A childhood desire to see the midnight sun led me to the mountains on the border of Sweden and Norway, within the Arctic Circle. A 26hour train journey from Stockholm to Katterjok and then a trail from there up into the mountains, my Arc’teryx Bora 80 carrying everything needed for 10 days in the wilderness, including my fly fishing kit.
After 2 days fishing in a crystal clear lakes surrounded by snow patched mountain tops, a storm blew through the area. My sturdy Hilleberg kept me dry during 24 hours of howling wind and sleet. Forced to head lower down due to flooding rivers I did the first day of the Kungsleden before doubling back over a mountain and back down the Karsavagge valley.
The 24h sunlight plays havoc with ones sense of time but adds a sense of the surreal to a stunningly beautiful part of the world.
Kit I Would Recommend:
- Hilleberg Nallo 2 – £635
- Arc’teryx Bora 80 – £280
- Rab Myriad Jacket – £240
- Lifesystems Midge Head Net – £7
- Keen Men’s Newport – £80
Written by Rory McCrea – Outdoor Supervisor – Covent Garden Store