My latest challenge....motherhood ...
my finest "mountain" to climb ever ;)
First this happened...
then this :)
Sally...our little angel
Yep....it's been quite some time since my last update.....Mexico went well.
Only a bit colder than we expected and the food not so fabulous.
Despite that it was a great trip :)
Here a little taste of Mexico...
We arrived in Mexico City late the 24th of December...Merry
Guess the police in Mexico don't use walkie talkie....
You wan't ice?...You got ice! .....now with puke on the
Our favorite place....a fruit bar....and they have lots
of them all over Mexico :)
NO ICE THANK YOU!
The 25th of December at Zócalo, Plaza de la Constitución,
Sunset at Playa Ventura
The wiew from our room...nice :)
Breakfast....mexican style ;)
On our way to Chacahua
Quite colorful guesthouses :) We were on the top floor....with
a view ;)
The beach in Chacahua....we had to cross a river in a boat to get there
the guesthouse...but it was worth it :)
Going back to guesthouse
New Year in Oaxaca. Lots of families in the center. Children playing,
lots of happy
people. No drunk, no fighting, almost no firework....
This was the only rocket we saw on the streets the next morning!!
There are cactuses in Mexico!! Big ones... :)
and mountains full of them :)
On our way from Oaxaca to the south coast.
I loved the view. Peter looooved driving there...or NOT
He got a little dizzy of all the turning ;)
Back driving along the coast.
The landscape is flat again....but hey...watch out for slowly vehicle ;)
Once again in the mountains :) Now on our way to San Cristóbal
San Cristobal....a very very nice and cosy place
Horseback riding. Don't think we will join that sport any
Cañón del Sumidero. This was the most beautiful picture.
There were so much
garbage everywhere in the river. Such a shame :(
A coffee shop in Tuxtla....for old men reading their
and having their cigar....and us ;)
One thing I had never seen....a pyramid. Such an amazing
This is Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico
Icecream Drive In :)
Our last stop before going back to Mexico City
Back in Denmark. Home sweet home :)
Yiiiihaaa.....next travel plan is set...
the plane tickets are bought...
I can't wait :)
This Christmas mi amor and I are spending
20 days backpacking in Mexico.
Good food, nice warm weather, beatiful beaches, deserted areas, pyramids
Hasta la vista Mexico
Only a few months too late ;-)
But none the less....pictures from my last Adventurerace this year and a
special one it was...a race ONLY for Women :)
A very cold but fun day with Maikie and Janne...
Finally I got the pictures from West Coast Challenge
The 21st of August I participated in West Coast
Challenge with Jan
....and it was WET!!!
It started to rain 20 minutes before start....and continued almost all
night, plus many of the posts were situated in wet areas such as the
ocean, a lake etc!!
so it ended with being wet from head to toe 10 hours and 33 minutes ;)
We ended no.4 of 22 teams in the mix catagory
....only 3 minutes aftes the team in front of us....
and no.17 of 75 teams all over
A great race :)
See more pictures
.....waiting for the start signal....nice :-)
No mountain trip for me this year.
Instead I spend my vacation in Sweden and in Budapest :)
In Sweden with Peter and my dog Casper
In Budapest with Peter and Simone
Saturday....Peter and I.....approx 62km biking....
4 flat tires!!!......and only 1 tube in the bag!!!
Damn good adventure training ;)
Sunday....AR Training with the boys :)
Karen, Alice, Claudia mtbing. Approx 10 km with 2 tasks
on the track :)
After that....approx 10 km inliners....Bambi is still
Me, Claudia and Karen :)
Alice is pregnent so she's still on the mtb :) ....now
with all the skates ;)
3 hours hot hot hot training :-)
Sunday Peter and I got the chance to see the
danish wind farm Middelgrund up close :)
There are 20 windmills in the park which is situated
2-3 km off shore of Copenhagen where the water depth is 4-8 meter.
The tower is 64 meter high and the length of
each wing is 37 meter.
Peter on his way up inside the tower. There are 11 latters...
Me at the top of the windmill....nice view :)
Saturday I participated in Firma Multi Motion Adventurerace with Vicki and
We ended no 2 in Women Catagory (of 5 teams) and no 18 Overall (of 27 teams)
The race is more about the team working together than running, cycling etc.
It's great fun :-)
Pictures of some of the tasks....
Me, Vicki and Trine before start
The start.....every team had to get an envelope where the first post was
WATeam in Pink.....Casper's scalp ;-)
One of the funny tasks......fill the big bottle with water :)
Signe from the other WATeam
Orienteering, Vicki and I
Word puzzle.....4 km running where there we letters here
and there :-)
Team Big Smile :-) One man blindfolded!!
Team Big smile :-) Collecting pieces for a puzzle
Adventure training with WATeam :-)
3 hours of nice and fun training....mtbiking, orienteering, bikini excercise,
quiz, three legs orienteering and inliners :-)
Mette and Anne Marie had arranged the mini race for us
Briefing before the race
Casper waiting for me to be done with the training :-)
Bikini excercise ;-)
Last weekend Maikie and I participated in our second adventurerace together.....and
with even more rain than in Silkeborg :-)
A-Race took place at Amager, a little island south of Copenhagen.
For us it ended after 8 hours.
8 hours with rain and strong wind.
Bike'n'run, orienteering, mtb-orienteering, a lot of posts in the water, robe
bridge in Fields, rowing boat at Christians harbour.
It was a tough race but a good challenge :)
We ended no.5 of 15 teams in Mix/Women catagory and no.24 of 44 teams Overall
5:30am Maikie at check in. We had to draw all the posts to the map and
plan the route
The race starts....
The post were situated on the little island behind us...
One of the posts were in Fields were we had to be between 10am-2pm
Flemming from To Cope and I
Rope bridging :)
I like :-)
One posts were at Christians harbour were we had to be
Here the task were rowing boat.....Heidi and Alice from Team WAT A RACE
The post were situated at the island :-)
Yes sir....one more post in the water....my feets are wet
for the picture
H12 8.May 2010
Last weekend I participated in the
MTB-Race H12 together with Martin and Henrik.
It was their first time in a long race like this so our main goal was to
finish....and not last :)
After 12 hours race we ended no.8 of 13 teams in the Mix catagory and
no.160 of 260 Overall
Not bad at all :)
The route.....up and down, up and down.
Again Team Hustler had made an excellent race for us....defenitely
coming back next year :)
This years first Adventurerace is over.....and what a start!
Early morning in Silkeborg and the rain is pouring down.....that is REAL
I raced with my friend Maikie. It was her first Adventurerace and it took us
11 hours and 16 minutes to get throught the course. She was really tired but she
hanged in.....well done :)
The disciplines were orienteering, canoeing, bike'n'run orienteering, archery, naturerace
where we had to find som different trees!!....I'm defenitely not good at that!!,
mtb-singeltrack, water/pipe fun and Mtb orienteering.
Wateam girls before the race....Christa, Birgitte, Malene
Maikie and I just before the race starts
The start is orienteering and MTB-orienteering
On our way in to the star center where we could choose the next
Star Center. Parking place for the bikes and here we choose the next
A little fun exercise during the MTB-orienteering ;-)
Had to crawl throug the pipe....and due to the rain this night and
.....there where a little more water than expected ;)
Notice the post behind me!!!.....yep.....it's in the water....I'm wet
Once more back at Star Center. Going for the archery and pipe/water
We got a pipe filled with holes in. Had to go down a steep hill to the
Fill the pipe, carry it up here and fill the water in a bowl....full! We
had to go 5 times!!!
At one of the post in MTB-orienteering, there where a
labyrinth that we had to do...
We met the other WATeam.....and neither of us where any good at this!!
Could it be because we had been on our way for 9 hours at this moment??
I hope so hihi :)
Finally back and finished with the race. 11 hours 16 minutes....
guess Maikie were happy that it was over.....and we got nice warm soup
Mtb-O Camp in Åhus in Sweden
A camp with great training, fun terrain
and nice company
Me and Anders after night mtb-o
I got there first ;-)
Our dinner table, Bjarke, Jan, Preben, Jens Peter and
Johan.....Mexican buffet...yummie :-)
Me at the end of the bridge
Åhus Hotel and Konference center where we stayed
Birthday party for Claus in their bungalow.....nice with cake after
Redwine, beer and good company in the evening :-)
Everybody´s out to see the
Sunday morning....the last Cup before we go home
Me during the race
I took Casper, my dog, into Gribskov to try camping.....he better get use to
the outdoor life :-)
Casper and I in Gribskov
The camping site
Casper in the tent. The shelters were too big and scary for me....even
with a dog ;-)
Next morning.....breakfast at Grib Lake
The first Mtb race is over and done
It was really really hard, due to the lack of training for my part.
Too much snow in February and March.
The race was great with super nice
singel tracks and nice weather.
Perhaps a little bit early!
I was really happe with my time. With
too little training this is all I could hope for.
57km in 3.33.59.
Thank you to
Slagelse Mtb Club for the pictures.
Start at 10am......summertime ;-)
Ladies first ;-)
So many gentlemen in this game
Super nice singel tracks.
Kristin, me and Margit after the race...nice it's over
and done with ;-)
My race calender so far:
- 57 muddy km in the forest in Slagelse. This weekend I participate in
- 4 days of orienteering. Primo April i'm going to Sweden to participate in this
- My first Adventurerace this year. I'm really looking forward to this
- A week after that...12 hours mtb-race with my friends Henrik and Martin
- And a week after that.....another adventurerace
So far so good :-)
21. March 2010
Finally the spring has reach Denmark :-)
Road biking around Esrum Lake
It's been a long long winter with lots of snow.....and not so much
The last 2 month I've done mostly road cycling.
Only a few times in the forest during january and february.
BUT.....that is over now...
The single tracks in the forest are
all muddy and wet :-)
Winter Cup in January....thanks to Bill Bade for the picture
Hustler Nightride in February.....thanks to
Team Hustler for the picture
2 month have past since i arrived back in Denmark after my trip to Nepal.
It was wonderfull to be there again....can't wait to go back. I love that
Unfortunately the trip did not ended like I had wished for. A lot of hazzle with
the expedition leader Dan Mazur turned out so I did not get my chance for
summitting Baruntse. He thought I was finished when I went back to BC so he
arranged our trek back to Lukla. I was NOT finished. I only went back to BC to
acclimatise. The plan was to go for the summit after one day of rest there.
Everybody else knew this....except the expedition leader!
And when he found out...he went crazy!!
At this point we were 5 days ahead of the schedule...but still he did everything
he could to make me change my mind. And he succeeded!
The leader in training was not allowed to go with me.
The expedition leader would not allow to change some parts of the fixed rope
even though the other guides thought it was nessesary.
I was to go alone up there with 2 sherpas.
And other than these facts, he spend half an hour attacking me with his opinion
about my physical state!!
There was nothing wrong with my physics! I walked faster than some of the guys
who had already been to the summit. I had no symptoms of altitude sickness. And
this is NO WAY to treat a client. Where was the motivation and kindness??
We were only 3 persons who did not summit. The 2 others where already in BC when
I arrived. They had no attension on trying.
The rest of the team were summiting the day I went down to rest.
I think that Dan Mazur, the expedition leader, already had been counting the
money he could save, with the expedition ending 5 days earlier than planned. So
it must have been very annoying to learn that I wanted my summitattempt.....which
I paid a lot of money for!
Also he had just got back from another expedition when ours where starting and
he had only a short time after our expedition in Kathmandu before he was going
on another trek again. For him it was VERY convenient to end the trip 5 days
I've written a complaint to Summitclimb. I got a nice e-mail back from
Stewart that he would look into the case. But now it has been over a month since
I last heard from him. I just reminded him again....so I hope soon he will get
back to me to sort it out.
I don't think I got what I paid for and I don't think you can have an
expedition leader who treats the clients like this.
Since my trip to Mustag Ata in China I have been recomending Summitclimb to
everybody. It was the best trip ever.
But I guess that was only thanks to Jon Otto and Phil Crampton who where the
expedition leaders :-)
I CANNOT RECOMMEND SUMMITCLIMB....DON'T GO WITH THEM....EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE
Baruntse Base Camp
Finally the day has come....
Today I go to Nepal for the Baruntse
Expedition with Summitclimb.
It'll be great to see Nepal and the mountain again.
I'm really excited :)
The backs are packed, I'm on my way....
I'm leaving on a jetplane...
di dum di dum ;)
News from the trip as soon as I get
Unfortunately there is no network coverage in the mountains
My last Aventurerace this year was West Coast
A great race, but much different than the others I've participated in.
A lot of preparation before the race with drawing
posts from a Mastermap to a 1:50.000 map. Then draw the posts to
Then figure out in which order to take them when the race starts.
We could our selves decide in which order and whether by bike or running
we would take the posts. Great race :-)
The race startet at 0:00 the night between Saturday
and Sunday. It was a beautiful night. No rain, no wind, no clouds.
The signal for START: firework :)
We had decided to take the posts situated in the Wadden Sea first due to
high tide. It went really well the first 4 hours of the race but then my
teammate got ill. We took a break to see if he would be better but
unfortunately not. So we had to pull out from the race. The time were
now 6:30am. My team mate went home and I decided to continue on my own.
Great training, great area and I had to wait for my co-driver anyway ;-)
See picture from the race
This weekend I was in Blekinge, Sweden to participate in FarOut Adventurerace
It was a great race except that I sprained my ankle. It happened already
after 1 hour. NOT good!
However, I did continued and finished the race but the speed were a bit different especielle where we were on foot running/walking.
It took us 23 hours and 57 minutes :)
Alice and I Saturday 3.15pm....the race started at 3.30pm
Back after 2½hours from the first displine MTB-O/Orienteering
where I sprained my ankle.
Got a new map....next discipline long distance MTB-O
Alice leads the way in the forrrest...
....I go first ;-)
There are som pretty big rocks in the forrest in Sweden....great terrain
1am and out of water!!! In the middle of the
forrest....still 3 or more hours to watersupply.
What can you do?? Well we saw a house where the lights were still on and
there to ask
for some water. It was a young couple and they were really nice and
We got water and I bet they got a good laugh...what ARE two girls doing,
running around in the middle of the
night looking like this:)
We got 4 hours rest during the race. Had some hot nuddle soup.
Slept for 2 hours. Ice on my (hurting!!!) sprained ankle....
....and then up again. Packing all our stuff together and getting ready to continue.
Still with a good spirit ;)
After the rest the next discipline were orienteering. It took us a long
due to my ankle. But we made it. After that we continued with MTB-O
One post were situated under a suspension bridge
Back where we started 24 hours ealier but with Alice's knee
hurting from a crash
only 2 minutes before the finish line and me with a hurting sprained ankle!!
Still smiling :-)
It's about time I start training with my backpack.....so this weekend I went
to Stevns Klint :)
Friday night I walked North from Rødvig...the sunset was
I camped next to the Light House...an unofficial
Dinner in the tent
3 nice guys I met at another campsite
Højerup Church at Stevns Klint
This weekend I went to Blekinge in
Night orienteering, Sea Kayak, Trekking, Outdoor Hot Tub
and White Water Kayak.
Great food, great company, GREAT weekend :)
See pictures from the weekend
See the White Water Kayak Video
The first weekend in August I
participated in Thy Adventurerace.
It wasn't planned but two days before the race there were a note on the
that a team was in desperate need of one more member (one was down due
to training injury).
I had no plans that weekend......I
couldn't say no :-)
And what a great weekend it turned out
I didn't knew Christina and Louise. They are new in the Adventurerace
So we had no expectations other than doing the best we could and have a
And we did very well.
We crossed the finish line after 11½ hour, only 3 hours after the
The spirit were good, the race was a perfect setup with lots of fun
things during the race and Christina and Louise were great team mates
See pictures from the race
Today I just got back from Kullen, Sweden.
Perfect weather, perfect climb, perfect treck
and perfect company :-)
Kullen, Sweden. We hurried up there friday after work...
Our first climb friday evening. Åkersberget, north side
Lars...he knows it's time for dinner :-)
Me....getting dinner ready :-)
At the camp site....
Saturday morning, back at Åkersberget, south side. We met
Daniel....he's on the route.
We climbed it afterwoods...
Nice view from the top :-)
At Carstenz Rende. We made an anchor and abseiled down
...and climbed up again :-)
...where is that damn good place to grap??!!...
Lars at the top
Sunday morning I was trecking from Mölle to the
lighthouse and back.
It took 2 ½ hour
Mölle harbour in the background. It was cloudy....and I
was happy about it :-)
I was following the red marked route!!!
They didn't even notice me but still my puls where a bit higher than
normal on this path ;-)
Last weekend I participated in Island Explorer Adventurerace at Bornholm.
It was a great race. Very different nature than elsewhere in Denmark but
super cool. I can only recommend it.
Our performance were unfortunately not our best but I'll defenitely go next year
for a rematch ;-)
After racing for 10 hours 4 minutes and 54 second we ended no. 12 of 24
Saturday morning we took the train to Bornholm
We met DMK....
....and Trine. She was there for the Nordic Championchip
in MTB XC
Sunday 4:38am......getting ready for race start at 5am
The race started at Hammershus. On the first stage there
where only 2 posts.
In the water!!! The first one in a little cave, then we had to swim
around some rocks to get to this sight.....where the second post were
situated on the top.
Nice with a little morning swim :-)
After MTB-o, kayak and orienteering, the next disciplines
were abseil. Great fun :-)
After more MTB-o and 5 hours 40 minutes of race.....the
discipline where Coastering
The last stage in the race where Trail-run. One posts
where situated at Jons Kapel....up and down, up and down we like :-)
Nordic24 is over
It was VERY muddy and wet.
Not that it was raining, the weather was actually perfect,
but the 2 days before the race we got over 150mm
of rain!! Oh my god it was raining!!
But mud is our speciality ;-)
We were no.2 in the catagory 4-team Women
See pictures from the race
Today I participated in Firma Multi Motion Lyngby. This was not my plan but
Heidi and Signe were one short on their team
so I stepped in. And it was a great race :-)
We biked approximately 63km, ran approximately 8km, a little bit canoeing and
lots of team exercises
WATeam Race, Heidi, Signe and I
The board showing all the buildings at DTU.
We had 13 questions which we could only answer by finding it
at the buildings around....
After biking to the next post the task here were to blindfold 2 members
of the team (me and Signe) and let the 3. teammember (Heidi) guide us
through a marked track...
Signe and I blindfolded, Heidi is guiding us in who is pulling and who
And....she is excellent in comanding ;-)
We had to get the ball in one of the 3 holes top......3 times..
Balance, balance, balance.....what a challenge...
Whit a glass of water on top, we had to lift this bar and carry it
behind the white mark and back again. Everytime the glass fell down, we
had to run and fill it up to start again...luckily from the same place
where it fell :-)
The last exercise...
....getting a peace of paper at the top of the rope
After almost 6 hours we crossed the finish line :-)
No 1 in the Female Catagory, long distance.
There were many other exercises which I
don't have pictures of.
Riffel shooting, building a Lego figure only by rememberance.....in a
canoe we had to row to a post on the lake where there were a picture of
the figure, row back and build the exact same. We had to row out twice!!
There were an excercise finding 8 waypoints with a GPS, throwing
sandbacks, mountainbiking, push-each-other-on-a-rollerbord!! and
A really fun race it was.... and super
nice training ;-)
We enden no 1 in the Female Catagory
and in the top 5 all over
Day 1: Biking 16km. Climbing for 1½ hour. Biking 40km to visit my mom and dad at
their Whitsun trip to Herslev.
Spend the rest of the day there, relaxing, playing, drinking wine, having a
Day 2: Sailed to Frederiksværk with my mom and dad....2 hours....and then back
on the bike for 25km to get back home.
Lunch, 4 hours hard work in my garden....done...
Nice Whitsundays with perfect weather :)
In Herslev Harbour.....my mom and dads boat
Mom and dad....and Ursula :-)
On my way home ....
Michael, I, Carsten and Finn
Today I went to Hallandsåsen in Sweden to try racing
We started early morning. Rode 80 km, 1300 metres height
only interupted by a short coffee break.
We took all the hills in the area; Dog hill, The Wall etc
It was great....and a bit faster than riding my mtb :)
Nice company, perfect weather and good training
Coffee break...with a view
Jytte and I
More pictures from H12 :-)
here to see
Team PFA Pension after my last lap in
Janne, Jytte and I participated in this years 12 hours MTB Race
We did 22 laps during the 12 hours...all together 176 km
We ended no 7 of 10 teams
A great race....can definitely
recommend to join next year :)
See pictures from the race
Janne, I and Jytte (Team PFA Pension)
SOK Adventurerace is over and done with....it took us
9 hours and 2 minutes to get through all the disciplines
We ended no.5 in the Mix Class (of 30 teams) and no.14 Overall (of 72
It was a great race and I raced with two great guys :)
So good to race again....yiihaa
See pictures from the race
The beginning of my race season is near :)
Next weekend I participate in my first Adventurerace this year....SOK
Training, training, training and a Mountainbike Orienteering Camp last week
......now I can't wait to get to Silkeborg Saturday to race with Sonny and Ole
My race plan this year (so far) is:
SOK AR (Light)
Island Explore AR (Challenge)
Farout AR (Light)
Finally everything is set....yihhaaa..
I just bought the flight ticket and
signed up with Summitclimb
to join them on their expedition to Baruntse
With a "Warm up" on Mera Peak this will for
sure be a fantastic trip :)
8th of October - 14th of November 2009
Baruntse seen from Ama Dablam
This weekend Alice and I went on a skitrip to Bjursås in Sweden....700 km
north of Helsingborg.
My first time skiing and it went great...no broken body parts or damaged knee :)
We already planned the next trip....one-day skitrip to Isaberg
next weekend ;-)
My first time down a BIG BIG hill ;-) (or maybe it was a
very small hill!!)
Alice and I
This was quite fun too.... :-)
Finallyfinally.....I'm done sort out all the pictures from Peru.
Together Trine and I had more than 1000 pictures....now I'm down to 745 :-)
See the pictures from Peru
I'm back in DK.....but brrrr it's cold here....and yesterday the snow came
I have so many pictures from Peru....I guess Trine and I spend a LOT of time
taking pictures ;-)
Anyway....pictures will be ready to check out on my website tomorrow night....I
So now we're back in Cusco after The Inca Trail.
It was quite a hassle the morning we arrived in Cusco. Nobody was at the
busstation to pick us up as promised. We waited there for 2 hours before we took
a cap into the city center. A big hassle....but it all ended with us taken af
(2 hours drive) to the start of the trek where the assistent guide was waiting
for us. We were there 12.30pm. We walked to catch up the group....it only took 1
1/2 hours though ;-)
It was a very nice 4-days trek but not at all as hard as I had expected. The
Machu Picchu was really astoning and interesting.
Now...only one day back in Peru....tomorrow powershopping, going to the airport,
fly from Cusco to Lima in the afternoon and then from Lima and back home in the
The highest pass on the Inca Trail 4.215m
|After Nasca we went to Arequipa. Here we went to see
the Colca Cañon. The worlds deepest canyon. Then we were off to Puno.
Here there were a festival so we stayed to see that.
Today we just came back to Puno from an overnight at the Lake Titicaca.
We stayed with one of the locals on the island Amantani. It was very
interesting and a nice...but very basic stay. So tonight we are off to
Cusco. One minor detail is that we thought the 4-day trip (Inka trail
trip) started sunday....but no no is starts tomorrow. We arrive in Cusco
tomorrow morning at 6am....so we called the agency to tell them that we
would go directly to their office. But the
trip start 4.45am!!!
Haha so now....a guy from the agency will pick us up at the busstation
and take us to where the group is. What a start.....and what a
hassle...it's a bit embarrasing...normally I have everything under
control hihi :-)
Off to 4 days trekking....I'm really looking forward to this...
In Nasca we went flying to see
the Nasca Lines
It was really impressive too see from up there. This is
supposed to look like hands...to me it looks more like a bird :-)
Also here in Peru they celebrate Halloween...
Even the devil can look cute :-)
Yesterday Trine and I did a triathlon.
We startet in the morning with horseback riding.
Then at noon we change the horses to mountainbikes....and in the evening we were in for an 8 hours bus riding ;-)
Only 5 days since I left Denmark...but many ventures richer.
Saturday morning I met Trine in Lima airport...so nice to see her....we
talked and talked...and talked :-)
Unfortunately her luggage did not arrive.
After a few hours sight seeing in Lima we were off with the bus to Huarez.
It was a first class bus..so we had a nice 8 hours ride. We arrived in
Huarez in the evening.
Sunday was all about relaxing and walking around the city. Already in the
evening the missing luggage arrived in Huarez...Trine was happy again :-)
Monday we started the 3-days mountainbiking trip in the Cordillera.
It´s was a great trip. We started in approximately 4000 meters. Uhh the
air is thin up there but the views were excellent, the singel tracks were
perfect and the climbs...were HARD!!
We went both to the Cordillera Negra and the Cordillera Blanca.
We had an overnight in a place called Lazy Dog Inn...a really nice Hotel
in the Cordillera Blanca in 3.600m.
We had our own BIG room with two huge beds and a fireplace. It was so nice
there. They also had a sauna there....which of course we used :-)
The owner, Diana, took people horseback riding so we arrange to start the
mountainbiking a bit later and went on a ride with Diana in the morning.
After that mountainbiking....and back to Huarez.
After three days bumping and crashing we were both pretty sore in our
butts!! ...and only happy that we had a long busride a head of us :-)
We´re heading for Nazca to see the Nazca Lines and then on to Arequipa...
Today I'm going to Peru....jiihaa
here I come...
it will be so nice to travel again :-)
I'll fly to Lima, meet up with Trine,
take the bus to
Huarez and Sunday we're off to do some mountain biking in
the Cordillera Blanca
My sister will keep this site updated
while i'm away
Hasta Luego ;-)
WATeam.....Margit, I and Malene
Together with Margit and Malene I
participated yesterday in my last Adventurerace this year... Coastzone
It was a great race with different and fun
disciplines and events
See pictures from the race
This evening Malene, Margit and I went to try our equipment for the water
discipline at this years Coastzone Adventurerace. It's already next week....
....the drybag is floting.....even with inliners in it
It's not that bad after all :-)
Finished with the test....we are ready for the water
Sunday I participated in Merida Mtb Marathon 2008. Oh my.... the
weather was SO BAD.....HEAVY RAIN ALL DAY!!
I started in the 103km catagory but during the race both because of defective
brakes and defective gear but also due to the extreme conditions I decided to
change and do the 67km instead. I also had in mind that I have to be ready for
Coastzone in 2 weeks.
Unfortunately I then couldn't cross the finish line....but unofficiel my time
was 3:59:08.....so unofficiel I came in 4th...only 30 seconds after the 3rd
place in women catagory, 67km. And with that....I'm pretty satisfied :)
Afterwards I found out that the Crownprince of Denmark participated too. And
without even knowing it I overhauled him near the 40km mark.....I would have
loved shaken his hand :-)
Always smiling.....at least when I'm in front of the cameraman :-)
....when there is a horse on the track....you better concentrade...
This weekend I participated in DTU Adventurerace.
I teamed up with Sonny and Jakob. We were all very excited.
It was our first race together...and Jakob's first time doing an adventurerace.
We had a really bad start. After running 10km we had to swim 100 meters in a
lake and check in with our electronic card. Unfortunately we had made the
decision to leave our bags back at DTU. In the bag.....were our electronic card.....DAMN!
We talked about just continue without this check in....then we would be out of
the competition....not really attractive after only 1 hour.
So we decided that Sonny should run back (5.5km) to DTU and get the card. He was
the fastest runner so Jakob and I waited at the lake.
This little mistake did that out of 112 teams....we were the VERY last one
checking in at the lake!! We were really sorry about this....but now there was
only one way.....forward forward and forward :-)
The next bad news....both Sonny and I had trouble with our knees now. We
talked about what to do and decided to take it easy and just continue slowly. We
were a bit depressed about this.....the race had only been going on for 3 hours....there
where a long way to go...
Back at DTU the next discipline was a short orienteering. We finished that. Next....a
short orienteering again...this time there were a shooting discipline as well. I
think this was the end of the depression :)
We got 8 shots. The guys had 6 hits....yiiihaa....(I had 2 missings). Finally we
had some luck ;-)
Back to DTU and now we continued biking. That was so good for my knee.
From here on the spirit was really good. We had a great time and a team with
good chemistry and fun.
It was a really good race with fun disciplines too.
The race took us 21 hours 11 minutes and 15 seconds......and despite our bad
start, the fact that we had to walk instead of running, we ended no.37 of 112
teams. So actually we had taken over 75 teams on our way.....which is something
I have never tried before ;-)
Thanks to Sonny and Jakob for a really good race....let's do it again some day.
See pictures from the race
Jakob, Sonny and I
|Disciplines during the race:
- 10 km running (Sonny...11km more)
- 200 meter swimming
- 5.5 km running
- 4 km orienteering
- 1.5 km orienteering + shooting
- 8.5 km biking
- 4 km orienteering
- 28 km biking
- 6.7 km (at least) orienteering
- water running
- 15 km (at least) mtb-orienteering
- latter race
- 28 km biking
- orienteering + traversing
- 10 km biking
- 6.6 km canoeing
- 6 km biking
- follow robe to the pool :)
Saturday I went to Funen together with Margit and Julie to participate in
It took us 9 hours...a really good race with fun and different disciplines......
....like canoeing where two of us had to be blindfolded!! :-)
On our way....
Julie, Margit and I in the changing zone
Kayak polo....we had 5 attempts to get the ball in the net...
...I did it in my second :-)
I'm fixing Julies bike....
Finished after 9 hours race :-)
10 km in 56 minutes
Thursday I participated in DHL relay race together with my
coworkers Per and Claus
Today I participated in Contineltal Stimorol 2 hours
Mtb race. It was a fantastic race and the track was just the way I like
it.....with lots of fast and fun single tracks.
I ended no.3 in the Female Category
and no.101 of 180 All Over.
I won a bottle of redwine....which I
enjoyed in the evening ;-)
Fit4run invited us to Funen this
It was a great weekend with lots of training
and fun....despite the heavy rain saturday :-)
See pictures from the weekend
It was a very nice day. The weather was beautiful, we had a good camp and an
But wouw.....it was hard work!!
One lap was only 11km and we did the race 1-1. We did one lap in 35-40
minutes approximately. So not much time to relax in between!
We ended no.1 in the Female Category and no.28 of 37 All Over. So we were very
happy about this....and tired ;-)
See pictures from the race
Jens and Keld....Duo Men
Malene and I....Duo Ladies
Today I got head hunted to join a MTB race in Silkeborg this weekend.
My friend Malene was going there to participate in the 12hours race DUO
but her co-rider had an accident so
she wont be apple to participate.......I couldn't say no :)
For sure it will be a great race....and great training....after 4 days
at Skanderborg Festival!!!
I need the extra training ;-)
So tomorrow I'll pack my backs....again......and go to Jutland.
The race starts saturday 9am and ends 9pm. The route is approx 14km
The team who have done most rounds in 12 hours win the race....damn it
will be HARD!!
See the website about the race
Our sponsor for the 12hours MTB race in Silkeborg
Finally I got all the pictures from
the adventurerace in Thy :-)
Thy Adventurerace is over.
I participated with Julie, Imad and Warwick.
It was their first AR so we were very happy that we carried through all
the activities within the limited time.
It took os 14 hours and 55 minutes.
There will be pictures and more info
from the race soon :-)
Yesterday I came back from Sicily. It was such a nice week. Great to see my
friend again :-)
See pictures from my trip
The rest of the summer is fully booked
with lots of ventures.
One week in Sicily....starting this
sunday....it will be so nice
I'm definitely going to Etna...the highest volcano in Europe
-Thy Adventurerace ...a 100 km race
-4 days music festival ;)
-FMM Adventurerace ...a 90 km race
-DTU Adventurerace ...a 14-24 hours race
-Coastzone Adventurerace ...a
10-16 hours race
In between all this.....lots and lots
of training and fun :)
Two weeks ago I participatede in Sorø Adventurerace together with Vicki and
Ditte. A great race :-)
We ended no.1 in the Female Category and no.13 of 22 teams All Over.
See pictures from the race
WATeam Ride4Fun: Malene, Hanne, Alice and Irene
I'm ready for the last lap
YIIHAAA what a great weekend :)
This years Nordic 24 mtb race is over. It was a fantastic race.
The weather was fine...a bit cloudy, not too cold and less rain than last year!!
We ended no.4 of 12 Female teams and 72 of 160 teams All Over.
See pictures from the weekend
So tomorrow this year 24hour mtb is coming up.
We hope the weather will be MUCH BETTER than last year ;-) .....can it be any
Again I participate on a 4-team with 3 other girls. We got Ride4Fun to
sponsor us...nice :)
We are really looking forward to it....
With only 2 weeks now till the Adventurerace in Sorø,
Malene and I decided to do a trip around the city.
Good training and we would get to know the area a little better ;)
Friday I started with 15 km to where I met up with
Malene. Then we did the white mtb-track near Roskilde....10 km...and
after that 40 km to Sorø. The afternoon was spend biking around the area
and in the nearby forrests...approximately 30 km.
Fortunately, one of Malene's coworkers live there so
we spend the night at her house....nice :)
Saturday morning we biked back to near Roskilde where
our car was waiting...
Really nice weekend with training, good weather and
fine company :)
Last week and yesterday I participated in two small "closing time" races.
The one last week in really nice weather....and yesterday in really BAD weather!!
That's good adventure training ;)
Both races were excellent....with good variety of fun features, running, biking,
canoe, rope and water discipline.....yesterday the water disciplin was quite
natural....it was raining the entire 3 hours!!
Christa and I in the race last week
The first discipline....canoe
The race yesterday. Our first discipline was bike'n'run.
We were soaking wet after 10
....and more wet after mtbiking on a VERY WET
singel track :)
Tommy and Tove in front of their new-build house
Once again...me and my mtb....riding
into the country
This time I went to visit my friend and his wife
in Rågeleje and after that
my family in Frederiksværk
....a nice 75 km ride :)
Two big races is coming up in June.
Top Nordic24 MTB race and the weekend after that
It will definitely be really hard. Two weekends in a row!!... but it will
be fun too.
So I'm spending a lot of time..... training training and training.
Every chance I get.....I take my mtb and bike into the country...and Denmark
has pretty beautiful sites :)
In Whitsun I went to visit my big
sister and her family in their country house in Lolland.
I took the train some of the way and my mtb the rest :)
A really nice trip...
50 km ride down there and 75 km back....
and the train the rest of the way ;-)
Tina, Brian, Anja and Mia
Søndersø in Maribo
I think this is to keep the birds away ;-)
Mustard field near Guldborg
Crossing the Storstrøm bridge to Vordingborg
You can see Farø bridge from here
This weekend I was in Sweden supporting
Adventureracers.dk while they raced at TietoEnator.
We, Alice and I, had a great time...both fun and a worth-while experience.
But it was really hard work....it was like being in another little
adventurerace. We had to go from one Transition Area to another during the
entire race. Lot's of map handling :-) ....good training though :-)
We had to get everything ready before the team arrived. We had to bring with us,
all the gear they where not using.....sometimes kayaks, bikes, inlines...etc.
It must have been funny to watch Alice and I struggle with getting the kayaks on
the trailer...the bikes on the roof of The VOLVO :-)
I wouldn't hesitate supporting these guys again....they were really
nice...even after many hours
of racing with no sleep ;-)
They are tough and we were proud to be a part of the team :-) See pictures from
Adventureracers.dk just before Start in Borgvik, Sweden
Me at TA3..ready with sandwich and goodies for the boys
Finished with the USG Challenge :)
Me, Sofie and Stine Sophie raced together. It was a very good race with fun
The race started with a challenge for the brain ;) We had to solve a riddle to
get the map to the next CP.
Then a little run at the beach to get CP A-H...one was in the water!! ;).
After that biking to CP1-13.
At CP4 two of us (Sofie and I) had to skate (on inliners) approx 10km. Stine
Sophie had to stay behind and wait.
AT CP6 all of us, one at a time, had to kayak a short distance in Copenhagen
habour to get a map and some words we would be needing later in the race.
At CP13 we should, all three of us, climb over 6 uprights which was places two
meters above the ground. This was teamwalk at a very high level...especialy when
ones hight is only 1,63 m ;)
The last part of the race was orienteering in the forest. We had to find CP 1-8
(original there where 12 CP but we were there to late to do them all) At CP 4 we
should climb a tree before we could move on and get to the finish line.
We started at 9am and finished at 5pm :)
We covered approximately 90km biking, 10km inliners skate, 15km running, short
distance kayak, climbing uprights and tree and a lot of orienteering through the
Instruction before the race
Me at CP9
My first Adventurerace this year is coming
up. We just signed up for it today :-)
Saturday Sofie, Stine Sophie and I participate in
The disciplines are approximately:
60 km biking
15 km running
5-10 km inliners
Short distance kayaking
From thursday to sunday I was at the MTB-O Camp in Silkeborg. It was
fantastic. Lots of good practice both with the maps and the uphill tracks...my
god they have some nasty hills there :-)
There were approx 130 participants. Both the elite and us....and they were
really good and fast ;-)
The schedule was:
Thursday: Short distance night race
Friday morning: Long distance race, Friday afternoon: Short distance race
Saturday morning: Long distance race, Saturday afternoon: Short distance race
Sunday morning: Ultra long distance race
The photo is from Johan....nice shot....grrr.... :-)
Too much speed I guess hihi
first post at the long distance in Sjørup forest
long distance Sjørup forest
Short distance in Stendal forest
Short distance in Stendal forest
For the first time in my life, I visited Himmelbjerget....the
highest "mountain" in Denmark.
It's 147 meters above sea level :-)
At the top of Himmelbjerget is this tower. It's 25 meters high
was errected in 1874/1875 in commemoration of King Frederik VII
who gave the
Danish people it's free constitution.
This weekend I went to Schwitzerland to visit my friend Maria.
Unfortunately, the day before I arrived she fell and broke her leg. She
got an operation and had to stay there for a week :-(
my plans were quite chanced!!
Instead of a weekend with nice dinners and wine...I was on my own...when
I wasn't at the hospital ;-)
So I went hiking in the Alps. It was fantastic....I just love it. The
weather was perfect and I was almost alone at the walking trails....everybody
else was skiing :-)
I had a very nice weekend there despite the chances....and
still....it was good to see my friend :-)
See pictures from the trip
Today I went to Söderåsen in
Sweden to do some mtbiking. We arranged it two weeks ago. At that time
it seemed like the spring was on us....but no no...there have been
warnings about snowstorm the last couple of days!! Great!! :-)
Anyway we went and the weather was
There are some really good tracks in
the Nationalpark.....and we agreed that definitely we would come
back.....but when there is
NO MORE SNOW :-)
A lot of time were spend like this.....walking
...but sometimes we were actually able
to ride the mtb :-)
See all my pictures from my very first ski
trip ever :-) .....to Sarek, Sweden
All my pictures from the trip will follow
in a couple of days....
All odds where against, me going on this trip. Two weeks before departure to
Sarek...and my first time skiing, I hurt my knee really bad when I was training
on my inliners....or crashing...is more what I was doing hihi
The doctor said 3-4 weeks recover.....not good...I only had 2...
So I took it really easy with my knee these weeks and the day before departure I
went for a couple of hours walk in the forest with my backpack and skiiboots on
to see how bad it was....and it was actually fine...I could go to Sarek, no
Yesterday I came back. I've had no problems with my knee but....I got some
really bad blisters.
If it's not one thing then it's another ;)
It was a really great trip. We had both good weather and bad. The temperature
was as low as minus 25 degree celsius....damn that's cold...brr...I was really
happy with my warm and comfortable sleeping back :)
The skiing part was fine too. It was my first time and I think it went really
well. The others were faster than me....especially downhill :) But I think I did
ok...considering it was my first time and with a 17 kilo backpack too.
This is what my toes looked like after 5 days skiing in
really cold weather...notice the two black mini toes...ouch
....and my heels!!! It is really bad....I guess I should
have brought better shoes....ouch ouch ouch...
The second highest
mountain in Sweden is situated in Sarek National Park where I'll be
skiing around the first week in March :)
In March I go on a mountain ski trip....my first time skiing ;)
I'm joining a group of 7 going to Sarek National Park.
Sarek is situated north of the Polar Circle...approximaltely 2000km from
We are gonna spend 6 days in the Park....completely on our own...nice :)
Picture from last years trip to Sarek.....kindly borrowed from
Rune Kargo, our tour guide
See all the pictures from my trip to
I'm just sorting out all my pictures
from the trip....and there are MANY ;)
They will be here soon...
|Back home in Denmark...always good to be back in your
own bed :)
We had one night in Tokyo...actually the airport is in Narita. It takes
1 hour with the train to Tokyo Center. We landed 4pm and were to
depart the next day 12pm so we just stayed in Narita.
The last day abroad....and on my birthday....we wanted to have some
luxus...so we got a room (the cheapest of course) at Hotel Hilton :)
Today is our last day in NZ. The last week here we spent,
going from Tongariro to Rotorua. Spent 2 days there. Drove to the bay of
plenty....found some very nice beaches :-) The weather was beautiful.
Then we drove north of Auckland. Went to a sheep farm and then back to
The only thing we should have done today were LOTS of
shopping....the last day in NZ....this was going to be a great day :-)
....but no no....in the morning we went to have some breakfast....wanted
to pay!...rejected!! hmm...lets try again...rejected!!...damn!! both our
Visa Card had been closed!! And we had spend ALL our cash.
When it is day in NZ....everybody in Denmark is at sleep....including
the bank!! So we couldn't get in contact with them before 8pm.
This has definitely been the longest day of this trip!!
At 8.30pm we got both our Visa Cards opened again....and
almost all the shops were closed :(
Today we went tracking in Tongariro National Park.
We did the Tongariro Crossing. A 7 hours walk....up and down, up and
down...with a sidetrip :-)
We climbed Mount Ngauruhoe....also known as Mount Doom.
It is a beautiful mountain....but I know now why Frodo and Sam had such
a hard time going up there....damn it's steep ;-)
Today we arrived in Wellington back on the Northern Island again.
It was a long night ...we arrived to the Ferry Terminal in Picton at 10pm
yesterday but our ferry weren't departing until 5am next morning. We thought we
could stay in the terminal all night...but no no...they closed at 10pm. So we
were left to slep on a bench outside that night!! Good thing the ferry was
departing that early...so we could get the rest of that nights sleep on a cauch
on the ferry :-)
So, at the ferry terminal in Wellington we were picked up by Omega Car Rental.
We had really been looking forward to get our own car :-)
But as always....at some point of my travel....something does not go as planned ;-)
The luggage don't show up at the airport.....I forget my pincode to my credit
card...or something else. No exception on this trip.....I couldn't find my
driving licens!!! I know I brought it here...so it must be in one of the hostels
on the south island :-(
Not good.....we couldn't have the car without the licens....damn! So we googled
Danish Ambassade New Zealand.....and we were so lucky that there actually is a
Danish Consulate in Welllington :-)
I called them....and they got all the wheels turning for us :-)
They called the danish police whom confirmed with a fax that I actually had a
So The Consulate made this attest for me to show Omega Car Rental...and the
police if I should be pulled over :-)
After only 3 hours delay.....we had the car and were on our way to Tongariro
National Park :-)
Today we went swimming with the dolphins. Early morning 5.30am. We were on a
waiting list but luckily for us some one else cancelled so we could come :-)
There were around 250-300 dolphins. It was amazing....even the skipper and the
guide were amazed by the number :-) Sometimes they can't find the dolphins and
sometime there are only 10-15.
But this day.... I don't know if the dolphins had a meeting or something.....but
we were there....swimming among them...and it was beautiful. There were so many
of them and they swam so close to you that you could almost reach them....except
that they are pretty keen swimmers and very fast :-)
They played in front of you and swam around you too.
A great trip and the weather were really good too. Nice start of the day :-)
Yesterday we arrived in
Mt Cook. It was very windy and cloudy but today the weather is fantastic. Not a
single cloud in the sky.
We went seakayaking in Lake Muller. Up close to the galcier and around some
small icebergs. It was fantastic.
Later we walked some of the tracks around the National Park for some good
views of Mt Cook.
And I most admit.....it could have been great climbing it..but no time and
money for that :-)
This morning we went mtbiking. For 3 1/2
hour. Some really good single tracks but mostly wide tracks. The view
were beautifull with lakes and hills and silence. It was great....and
hard...lots of really steep hills here in NZ ;-)
And good to have something else to think about other than what we have
arranged for this afternoon!!! We have been nervous about this all day.
Yesterday....in our hang over state of mind, we bought a trip going Mad Dog
River Boarding. Both me and Maikie are pretty scared of rafting.....after our
little incident 6 years ago in Nepal :-)....so we have no idea why we bought
At 3.30pm we went with a group of 20 people. Several times I thought about
cancel it.....especially when I saw the river!! uhh huu :-) .....it was wild...
But I didn't...I just wanted to get it over with.
As it turned out, it was wild and really good fun :-)
45 minutes down a river full of rapids...big and small ones. Only you and your
bodyboard...I can tell you...this board was my best friend for 45 minutes hihi.
It was wild and scary going through some of the rapids. The river were running
really fast....and you couldn't do anything but trying to hold on to your board, keep
your head above the surface....and that was not easy all the time...and just
follow the flow and hope for the best ;-)
Definitely a great trip, better and more fun than I was afraid of...and I think
I'm a bit more comfortable with rapids now...maybe..hihi
We ended the trip with some more fun in the water...no more rapids just sliding
and svinging in the
|HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all :-)
I hope you had a fantastic New Year.
Mine was a bit different than if I had been at home ;-)
A little park in Queenstown, pizza from Pizzahut, a bottle of whiskey,
a bottle of vodka, soda, red bull and some good company.
Later....more party :-)
We are still in Nelson. In NZ they celebrate Christmas today. So
everything is closed and there are no busses at all. So we have a nice relaxing
day today. The weather is now beautiful. Earlier it was really sad, grey and
raining. But now...22 degrees and not a cloud in the sky ;-)
This morning we went to the Catedral for a Christmas ceremony. It was really
nice and the church were full of happy Kiwi's :-) After that we went back to the
hostel and I made ricepudding for lunch.....this is the nearest we get to a
danish Christmas :-)
Tomorrow we travel down to Fox Glacier.
Nelson Cathedral on Christmay day
At our hostel...having christmas lunch - hihi ricepudding :-)
Today we came back from a 3 days tramping trip to
Abel Tasman National Park.
It was super nice...hard...but nice :-) We did the Inland Track...the most
famous is the Coast Track so we were alone in 2 days....nice...we like it when
it's not too crowded.
And also....I was really glad that we were alone in the first hut we slept in.
It was totally Desperate Housewives like....we almost started a fire!! That
would have been some kind of a headline: Two female Danes started a forest
fire....or Two Danes burned down a hut in ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK....
Lucky it didn't ended that way :-)
I had brought my cooking gear for camping. I've used it many times.....but this
time I used the wrong fuel. I didn't knew the english word for what I normally
use, so we went to an outdoor shop and asked. We just bought what she said.....and
apparently she gave us petrol instead of alcohol.....and that does not work with
my cooking gear!!
In the beginning it burned normally so it didn't accure to me that something was
wrong....but after a while....and we were just sitting in the sun without paying
attention....there where hughes flames around the pot!!! Oh my god....what a
shock!! I flew up...tried to put out the fire...but couldn't.....then Maikie
came running and through her t-shirt on it and that helped :-)
And after that.....we never took our eyes away from it when we were cooking!!
All my pots became totally black, it smelled really bad and it took ages.
Lesson to learn......NEVER USE PETROL WITH YOU TRANGIA :-)
Wiew from the first day on the Inland Track
First day on the Inland Track
Awopoto Hut - in which we had a little accidedent
The last day - bad rainy weather, but nice track :-)
Back at the start og the routes - we took a water taxi up and walked
18. December 2007
Ohh my...it was a really long trip to come here!!
10,5 hours from CPH to Tokyo. Then we had to wait there for 8 hours.
10,5 hours to NZ. What we didn't knew was that we had to transfer in
Christchurch. Wait 1 hour there....fly to Auckland....only to transfer there
again. Wait 2 hours and then fly down to Wellington....our destination.
What a waste of time!!
We tried to get off in Christchurch but due to our luggage, it wasn't possible.
But know we are here. Great.....except the weather....it's raining :-)
We spend the time relaxing, making plans for the next weeks and explore the
Friday we take the ferry and bus to Nelson. From there we go to The Abel Tasman
park for some great walking :-)
Me and Maikie in CPH airport.
Rosemere Backpackers where we stayed in Wellington.
Now the day has come :-) I'm leaving for New
Zealand in halv an hour....jiibiii :)
My sister will update the webside approximately
once a week....
At last :)
"A day in Denmark - Girls in a mans game" was shown yesterday night. The program
about us, racing at the Coastzone Adventurerace in October.
We met at Daniel's, had dinner together and saw the program.
We were happy about it all 3 of us.
In Rude Forest
Finished with the training :)
Today I was out training with WAT and Ninjas. We
were 8 and it was super cool. It was raining all the time....but...hey..it's
good adventuretraining ;-)
We we out 4 hours. We did mtbing in Rude Forest.
Then biked to Allerod were we ran a little route. Then biked to St. Dyrehave
Forest. Here my sister was waiting for os with chocolate milk and cake...nice.
We were suppose to do some archery but it was to cold so we skipped that. We did
some bike'n'run and then biked back to Rude Forest where we met.
It was super nice that so many showed up :)
|Once again TV2 has posponed the program from
Coastzone Adventurerace.....and we can hardly wait any longer!!
The new date is now the 3rd of december 9.25pm
Though....while we are waiting, there is
an article about the
program (in danish) on their webside....
Check this link
Today I participated in the first round of Slush
Cup......together with 405 others :)
Ohh my, it was a big mtb-race.....with a lot of waiting. But it went much better
than I feared.
Actually it was a really good race with nice singel tracks.
I finished no. 14 of 31 women :)
Picture taken by Bo Skakke (team hustler)
Finally came the results from Coastzone
We finished no. 26 of 37 teams all over :)
Today the program with us racing at the Coastzone
Adventurerace were surpose to be in TV2 but due to the election it has been
Instead it will be broadcasted the 20th of
november 9:25 pm.
The last Adventurerace this year is over. It was
a fantastic race with lots of cool events.
WATeam Løberen (Heidi, Alice and I) crossed the finish line 6:57 pm... 3 minutes
before it closed :)
See pictures and read my story of the race
(only in danish!)
Today TV2 came to make an interview with us at
Heidi's place :)
It was a bit strange to sit in front of the camera...and all those questions
Each of us got interviewed for 45 min....and they will only broadcast approx
1.30 min each :)
Wow....this is great!!
Alice and Heidi found a sponsor for our team....now that we will be in the
television we might as well take advantage of it.
Løberen in Lyngby (a shop with
ALL you need for running....clothes, shoes, backs, watersystems etc) agreed to
make a deal with us.
So today we went there to negotiate ;-) We each got a pair of tights, a t-shirt
and a jacket. This will be with their logo on. Then we got a really good % off
everything we wanted to by on our own....and my god...we ripped the place ;-) It
only ended because the shop had been closed for 1/2 hour....and he wanted to go
home!!....he actually opened the door for us :-)
So now the teams name is 'WATeam Løberen'. (WAT
is for Womens Adventure Team)
Today Heidi, Alice and I met up....really early....5am
at Heidi's place. We wanted to try our lamps, clothes etc in the cold and dark
morning so that we are ready for next week. First we went Mtbiking in
We went back to Heidi's....now we had to find the
best way to run with both life jacket and fins. We had a good laugh doing this
|Then we went for a little run in
Utterslev. Just imaging how people stared at us!! It was so funny...and
a good thing it was still early
A man ran past us. Like it was the most normal thing...Alice said to him
"so...you don't run with a life jacket??"..."you never know what's gonna
happen" He looked at us and started laughing..I guess we were a good
story to tell when he got home ;-)
|Off with the running shoes and on with
the inliners....I'm getting better and better :)
Heidi and Alice gave me good advises on how to keep the balance and how
We putted a sling around Heidi's backpack and we
practiced to skate as close as possible so that I can reach the sling
and we can skate faster.
A good days training was over....now it was time
for lunch :)
The danish television TV2 contacted us this week
They want to follow me, Heidi and Alice at Coastzone Adventurerace next week in
Aarhus. They will interview us before the race....but NOT while we are together....we
are not allowed to hear what each one says. Then they will film us during the
race as well.
The show is not about the sport. It's a program called "A day in Denmark" and
they will focus on our friendship and the bond we have because of this sport.
They will also follow and interview another
female team who participate in Coastzone next week.
It will be funny to see....I think ;-) The show
will be shown on the 6th of november.
Only 12 days to Coastzone Adventurerace in
And today I had my 2nd time ever with my inliners on!! Ohh my....defenitely, it
must be quite entertaining to watch me practice. I felt like....
.....later when Heidi, Alice and I practiced abseil at
DGI....it went much better :)
Good to try it before the race and really nice that the more experienced guys
could help us :)
We needed to practice to abseil all three of us at the same time. This is one of
the disciplines in Coastzone Adventurerace....
Finally....see pictures from DTU Adventurerace
Many of the picture is taking by Rune Larsen....big
thank you to him for letting me use his pictures :)
Check out his webside ;)
Todays training....met Irene in Holte and
mtbing the blue trail in Rudeskov.
I found the biggest mudd hole to put my foot in!!....Irene just laughed!!
Good to be in the forest again :)
Next race is scheduled....jiihaaa.......it looks
really good :)
The race will take place in Århus the 20th of october.
The disciplines are: (approximately time
consumption for fastes and slowest team)
MTB: 4 hours - 6 hours
Inliners: ½ hour- 1 hour
On foot: 2½ hours- 4 hours
Events: 2 hours - 3 hours
Description of the disciplines:
MTB: Mountainbiking cross country
- from singeltrack to city biking
Inliners: Only on asphalt with no traffic
On foot: Cross country - forest, beach, road, water etc.
Event: Absailing - don't be afraid of heights!!!, watercast,
adventureswimming, amusement park etc.
Orienteering: It will be necessary to use different kinds of maps
during the race both common orienteering and Mtb-orienteering
See more details of the race here
Allready one week since the race. I have been
waiting for the result from DTU. There is a lot of calculating with the
times/checkpoints/teams dropping out etc.
We finished as no.54 of 117 teams....with both mix and male teams and no.3 of 7
We are happy
about this....it was our first race this big and our coal was to carry through
and have a good time :)
And we definitely had that. It was a really good race and we as a team worked
Though.....looking back, I think we could have been faster. We were cautious
about being able to carry on all night....but now we know.....we will be faster
next year :)
DTU adventurerace is over and done with :) Ohh my.....it
was really hard. We started saturday at 12pm......and raced 23 hour....we were
at the finish line 11am today sunday.
More details and pictures will follow in a few
days......I'm dead tired now ;-)
Only two days till the big race.....uhh I'm so
excited. All three of us (Lise, Stine Sophie and I) are really looking forward
to this. Call each other everyday to talk about cloth, food, the weather....which
now seems to be reallly good :) .....we are so happy about that. Just imagine a
race in storm and rain from the beginning to the end!!! Not good! And now it
seems we will have little wind and little rain...super :)
Training yesterday....after a big night in Malmö
wednesday!! uhh not a good thing to do the day before....:)
I biked to Copenhagen (30km) to meet up with Heidi. We participated in an
afternoon run. 10 km. I finished with the time 56.30....and I was dead tired
Yesterday I spend all day at Kullen doing some
rockclimbing. It was fantastic....the weather was awesome and it was great
climbing on rocks again :-) It's been too long..
When I got home I just had time for a 10 km run
before sunset....what a great day :-)
There is less than 2 weeks till the big
adventurerace....the time is going too fast. I'm so looking forward to this :-)
One of hour teammembers had to cancel but fortunately we found another girl who
was willing to step in. Even though Lise and I don't know her, I have a really
good feeling about it.
The three of us have the same expectations to the race and our shape is alike
We will have a great race....and hopefully a good ranking :-)
The last couple of weeks have been quite busy.
I've been on a tree climbing course where we had an overnight in the treetop.
I took a beginner course in GPS. Really interesting...and a lot of brain workout
with all these different kind of systems :-)
And....I have to admit....a lot of partying as well hihi :-) Puhh....better skip
I've been doing a lot of training too. Mtbiking, running, orienteering.
Participated in an offroad triatlon (600m swim, 12,5km Mtb and 5 km run) Got a
3'rd place....unfortunately not so many women participated....but a 3'rd is a
Finally I got all the pictures from the race :-)
See pictures from Thy Adventurerace
New pictures from my Mont Blanc trip. I got some
pictures from the night we walked for the summit.
Pictures from the race will follow as soon as
possible. Still need to get some from the girls ;-)
Thy Adventurerace is over....and it went really
well for us. It was our first adventurerace with the 4 of us together and we had a
perfect teamwork and lots of fun....and hard work...and 2 fantastic photographers
who followed us almost everywhere :-)
We won the category Female......there were only 2 Female
Teams...and the other one chose to stop before the end :-)
But we finished as no.4 if we counts all the Mixed Teams in (there
were 20 teams) and
we finished as no.10 if we counts both Mixed and Male teams (there were 29 teams).
So....we were pretty happy about it :-)
Back in Denmark, back to training :-)
weekend there is
Thy Adventurerace. Me and 3 other girls
participate in this race. We are really looking forward to this. It'll be so
much fun....and hard work!! :-)
It's a 2 day race.
Friday, start 6.30pm
30 km biking
2 km canoeing
Saturday, start 8am
65 km biking
4 km canoeing
5 km bike and run
10 km o-mtb
5 km orienteering
....and it is an adventurerace so definitely there will be some fun surprices
Even though it was only a 10 days trip to Mont
Blanc it felt much longer...in a good way that is :)
It was a really good trip although some not so
nice things happened. The day before I went away 3 men from Polen died in an
avalance at Mont Blanc. My family were NOT very keen on me going there!!9 from
my climbing club in Denmark were in Chamonix climbing. They came one week before
us.The day we arrived in Chamonix I found out that one of my friends were in the
hospital. They wanted to do a climb near Brevent but on the way to the climb he
slipped and fell approximately 100 meter down the mountain. It was really close
to a catastrophic end. He's so lucky he is still alive. He got rescued by the
helicopter and flown to the hospital. He stayed there for 3 days. He was badly
wounded with deep cuts but alive. Luckily he was wearing his helmet. This scares
you a lot and we were all pretty shaken by this accident.
Besides this the trip was excellent. We had 4
days with our guide, Kenneth and he was really good. We enjoyed very much being
with him. We had 2 exciting days, The Cosmiques Ridge and The Petite Verte. We
were quite challenged with these climbs. But it was great fun and Kenneth was
really good at making us believe in our selfs :)
The two last days with Kenneth, we went for the
Summit of Mont Blanc....and finally we made it :-)
The plan was to go via Tacul, Maudit like in 2005
but Kenneth believed that the chance of succes was not very good because of the
heavy snowfall and avalance risk so thursday morning we decided to take the
route via Goûter instead. And he was right :-)
It was really hard and now we had to carry both
tent, sleepingback, matress and food. We had hoped for some luxury in the refuge
We were really lucky with the weather. It was
great walking there in the dark. No wind and a clear sky. There were lots of
people and it looked really good that you could see all the headlamps like
little ants walking up the mountain :) But oh my it is hard work walking in the
mountains. And I couldn't wait for the sunrise!!!....I was really feeling like I
could sleep while I was walking....I was really tired at one point. But then
when the sun came it helped :-)
At 8am we reached the Summit of Mont Blanc. The
summit had been filled with clouds but when we arrived they were gone and the
view were excellent.
Over and done with :-) Thanks to our great guide,
Kenneth. We couldn't have done it without him.....he was the one who got us out
of our sleeping backs that night ;-)
See pictures from the trip
I got home from Chamonix yesterday night at
12pm....back to work this morning at 6am!! :-) But...no worries about that...i'm
still high and fresh from the mountains ;-) We had the best time in The Alps.
Friday the 13th of july at 8am I reach
the summit of Mont Blanc...Yubiii :-)
More about the trip in a couple of days :-)
So...I'm ready for the next adventure. The day
after tomorrow me and Maikie fly to Geneve and from there we take the train to
Chamonix where we will try.....again!!!....to climb Mont Blanc. Hopefully we
will have better luck with the weather this time :-)
If there is mobile contact or I have a chance to
send messages, my sister will keep my webside updated during the trip :)
I'm really looking forward to walk in the
mountains again.... yiihaa.... ;-)
That was it.....one more hard weekend is over and
done with :-)
24 hours run!!! Uhj...it was hard. Saturday when
we started, everybody were like...ohh can I take a lap now??....and..when is it
my turn??...we all wanted to run....during the night...it was more...ohh do
I have to get out of my sleepingback now??....and sunday morning....ohh my!!! is
it allready my turn again??? It was definitely really hard and sunday morning
you were hurting in the entire body!!
Despite this we really had a good weekend with lots of
laughing and joking :-)
All together I ran 32,5 km during the 24 hours.....and
I slept approximately 1 1/2 hours!!
We got a 5th place out of 8 in our class. It was
the 12person class. We were only 8 girls so we are really happy about the result.
And....we had some serious competitors ;-) They were really good!
Yiiiiiiiihaaa WE WON :-)
We were the winner of the category 4-team Female Nordic24
2007. There were 5 teams.
From the beginning of the race we were no 2 and
we didn't thought that we could beat the leading team. But during the night we
won a couble of minutes. In the morning....we still had some energi left and we
could smell the 1st place....so we went for it...it was crazy....we raced like
hell....and it payed of :-)
All over (with the Male and Mix Teams) we were no. 25
of 114 teams :-)
So....2 hard weekends are coming up. Tomorrow
it's the 24 hours mtb ride (www.nordic24.dk).
I'm in a team with 3 other girls...W.A.Team/Louis Cykler. One lap is approx
17km. And we "just" have to do as many laps as possible in 24 hours :-) But ohh.....the
weather does NOT look good!!! Heavy rain all weekend.....what a puddle this will
Next saturday it's the 24 hours run (www.24run.dk).
But luckily we are 7 girls in the team. One lap is approx 2.5km and again we
"just" have to do as many laps as possible in 24 hours :-)
Yiihhhaaa.....the nixt trip has been arranged :-)
I just bought flight ticket to Genevé. In July Maikie and I are going to
Chamonix....gotta try that Mont Blanc again :-)
Uhh can't wait ;-)
This weekend I was in Kullen, taking a
Rockclimbing Course. Danish Alpine Clup arranged it and it was really good. I
can definitely recommend it. They even fixed the weather for us that weekend :-)
We started early saturday morning. Met in Kullen
and climbed all day. Small groups of two people per guide. I was with a girl,
Marianne, and luckily we were at the same level. Perfect....no need to teach us
the figure eight ;-) Our guide, Martin, was excellent. He thaught us everything
that has to do with rockclimbing. Robe, ATC, nuts, friends etc etc He taught us to lead a route an
to set an anchor.
We stayed in the hut in SKäret. Before dinner we
had theory. And the rest of the evening was all about relaxing, talking and
laughing :-) I slept in a shelter....really nice...
Sunday....up early and out climbing. Today we
climbed all day. We took turns at leading the route, Marianne and me. Martin was
on a rope beside us, seeing to that we were safe and teaching us to set the nuts
and friends. It was actually not that easy....so practice practice practice :-)
Sunday afternoon we went back to Denmark. An
excellent weekend with good climbing and nice weather.
I came back from Spain today. And oh my....the
weather is beautifull here in Denmark. No clouds, no wind and sunny...in Spain
it has been raining all week. It should have been the other way around ;-)
I was in Spain 9 days. First I visited my friend
Maria and her family in Malgrat de Mar. Only 3 days there, then I had to go take
Took the bus to the North of Spain...9 1/2 hours..
to join the rest of my spanish class from the nightschool in Denmark. We were on
a study trip to Santander. Everyday we went to school at the University in
Santander. It was really really good and we learned a lot. The teachers were
excellent. In the afternoon we were on guided tours all around the area to see
all the high lights. Back home at 7-8 pm. Then out to dinner.....with a lot of
red wine, cognac and gin/tonic...uhh and up going to school the next morning!
And it was like this every day!! :-)
See pictures under
My first Adventurerace this year is over and done
with :-) It went really well and Maikie was great even if it was her first race
ever. The weather was perfect. Not to warm and no rain. Nice :-)
Saturday morning 8.30...got all our gear in the
car and drove to Sweden. My first time crossing the bridge :-)
Briefing in Changing Zone at 11.15. Start 12.00.
Prologue 2 km run. Back to Changing Zone.
Mtb 9.2 km....2 check points.
Canoe 6 km....5 check points.
Mtb 8.8 km.....3 check points. Back to Changing
Adventure Run 7.4 km. 3 check points with
CP1: Traverse over a stream
CP2: Orienteering with 3 posts
CP3: Orienteering with 3 posts but this
time with no map. We got to look for the posts from a high observation
post. Then we had to remember it and go down again....and find them. It was in a very wet field with streams all over and one
of the posts was on a little island!!!....so we had to walk through the cold water to get out there....and back!!
Fortunately after this there were only aprox 1 km
to the end.
Our time were 4:30:50. We got a 4th place out of
6 ladies teams (There were 80 teams but most were mix or men). 1st place came in
at 4:22:49. 2nd place came in at 4:26:31. 3rd place came in at 4:30:16.
So it was really close and we were no. 1 untill
CP2....so almost all the way!! We will beat them next year :-)
Just got back from Sweden and my first
rockclimbing trip. We, Lars and me, drove to Kullen early saturday morning.
Climbed all day. He led the routes and I climbed 2nd. I can honestly say I was
under some pressure at times ;-) We had the best weather and a really good time.
Stayed the night in Danish Alpine Clubs hut in Skäret. A great place, really
nice and cosy. Got up early sunday and climbed all day. Drove back home in the
afternoon. A really nice first-time-trip and a good climbing mate :-)
See pictures under "Other trips"
My first Adventurerace this year is coming up. In
11 days in Sweden. Me and Maikie are a team (I used a lot of pursuasion hihi)
The teams are only with 2 persons. There is a long and a short race. We chose
the short race. Maikie hasn't tried adventureracing before and we are there to
have fun....so this will be a good start.
The race: Prologue 10 min, Mtb 30 min, Canoe 1,5
h, Mtb 30 min, Surprice 1 hour. All the times are estimated winning times...so I guess our race will be quite longer :-)
But it will defenitely be fun...
18. March 2007
Returned from Colorado yesterday....without my
backpack. They forgot it in Heathrow Airport!! Anyway...I didn't had to carry it
home then...it was delivered at my frontdoor this morning :-)
Only a 10 days trip but what an adventure. My
first time in the US :-) Iceclimbed. Got in a snow avalance...NOT very funny I
may add....I was pretty scared. Went to Orvis Hot Spring, hitchhiked back. Met a
lot of nice people both in Ouray and in Denver.
And it was super nice to see both Clint and Rhys
again. I had a fantastic time overthere.
See pictures at "Other trips"
7. marts 2007
Så er rygsækken endnu engang pakket. Dog vejer
den ikke ligeså meget som den plejer :-) Jeg er klar til at tage afsted imorgen....gaabb....tidligt
hehe. Glæder mig helt vildt til at komme over og møde Clint og Rhys igen og
selvfølgelig at prøve at isklatre rigtigt :-) Yiiiibbbiii 10 dage på
Så har jeg bestilt min første rejse til USA.
Glæder mig vildt. Til marts skal jeg over og besøge min ven
Clint som bor
i Colorado. Lige ved Rocky Mountains. Og han er HARDCORE isklatre....så der har
jeg fået fedtet mig til et par enetimer/dage :-) Han har klatret næsten hele sit
liv (hvem der bare var vokset op i bjergene) og har tidlige været instruktør.
Citat fra Clint; "You will be climbing ice like a pro by the time you leave here..."
Så det tror jeg selvfølgelig på :-)
Jeg flyver til Denver og derfra tager jeg
Greyhound videre til Montrose. En 6 1/2 timers bustur. Som jeg virkelig ser frem
til. Op og ned, op og ned, op og ned. 6 1/2 time med udsigt til bjergene :-) I
Montrose bliver jeg hentet af Clint og så skal vi køre 60-70 km til hvor han
Jiihaarr....så er der en plan...altså næsten :-)
Planen er at tage til Nepal, igen igen hihi, til oktober. Vil gerne bestige Ama
Damblam. Bjerget er noget mere teknisk end de tidlige jeg har været på, så
nu må jeg
hellere lære at klatre rigtigt :-) Er begyndt at klatre i FFK og er nu i fuld gang på væggene
Planen er at klatre så meget som muligt i løbet af foråret og
sommeren. Tage kurser i klippeklatring og isklatring og så bare blive så god som
muligt og forhåbentlig god nok til at prøve kræfter med Ama Dablam :-)
Nøj hvor tankerne nu igen er begyndt at søge mod
bjergene. Det er slet ikke til at styre. Jeg vil rigtig gerne tilbage til Nepal
igen. Spørgsmålet er bare hvilket bjerg det skal være. Bruger en del tid på
nettet for tiden.....surfer rundt og finder spændende bjerge....og uha der er
mange i Nepal :-)
Og så det ellers bare med at holde formen ved
lige så man er klar :-) Men der er også masser af løb her henover vinteren.
Slushcup, Dworak, X-duathol. Og så ellers lidt spinning, orienteringsløb og
interval træning ind imellem :-)
Billeder fra Mtb Marathon 1.oktober '06.
Efter ca 30 km. Lå og skiftedes til at overhale hinanden. Her er jeg kommet
foran...op af bakke ;-)
ca 80 km. Stadig hørt humør.....total uvidende om de djævlebakker der lå
Fredag/lørdag var jeg til mit første rigtige
Adventurerace. Det var en rigtig fed weekend. Vi startede allerede på vej over
til Oksbøl med at have adventure!! Vi var en del der fandt ud af at køre sammen.
Drengene er i militæret så de kunne låne en stor militær ladvogn til alle vores
cykler, 11 stk. og en hel del bagage. Helt perfekt :-) Vi var 5 tøser der kørte
i personbil derover, en times tid efter. Midt på Storebæltsbroen ser vi til
vores forbavselse ladvognen med drengene holde i nødsporet!!! Ind til siden med
os og hører hvad der sker? Koblingen er røget....kl. er 17:20 og vi skal være
klar i Oksbøl senest kl.21!! Gode råd er nu dyre. Vi fandt slæbetov frem og så trak skodaen,
ladvognen til den første rasteplads efter broen (se
Trine er politibetjent, så hun ringede til Odense
Politi og hørte om de kunne hjælpe en kolega der var i knibe :-) Hun forklarede
situationen og fik lov til at låne en af deres store køretøjer, en LT...til dem
der ved hvad det er for en :-). Så vi tøser efterlod drengene i Nyborg og kørte
til Odense Politigård. Vi skulle jo sæfølig alle sammen liiige med ind og hente
nøglen ;-) Thea, Julie og Annemarie kørte videre til Oksbøl i skodaen, Trine og
jeg kørte tilbage til drengene i politivognen. Sjovt så mange bilister der holder sig bagved
Vi fik læsset politivognen med alle cykler og
bagage fra militærvognen (se
billedet). Det var noget af et makværk...vi måtte skille cykler
ad og virkelig pakke strategisk for at der var plads til det hele. Der var sæder
i politivognen så det var ikke lige nemt. Men vi kom afsted....nu kunne det kun
gå for langsomt med at komme til Oksbøl (se
billedet). Vi havde dog snakket med løbsledelsen om
det var ok, vi startede lige så snart vi ankom. Man skulle løbe et
natorienteringsløb inden kl.21. Men det var helt i orden. Vi var 5 hold der ikke
kunne starte før bilen kom!!
21:39 ankom vi til idrætscenteret i Oksbøl. Trine
og jeg trak i løbetøjet og så var det ellers med at få overstået
natorienteringen. Det gik helt godt. Tog ikke mere end 25 min så var vi tilbage
billedet). Og så skulle vi ellers til at ordne cykler og udstyr så det var klart til
lørdagens stradbadser. Normalt er man 3 på et hold men Trine men vores 3.mand havde meldt fra og vi kunne
ikke finde en til at tage hendes plads. Vi havde fået lov at gennemføre løbet
alligevel, vi var bare uden for konkurrence. Pyt med det, vi ville jo bare være
med og have det sjovt...og var der ikke for at vinde noget. Var i seng ved
BibBibBibBib...Kl.6.15 morgenmad. Kl.7.15
briefing Kl.8.11 blev vi sendt af sted :-) Vejret var lidt lumsk. Det blæste
rimelig godt det meste af dagen. Pænt hårdt at cykle i modvind der ovre på
vestkysten. Det små regnede lidt ind imellem og et par gange i løbet af dagen
åbnede himlen sig fuldstændig og vi fik en skylletur der ville noget :-) Men et
par gange var solen faktisk også lige hurtig fremme og titte.
Vores første post var ved nogle skydebaner.
Skulle skyde med riffel. Derefter var der Bike and Run orienteringsløb hvor det
var tilladt at dele sig op. Det gjorde vi. Det var et stort militært område. Jeg
tog cyklen og fandt posterne længst væk.....var dog liiiige på en afstikker ca 8
km!!! damn...men så lærte jeg at man ALTID skal måle på kortet ca hvor langt man
skal hihi. Vi fandt hver især vores poster og mødtes så igen ved skydebanen (se
Næste post var ved en lille landsby militæret
bruger til øvelser. Her skulle vi følge en hvid snor der var ført rundt i en
nedlagt ejendom. Det startede ved hoveddøren. Først skulle vi ned i kælderen. Så
blev vi ført rundt i huset, ind og ud af vinduer. Det var bare huller, der var
ikke ruder i. Der lå en masse sække med sand rundt om i huset. Op på 1.sal og ud
gennem et skrå vindue i taget. Op på tagryggen. Hen langs taget til vi kom til
en skorsten...denne skulle vi så over!!...og så videre hen lags tagryggen og ind
igennem et andet skråvindue. Lidt mere rundt i huset, ud i en gård....og her
førte den hvide snor os fame ned i kloakken!! :-) Så ned i dybet med os....her
var man rigtig glad for man havde taget sin pandelampe med!! ....vi kravlede et
rimelig langt stykke. To steder kunne man rejse sig og lige strække benene. Jeg
kravlede med en frø foran mig....virkelig hyggeligt...yak. Op ad kloakken, over
nogle hegn og tilbage i huset gennem et vindue der var ca 2 meter over jorden!
Trine gav mig en hestesko så jeg kunne komme op. Jeg satte mig i vinduet, Trine
sprang og jeg greb hende....Perfekt, det gik super....vi var squ selv ret
overraskede over det gik så nemt hæhæ. Lidt mere rundt og så var vi ude i det
fri igen (se
Herefter kom vi på en god cykeltur. Vi tog lige
et enkelt forkert valg på kortet hehe og endte i en blindgyde....hmmm tilbage
igen...og så tager vi den sikre navigering :-) Den næste bemandede post var i
skoven. Vi skulle ud på et orienteringsløb. Da vi var færdige med det, fik vi af
vide at vi ikke ville kunne nå hele løbet. Der var sluttid kl.20. Kano delen
sprang vi og de andre hold der kom ind der over. Senere fik vi af vide at det
havde været super hårdt pga den hårde vind og selv for drengene havde det været
en sej omgang. Så vi var rimelig tilfredse over ikke at skulle sidder derude to
piger i en kano. Vi skulle nu kører en 13 km Mtb rute. Det var en fed rute....og
godt at få varmen :-) (se
Herefter var det sidste at kører tilbage til
Idrætscenteret og så var det slut. Vi var tilbage ca kl.17.40 (se
Det var et rigtig sjovt løb. Det var hårdt men på
den rigtig fede måde og Trine var alletiders holdkammerat. Hun er squ sej (se
billedet) og der var intet brok over jeg ikke kunne løbe så godt med mit
knæ. Vi var jo ikke rigtig med i konkurrencen....men vi ved at vi ikke var de
sidste i mål....og det er vi godt tilfredse med hihi
Den sidste udfordring lørdag aften var så at
komme tilbage til Sjælland....og helst med alt vores grej. Politibilen skulle
afleveres i Odense samme aften så den kunne vi ikke bruge. Men vi fik klaret det
med hjælp fra nogle andre deltagere. 3 cykler blev i Odense hos en veninde, 1
cykel skulle til Nordjylland....og så var der ellers bare overdrevent meget læs
på de biler vi havde tilbage.
Jeg var hjemme i min seng kl.03.30. Gaaab :-)
Så har jeg overstået mit andet lange Mtb-løb (103
Jeg kørte på 05:06:10. Kom på en 8.plads i
damerækken ud af 14.
Det gik igen rigtig godt. Havde stadig energi
efter de 60-70km :-) Men for fanø den blev hård efter de 80km. Der kom alle de
stejle stigninger i skoven...yuk!! Ikke lige noget man har lyst til at kæmpe med
efter alle de km! Men i mål kom jeg.....og uden styrt og
punkteringen......hvilket jeg er pænt tilfreds med :-)
Er rimelig træt i ben og ryg igen men det er vist
ikke til at undgå hehe. Sofaen har overfaldet mig og nu står den på ren
afslapning resten af søndagen :-)
Næste udfordring bliver en uge på Mallorca, tager
afsted i dag....jiiibiiii. En HEL uge på solvognen med en paraply drink ved min
side. Det blir skønt....kan dårligt huske hvordan charter livet er hihi
Men løbeskoene er kommet med i kufferten :-) Jeg
har liiige fået tilmeldt mig et adventurerace i starten af oktober, så der er
nok at træne til :-) Vi er et team på 3 tøser....og vi skal nok blive presset
undervejs :-) Se distance her....vi har tilmeldt os 80 % ruten ;-)
http://www.dgi.dk/idraetscross/DGI Adventure Cup 2005/DGI Ribe 6-7,-s-,10.aspx
Søndag fik jeg overstået det første lange Mtb-løb
Det var et helt vildt godt løb. Godt afviklet og en rigtig smuk rute....når man
ellers havde kræfter til at nyde udsigten :-)
Det gik rigtig godt. Jeg havde gode ben og havde
et fint tempo jeg kunne holde vejen. Var lidt spændt på hvordan jeg ville have
det efter 60-70 km...om jeg havde kørt mig selv for hårdt...men det var helt
perfekt. Det var vildt vildt hårdt og jeg var godt brugt da jeg kom i mål, men
slet ikke så jeg var helt tømt for kræfter. Havde trætte ben og en rigtig øm
Jeg kørte på 6:05:12. Kom på en 8.plads i
damerækken ud af 29.
Jeg havde et enkelt styrt undervejs og
f..**!¤!?@?* om jeg ikke punkterede 10 km før mål!!! Jeg prøvede først at
pumpe den rigtig hårdt i håb om, jeg kunne nå i mål men den blev alt for hurtig
flad igen, så der var ingen vej uden om. Jeg måtte skifte slange og mistede
15-20 på det...øvøv
Jeg er klar til næste udfordring :-)
Tilbage i Danmark. Alt er blevet hverdag igen :-)
Er tilbage i skovene på Mtb. Jeg er blevet lokket
til 2 store løb. Ved ikke rigtig om jeg fortryder at jeg sagde ja!! hehe. Et løb i Sverige på 100km (www.bockstensturen.nu)
og et her i Danmark på 103km (www.mtbmarathon.dk).
Så jeg må vist hellere kommet i mtb form!! Glæder mig, men er også ret
spændt....tror det bliver sindssygt hårdt!!
Igår kom jeg tilbage til BC. Godt brugt ;-)
Som planlagt gik jeg til Camp I tirsdag. Efter to overnatninger i BC skulle jeg
lige finde motivationen:-) Den sidste dag til topforsøg ville blive den
21.juli, så der var intet der måtte gå galt nu.
Alt gik fint, ankom til Camp I tirsdag. Alle var en dag foran mig, så jeg var
alene i Campen. Om natten kunne jeg høre at det regnede.....troede jeg!!! da
jeg vågnede onsdag og kiggede ud kunne jeg se at det jo selvføllgelig havde
sneet hele natten......der var hvidt overalt og jeg kunne kun se starten af
ruten videre til Camp II - Ikke godt. Jeg havde radio kontakt med BC for at høre
hvad situationen var og hvordan jeg skulle forholde mig. Jeg ventede et par
timer og gik så mod Camp II med en af de lokale. Det var noget af en dag. Alle
spor var væk så vi skulle selv træde nye....og det var fanme hårdt......og så er
der bare langt til Camp II ;-)
Ankom efter 8 timers hårdt arbejde. Alle andre var blevet i Campen den dag, så
nu var vi flere der skulle have topforsøg den 21. juli.
Torsdag gik jeg videre til Camp III. Fra 6150m til 6800m. Var rigtig spændt på
at komme derop......min rekord er ca. 6100 højdemeter....
Det gik fint. Det var igen en 8 timers dag og sindssygt hårdt! Jeg var træt da
jeg ankom. Det var direkte i teltet og koge vand og lave aftensmad og slappe af
til topforsøg dagen efter.
Jeg sov fint, havde ingen problemer i højden. Det var rigtig godt. Flere havde
store problemer med at sove og nogen måtte endda vende om på vej til Camp III.
Der er ikke meget luft deroppe :-)
Fredag..... uret ringede kl.5. Ahhh hvor var der koldt. Is indvendigt i teltet,
vil tro en minus 20 grader. Alt er besværligt deroppe i den kulde og du bliver
forpustet bare af, at binde snørebåndene!
Jeg var afsted kl. 8. Jeg var træt fra starten, men det gik fint. Én fod foran
den anden. Det var koldt, men rigtig godt vejr. Solen skinnede og der var ikke
en sky på himlen :-)
En af de lokale havde sagt, at vi skulle vende om kl. 15. Pga. vejr osv. har man
gerne et vende tidspunkt.
Jeg var rigtig rigtig træt, mine ben var godt brugte på det tidspunkt. Kl. var
13.30. Jeg var alene da to lokale kom ned fra toppen. Jeg spurgte, hvor langt
der endnu var og de sagde 3 timer. Ergo kunne jeg alligevel ikke nå toppen og
jeg var vildt træt, så jeg besluttede at vende om og gå ned.
Ca. 45 min. senere mødte jeg Jon Otto. Lederen på turen. Ingen vidste han ville
komme op igen. Han spørger; Hvad laver du Hanne???....Jeg forklare ang.
vendetidspunkt osv. og at jeg var træt. Han sagde nej nej ...der er ikke noget
vendetidspunkt for vejret er så godt. Du har hele dagen! Han spurgte om jeg
ville med op og han ville så gå med mig...langsomt. Jeg ville gerne, troede det var
slut. Jeg gik op igen, men efter 10 min. måtte jeg opgive. Jeg var færdig. De 45
min. jeg allerede var gået ned ville tage 2 timer at komme op til igen!!
Mit topforsøg var forbi.
Jeg nåede et sted mellem 7.200 og 7.300 meter :-)
Ærgerligt med det sidste stykke, men jeg er super glad. Har slået min rekord med
1100-1200 meter:-) ....og gjorde det uden hjælp til at bære mine ting ;-)
Jeg var tilbage i Camp III ved 15.30 tiden. Slappede af resten af dagen.
Lørdag var det tilbage til BC. 5-6 timer så var jeg nede......utroligt :-)
Og så er det tilbage til civilisationen ;-)
Ja, der er aldrig en bjergtur hvor alt bare kører
:-) I dag er jeg lige kommet tilbage til BC efter et par ret hårde dage.
I onsdags gik jeg op til Camp I igen - helt fint.
Torsdag skulle vi afsted til camp II. Vi var 4 i
reb sammen, så det tog sin tid at komme forbi det område, hvor der er fixreb. I
starten gik det ok. Efter 3 timer, overhovedet ikke særlig godt. Vejret var
begyndt at blive dårligt. Alle havde overhalet os :-) og min energi var lig nul.
En time senere var det totalt white out, dvs. at vi kun kunne se en hånd foran
os. Vi var ikke engang nået halvvejs selvom vi havde gået 5 timer og vi blev
nødt til at vende om og gå tilbage til Camp I. Jeg var totalt færdig. Gik
direkte i teltet og sov.
Fredag vågnede jeg med rigtig ondt i halsen og
hovedet - helt stoppet - virkelig herligt. Det var nok i kroppen allerede dagen
før, siden jeg var så tappet for energi. Jeg besluttede, at tage en hviledag i
camp I - havde ingen energi. Jeg begyndte at tage pencilin. Blev i soveposen,
drak the og læste. Jeg skulle bare være frisk, så jeg kunne komme til Camp II og
have en overnatning før jeg gik tilbage til BC - ret vigtigt af hensyn til
Heldigvis var jeg rimelig frisk lørdag morgen.
Afsted med mig. Jeg kunne godt mærke efter nogle timer, at jeg ikke var 100%
frisk, men jeg skulle bare frem. Det tog mig 8 timer og 15 min. - normalt 6-7
timer. Jeg var totalt færdig da jeg nåede frem. De sidste par timer var
sindssyge og vinden blev stærkere og stærkere. Men jeg kom frem og havde en
rigtig god nat der. Lige på nær mine hosteanfald.
I dag var det så ellers bare tilbage til BC. Jeg
gik alene tilbage. Jeg aftalte med Clint som var på ski, at han ville tage
afsted en time efter mig, bare for en sikkerhedsskyld. Det var så fedt, at gå på
dette enorme bjerg alene :-) Har aldrig prøvet noget lignende. Der var
fuldstændig stille og man føler sig virkelig lille :-) - og udsigten...... WAUW.
Det tog 3 timer, at komme helt tilbage til BC - vildt. Men jeg var træt da jeg
nåede frem. Ser virkelig frem til en hviledag mandag :-) Tirsdag går det løs
igen. Der går jeg til Camp I. Onsdag til Camp II. Torsdag til Camp III og fredag
er det så topforsøg :-) Vejret er godt nu - håber det holder til fredag :-)
I dag er jeg tilbage i BC. Jeg har det rigtig godt
og føler mig stærk. Ingen hovedpine :-), men der er stadig lang vej.
havde jeg hviledag i BC.
Fredag gik jeg til Camp I for at afklimatisere og
efterlod snesko, plastic-støvler og gaitors. Det var en lang vej op, men det gik
godt. Jeg havde det fint deroppe - blev en halv time og gik til BC igen.
besluttede jeg at gå derop igen og overnatte. Jeg skulle have resten af alt mit
udstyr med og det var satme tungt - ca. 17 kg. tror jeg. Det tog en time længere
end dagen før, altså 4 timer. Jeg gik sent og var fremme 19.30. Jeg fandt et
telt og så var det ellers med at få kogt noget vand og lavet lidt mad :-)
gik jeg mod Camp II. Der var endnu ikke fastlagt rute, så vi var to der gik i
reb med Phil som skulle sætte rute. Det var noget af en tur. Der var rigtig
mange crevasser og flere gange måtte vi vende om og gå udenom. Et par steder
sikrede vi hinanden og prøvede at gå over. Det gik godt - heldigvis. Vi nåede
ikke helt til Camp II - var i ca. 5.800m. Jeg gik tilbage en halv time før de
andre. Havde det fint, men ville ikke presse mig selv for meget. Det var en sej
vej ned. Solen havde varmet sneen rigtig godt og flere steder trådte jeg i til
knæene. Det var ret hårdt i den højde. Nogle steder sprækkede sneen hele vejen
rundt om mig - ikke en særlig rart. Hørte senere, at de andre var faldet i en crevasse. Heldigvis kun en 3-4m dyb. Godt jeg ikke var der. Jeg blev og sov i
Camp I én nat mere. Stod tidlig op idag og gik til BC kl. 07.15. Passede lige
med jeg var nede kl. 08.05 til morgenmad :-) god timing.
Idag skal jeg bare
slappe af - have et bad og vasket lidt tøj. Min plan er at tage til Camp I i
morgen efter frokost. Jeg vil så sove der og så videre til Camp II dagen efter.
Derfra vil jeg se hvordan jeg har det. Forhåbentlig godt :-)
Så er det sidste dag inden vi tager til bjergene. Jeg ankom til Kashi igår
aftes. Bare 6 timer senere end forventet. Det var noget af en tur. Flyet fra
Beijing til Urumqi var forsinket, så jeg nåede ikke flyet videre og måtte vente
der til om aftenen. Jeg mødte 2 fyre, der som jeg også skulle prøve Mustagh Ata -
også med Summitclimb. Så det var jo helt perfekt og rart med selskab :-)
Og da vi så endelig ankommer til Kashi var min rygsæk IKKE med!!! Nøj hvor
belastende. Heldigvis skulle vi bare slappe af og se byen idag.
Rygsækken er lige ankommet :-) Alt er godt. Vi har holdt et møde ang. turen -
hvordan det hele skal foregå, ruten osv osv. Jeg er klar til at komme igang.
Kan næsten ikke vente. Her er også ALT for varmt puhh ha :-)
Vi tager afsted i morgen efter frokost til Subashi 3.700m, hvor vi bliver i 2
dage for at akklimatiserer.
I dag gik turen så til The Great Wall, som de kalder den. Jeg kom til at kalde
den "The Wall" og det var vist ikke noget hit - jeg blev ihvertfald irettesat
Nå men jeg havde booket en plads i en minibus til
Jinshanling. Derfra kunne man gå på muren til Simatai og så blive hentet der.
Perfekt tænkte jeg - den tager jeg. Må indrømme, at jeg ikke havde sat mig ret
meget ind i stederne osv. Ville jo bare se The Great Wall.
Så her til morgen sidder jeg og venter
på minibussen. Har lidt med, så jeg kan læse om den tur jeg har bestilt :-) og
det viser sig så, at det er 10 km man skal gå!!! - omkring 3-4 timer skal man
regne med Haha - jeg havde regnet med det nok var en times tid. Heldigvis havde
jeg valgt at tage min vandrestøvler på. Men havde kun 1/2 liter vand med. Ingen
solcreme og frokost!! Flot Hanne. Heldigvis kunne man købe vand så det gik.
Det var en fantastisk tur. Der var ikke så mange
turister og dem der kom med mig, kom jeg hurtigt foran ;-) Så jeg gik der på
Muren helt alene. Med en fantastisk stilhed og udsigt. Det tog 2 timer og 45
min. Jeg var gennemblødt af svedt. Solen stod lige ned i hovedet hele vejen og
der var ikke meget vind. Det var faktisk rimelig hårdt, at gå op og ned af alle
de trapper. Kan dog ikke rigtig tillade mig, at brokke mig eftersom jeg er på
vej i bjergene snart hihi.
Da vi så kører hjem igen stopper chafføren
minibussen et godt stykke fra mit hotel - Om jeg ikke lige kunne tage en taxa,
for det var lidt besværligt, at skulle køre rundt til alle vores hoteller!!"
Haha har man hørt magen? Men ok, jeg fik lidt penge. Det samme gjorde to andre -
de skulle bare tage undergrundsbanen istedet!! Det havde jeg altså ikke gået med
til :-) Ud med mig....og så måtte jeg finde en taxa. Det er sjove ting man blive
udsat for rundt omkring.
Nu skal der bare pakkes om. Skal ned på 20 kilo
i den store rygsæk. Jeg glæder mig vildt, til at komme til Kashi imorgen og møde
resten af teamet. Det er altid spændende om der er snitter med ;-) Så er det jo
lidt nemmere, at komme op af bjerget hihi.
Så er jeg vel ankommet til Beijing. Med 1 1/2 time ekstra ventetid i
Helsingfors. Men det var ok - fandt nogen at spille røvhul med :-) Da jeg så
ankom til Beijing, styrtede det ned i lårtykke stråler. Ikke lige det bedste
vejr, når jeg skulle ud på sightseeing ;-) Men det stoppede heldigvis. Her er
dog stadig sindsygt varmt og fugtigt.
Har været rundt og tjekke byen ud. Lejede en
cykel for at komme hurtigt frem. Deres cykelstier er lige så brede som 1 1/2
vejbane derhjemme. Cykler STYRER her :-) Var nede og se Den Forbudte By -
virkelig helt fantastisk. Til sidst har man ligesom fået nok af templer
hihi. Ville cykle ud og se Sommerpaladset, men da jeg havde cyklet 1 t 20 min og
ikke var nået halvvejs på kortet, vendte jeg squ jernhesten hihi - Så det må jeg
have tilgode. Har til gengæld fået set rigtig meget af byen - også mange af de
små gader hvor det er rigtig lokalt. Og det havde selvfølgelig INTET, at gøre
med at jeg kørte efter kort!!!
Resten af aftenen skal gå med afslapning ;-)
Så er dagen kommet :-) Kl. er nu 5:48 og jeg er
helt frisk. Sjovt man ikke er det når man skal på job hehe. Jeg er færdig med at
pakke. Den holdt hårdt!! 25 kg kom rygsækken til at veje. Lidt mere end jeg
havde håbet på, men jeg har virkelig kun det allermest nødvendige med og kan
ikke undvære noget af det.
Nu kan det kun gå for langsomt med at komme i
gang. Ville helst bare direkte ud på bjerget og opad opad opad :-) Men jeg må
lige være turist i Beijing et par dage først. Glæder mig og er super spændt.
Igår var jeg i Kbh for at købe det sidste udstyr.
I dag mødtes jeg med Thure (www.hotfeet.dk).
Han låner mig sine snesko. Det er super at jeg ikke skal ud og investere i sådan
et par :-)
Og så er det bare om at få pakket :-) Puhh....alt er lagt frem så jeg kan få et
overblik....og nøj hvor er der meget. Se mit udstyr
her. Se min pakkelist
Mtb løbet Nordic24 er overstået. Kl.12.12.48 kom
vores sidste rytter i mål. Vi kom på en 4. plads ud af 7 Damehold, med 22 kørte
omgange. Vi er rigtig glade for vores pladsering. De 3 vindene hold er lidt for
prof til at vi kan konkurrere med dem. Vi andre 4 hold er alle mere motions
mtb'ere....så vi følte os lidt som vindere i den kategori :-)
Ud af de 24 timer, var jeg på ruten i 6 timer, 40
min og 3 sek. Det blev til i alt 102 km. Inkl. op til flere styrt.....man blev
lidt kæk når man lærte ruten at kende. Hvilket har resulteret i at min ben er
fuldstændig blå og forslåede. De gør bare avs i dag :-( Også et lille problem
med en knækket kæde måtte jeg bruge tid på derude. Bare rigtige ærgerlige
Det var en rigtig fed oplevelse at være med. Jeg fik virkelig testen formen. Og
den er super. Det var selvfølgelig sindssygt hårdt og lungerne hang ud af halsen
flere gange på sådan en omgang (17km). Men selvom det var vildt hårdt gjorde man
det alligevel. Igen og igen. Kl.01 om natter da jeg skulle ud på min 4 omgang,
måtte vi indse at en fra teamet måtte stoppe. Hun havde ryg problemer. Vi havde
hele tiden kørt en omgang ad gange. Så man havde så meget hvile som muligt inden
man skulle ud igen. Nu var vi kun 3 til at skiftes og vi besluttede at tage to
omgange i træk. Og det gjorde jeg så. 34 km i skoven lå foran mig. Puh ha...og
jeg var godt træt. Kunne dog se frem til at kunne sove i godt 3 timer når jeg
kom tilbage. Det var nok det der fik mig op af bakkerne :-)
Min sidste tur kørte jeg kl.08.29.41
Starten foregik ved at den første rytter skulle starte med 200m
løb hen til sin cykel, som var stillet hvor ruten begynder. Dette gør man for at
sprede feltet lidt.
På vej til min første omgang
Jeg skal afløse Irene, Maja tjekker skærmen
I aktion i skoven /
Vores camp bag stævnepladsen Det øverste 'lille' telt i
venstre side var vores lejr
Vores hold....Team Bikewear.dk
Energi barer på tilbud hos Føtex. Købte lidt ind
til turene :-) ...og skrev til Beijing angående Airport Pick Up Service...
Har i dag bestilt værelse i Beijing. Meget rart
at have det klaret, så jeg ikke skal storke gade op og gade ned med al min
oppakning når jeg ankommer. Skal lige have tjekket op på om de kan hente mig i
lufthavnen :-) ....det ville jo være super
Var i nat ude og køre mtb. Vi skulle have
afprøvet vores pandelamper. De er total heftige. Har lånt nogle vilde lamper af
nogle adventurerace folk. Og vi kunne se hele skoven....næsten :-) Det var rart
at prøve at køre om natten, inden løbet. Så man lige ved hvad det drejer sig om.
Jeg frygtede det lidt men faktisk var det ret cool :-)
I dag er der lige nøjagtig en måned til jeg tager
af sted. Tiden suser derudaf. 4fitness havde arrangeret Challence her til
formiddag. 5 km løb, 1 times Spinning og 1 times Bodypump. Suveræn søndags træning :-)
Min træning går helt perfekt. Interval, stabilitet, udholdenhed og styrke. Jeg
træner 4-5 gange om ugen. Laver lidt forskelligt så jeg ikke kører surt i det og
stadig synes det er sjovt. Mtb er en rigtig god træningsform og det er skønt at
være ude i naturen.
I dag lå mit pas i postkassen.... fra det
kinesiske konsulat, med visum til Kina. Perfekt....så er det i orden.
Har set mig lun på et 24timers mtb løb d.17.juni.
Har tilmeldt mig en gruppe på nettet der hedder Pigerpaamtb for at finde et
team. Synes solo var lige i overkanten!! I dag var der bid. Der var 3 piger der
manglede en 4. mand....og der kom jeg ind i billedet :-) Nu skal der trænes mtb...
I dag er der BT halvmarathon. Gad virkelig godt
at have været med. Min træning går super godt, bortset fra løb. Alt andet vil
mit knæ gerne være med til....bare ikke løb. Har kastet mig over mtb igen, nu
hvor vejret bliver bedre. Det er sjovt, udfordrende og pulsen kommer op :-)