Yesterday was a lot of driving down hill for Christina and Hakan. After taking a proper sleep in the luxury suite as they headed into the Mattmar to pick up a package of oil, which they forgot at home.

Many thanks to Ake on Frösön room for the night and the delicious char that will taste good in a couple of days !

They ran into another obstacle yesterday, bridges and viaducts, but shame on him who gives up. Over Ocke Bridge there was now snow at all for 400-500 meters so there they had to walk with the dogs over (put then on a stake-out) and then carry all the equipment  piece by piece. Necessity knows no law.

Many thanks for the assistance Kjell and Eva at the bridge.

Over/under E14, it was indeed the same thing, but where did they manage themselves through the shovel, the distance was not half so far this time:)

Christina has started to get a hang on her 'big' sled, and have a bit easier to maneuver it, (hum maybe it's getting easier, too). Otherwise, our adventurers very positive and they enjoy themselves, it can be heard on their voices when I talk to them.

That's it for today:) See ya!!

måndag 14 mars 2011


Today has been LUXURY in big letters. Conditions have been super, and right now when I sit and write this, Christina and Hakan crawled into their sleeping bags after a long and wonderful shower. They really have learned in this short time to appreciate the little in this world.

Now to today's blogging: After starting this morning, it was very steep for about 1 ½ hours, only once did they pick up snow shovels and pushed snow under the sled. Once up on the mountain, it was down hill....over the bald mountain.The sun has fried, despite the protective factor of 50 is now Christina is now a canker.

The day has been very diverse in terrain, uphill, downhill, over lakes and some forest driving.The dogs have loved it and only on the lake was some stops. There, Christina change leader bitches for a while after having
even more trouble, she switched back to Spira.They had now gone south over which to their great delight, was that they had the wind (2-7m/sek) in the back.

When they arrived at Anrisstugan they met the day's first man, the landlord. There they took a lunch break, rosehip soup and macaroons, before it was time to move on. Later, they meet  the next man, a
man with two German pointers. Hakan thought he had an eye on his dogs (the optimist, he has samoyeds *lol*), which resulted in that Hakan has visited another check post and the jointed glass fiber-fir central pole now needs some more repairs tomorrow. Luckily he managed to stop the dogs before it happened a major

Tonight is the dogs outside the house on Håckrenlägret, 15 km south of Mattmar.When they arrived was not the plant open but a good caravan visitors helped to get the values ​​and opened up one of the cottages to Chrsitina and Hakan.The cabin is one room with kitchenette, shower, toilet and especially running water. So tonight was not necessary to melt snow for the dogs would have their water needs met, some clothes
are washed and our adventurers are clean:)


söndag 13 mars 2011

A lot of loose snow on the mountains

Our dear adventurers are after today very tired it has been hard on them, well Christina anyway. Hakan did not sound so tired.Now when I hung up, it would enjoy mashed potatoes and a piece of salmon in an emergency cabin along the track.

They have had it tough today, really tough.There has been snow loose in many places after the storms which have been on bald mountain. Hakan and Christina have occasionally been shoveling their way, now you may ask what I mean but you read it right, they have been shoveling snow in front of the sleigh so that they have
been able to get around with a big sled. Pictures will come when they get home but I can give you a little vision, the sled hanging from a birch tree and standing over a fir tree.

They have not come a long way today. At 6½ hours, they reached 15 kilometers. Then, they have not stopped more than a maximum of 10 minutes throughout the day but it has not been anything wrong with the dogs' motivation. Although they have been in the loose snow up to their stomachs (Christina has not been able to get off of when she fell down to the groin) and had a lot of ice in the bottom so they pulled out both the sled and Christina on the snow places and others have been graveland stone.

They have about a mil left to Anaris cottage, where they would come tonight but as you know, it has not
gone. So the hope that they will arrive there tomorrow. Hakan continues to repair his sled all a McGyver, now it's fiberglass centrale pole who is now spliced ​​with pine boughs and attached with cable ties. I don't think he is thinking about having this sled for many more adventures. Christina's big sled is, which is very lucky.

Spot position:

There was a small flash back for today! / Pernilla

torsdag 10 mars 2011

The first mountain cabin visit

Have just put up the phone after a conversation with Christina, now we will see if I get this today:

From Bruksvallarna there has been heavy, very heavy with a climb of 240 meters in 1 kilometer. Although
they have gone on snowmobile trails much of the time it has gone up and down, up and down.

Still great weather, this morning it was -10 degrees and the day has gone up to -5 and brilliant sunshine.
Despite the sun factor 50 smeared in the faces, it feels that they have color and their skin feels tight.

Christina & Hakan with dogs has stopped for the night, and their stop today is at the Field hunter's cabin. The cottage includes chairs, bed, table and a wood stove. So no toilet, shower or running water.But oh, Hakan was happy, he sat and enjoyed in his chair and shouted in the background this I've missed.
They will tonight enjoy dinner at tables and chairs with plates:) What they missed!

The cottage is starting to heat up and sleeping bags and wet clothes hanging to dry around the cabin. In
the cabin, they will spend the night before they leave again tomorrow. We that are all sitting on our sofas
can of course send them the idea that they get a good night rest / /

onsdag 9 mars 2011

Water stop - ICA

Yesterday night I felt in our adventurers.They spent the night in a shelter in Acktjärn between Tännäs and Tänndalen.When the tent was in place and the fire made up it began to blow, it increased gradually throughout the evening and night. According to reports it was in place about 30 meters per second in the villages.Water bucket blew down more than 1 ½ gallons of water (Water is now essential for dogs and owners so they had to start melting snow again.

We took a late morning today - Christina got her first real sleep (despite the wind) - 8
o'clock, what a luxury. Today has been a heavy track, it has snowed and snowed until noon.
Around half two we wént into Tänndalen hotel parking.The goal was to get dog food to
Purina Pro Plan. So now there are 4x18 kg extra weight in the sled.Christina & Hakan assembly of
many happy people who photographed and filmed them. A little girl asked
if the dogs were domesticated ....good laugh! When Tänndalen left behind as the
sun came out, and a climb from 700 meters to 940 meters up on the bare

Arriving in Bruksvallarna it was time for a visit to the ICA (food store) ....yes you read right. Hakan ran inside and filled with water in all that went to the evening would not have to melt snow for the dogs. /
/ Pernilla - Christina

tisdag 8 mars 2011

Super weather

A little Progress report from the wilderness: The weather is super, just
as desired (so far), minus 4-6 degrees and sunny. During yesterday we got a lot of colour in our faces.

We who know Hakan knows he has a love for the check posts. Hm, our Polaris sled is now more of a Polaris STFS (I think it was called). He has managed to hit the pole so that the sled broke down, brush bow and stay in between the rails is now Mc Gyver exchanged at a STFS cottage. It works at least as good as it did before, but there is no problems with it. Hopefully  Hakan keeps him self on the right side of the posts from now on.

Dogs working good, taut ropes:) Some of the more experienced dogs don't like when it is time to take a brake for night, they think that 4-5 miles are certainly not enough.  Arija, Delta and Sälka think clearly
that the notion that staying is not funny, they speak loudly on for everyone else that now shall we indeed run again, although Hakan and Christina try to sleep.

That's it this time round. No way, the spot seems to work now so we
check with the original link again:
Pernilla (keyboard) & Christina (phone)

söndag 6 mars 2011

Still problems with the spot

Sunday was not started until 11:30. Christina needed some extra rest
after a night which did not give her so much sleep. The dogs are still
tagged to the max so Christina still stands on the brake. 4 mil clear
by the Sunday in a very good snowmobile trails, pure luxury.

Spot still does not work, so Hakan and I, Pernilla has taken the decision
that I will post links that I receive in the mail directly to show their positions.

The Saturday night spot:
Sunday night spot:
/ / Pernilla (keyboard) - Hakan (phone)

lördag 5 mars 2011

Already taken a wrong turn

We started at10:30 from Sarna today and guess what after 20 minutes we took a  wrong turn. All of a sudden we were standing in the middle of reindeer trails all around us.Through the woods we went, and shortly there after a precipice.There was a small step down that was shoved by a scooter for some time ago, so Hakan went down with skis, sledges and dogs.Well down, we took the decision not to sled down with all 10. This would be to dangerous. Dogs disconnected and Hakan took the sleigh down on a slant.I, Christina was down and received when Hakan let the 10 dogs down.Well down with everything, the dogs were put infront of the sled again, and our journey continued.The dogs have really been super-added
now and I have been standing  on the brakes most of the time, although we calculate with the sled and I weigh about180 kilograms.

The weather today has been perfect ...well almost, could be colder. Sun - 4-5 degrees
and lightly blown.

When we stopped for a snack break, the dogs certainly didn't want to stand still. So we had to quickly throw in our little rosehip soup, nuts and chocolate (wonder if they will like nuts, chocolate and rose hip
when they get home, according Christina isthat their main energy source of snacks)

At 19.00 we stopped for the night and pitched the tent and made a fire.All dogs are fed, except 4 - we are waiting for more water will melt in the pan over the fire.It takes a while to melt water to 14
dogs.Over the fire hangs Hakan socks and dry ..they got wet after all, flounder up and down the cliff (while on the phone, ran one of the socks burn up ... lucky that they have reserves to itself).

We are having some problems with the spot (at 20.00)  but hopefully we will have it up and running soon.

The first day has gone really well and it feels really good./ / Pernilla
(keyboard) - Christina (your phone)

fredag 4 mars 2011

Finally.. we are on our way

We, Christina & Hakan with dogs has finally left a rainy Molkom and are heading
north now to Sarna. After two days and nights feverishly packing to get everything and do not forget anything. Hmm, we wonder now when we sit in the car on really everything is included, but only time will tell. The dogs were tagged when they noticed that something was happening. Many of them have been around before and know it's racing when the car gets packed. Just don't think that they are aware that
there is quite a while until they see their runs again:)

We are very pleased that we start from Sarna tomorrow morning and not up
north as we first thought about doing. Hakan has had an eye on the weather and hopefully stop it blowing and gets freezing again before we get up the mountain. / at the keyboard Pernilla - Christina by phone

torsdag 3 mars 2011

Substitute blogger

Lets see if I can get a hang of this, you have to have some patience. New blogger who stands in for Christina and Hakan now that they will not have access to power and being in the wilderness. Hopefully I will be able to reflect some of their adventures through MMS and phone calls. You can follow their journey on the Spot:
// Pernilla