Took a trip North, up to a buddy- GingerTæn. The plan was simple, just bloody climb!
Climbed a pretty good 5 something, although it was kinda slimy in the beginning, and the fact that the approach was somewhat long lead to only climbing it. The climb was two lengths long, and the second pitch was by far the best!
Kinda funny to travel North to climb, as it still is winter up there. the grass is only barely green some places close to sea level. So we did some skiing in rather warm conditions, but still doable and relative comfortable conditions ! I can still not ski for shit
I have always liked making my own tools, not pretty things. But tools, things to be used. Sadly I find that what climbing gear I can make myself don't give me the same satisfaction. And what I have made kinda scares me. But in kayaking, as a affordable solution for a new paddle, I figured I would make a greenland paddle. Inspired by Sarah at TRU i threw myself at the task!
I walked around the house, searching for a 2"x4" found something we had used for scaffolding a long time ago. Full of branches and nail holes, loved it. Although the branches and holes probably gonna make it break at some point I went with it. The thing with making and repairing stuff, is that its personal. You put time and effort into it, taking some pride in the outcome ( If so be; duck taping a jacket ) The paddle works great, and I feel I got the best out of that abused, branchy piece of pine.
Kvist is by the way the Norwegian word for branch or thin stick
living the glamorous life as a guide, with low-to-no rent! And a obsession for the cold