Last August, a friend and I participated in the Fjällräven Classic, a 110 km trek through the mountains of Swedish Lapland. The organisation by Fjällräven was excellent. The trek ran from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, passing Sweden’s highest mountain: mount Kebnekaise. On the photo you can see the mountain range in the distance. We were having a break at ‘Lap Dånalds’ where we enjoyed a delicious reindeer burger, the amazing weather and the stunning view!
Sadly, I didn’t finish the trek due to knee injuries. I made it to 47 km when I decided my health was more important than trying to finish this incredibly tough trek with two busted knees. I got helicoptered out at Sälka checkpoint (which was an amazing ride in itself!). I was very disappointed, but still stand by my decision. My friend did finish and I am so proud of this tough cookie! Especially since we were hiking for an amazing charity called Sanctuary for Kids and managed to raise CDN $1200,-! That money will do a lot of children a lot of good!