K U N G S L E D E N


We have just spent eight days in Sweden on The Kungsleden, translated “The Kings Trail”.  Aptly named as the mountains that surround you each day of this hike in The Arctic Circle do appear, at the very least, noble.   It wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops and puppy dogs tails.  There were times when mosquitos covered every inch of air space, biting their way across my apparently scrumptious body.  Days when I couldn’t stop looking at the looming dark clouds wondering when they would open the heavens and give me an overdue bath.  Then the times when they did open and I appreciated just how un-waterproof my waterproof jacket is.  All day.  But it is a truely beautiful place.  Even when I was navigating my way across a flooding river I couldn’t help but feel blessed.  To be surrounded by glory, to wake each day wondering what adventure the day would bring, to feel like I couldn’t make it but push through and feel like a victor.  To top it off we summited the tallest mountain in Sweden-Kebnekaise.  Just.  I was ready to retreat when I realised I was going to have to scramble up a sheer glacier in white out snow and gales from the north pole to make it to the top.  Instead this was to be one of those occasions where I pushed through my fears (mainly death by falling off ice cliff) and return home victoious.

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YOU LIGHT MY PATH
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R I P P L E
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GLORY
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MOUNTAIN MAN
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HOME SWEET HOME
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LEAD ME
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NOW DANCER! NOW DASHER!
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VICTORIOUS
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FUTURE IS BRIGHT
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ROLLING IN
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CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS
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HAPPINESS IS
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PASSING TIME
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GREENER PASTURES
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LOST AND FOUND

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4 thoughts on “K U N G S L E D E N

  1. Hi Phil and Irene,
    Amazing photos you have taken, where is / what is the last one (Lost and found)?
    The Kungsleden area is really spectacular (at least the northern part, have not ben to the southern end).
    Great to hear you made it to the top, my friend and I chickened out.
    Cheers, Lars

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    1. Hey Lars! Thanks so such for checking it out 😊. The last shot is right at the top of K just before the very peak. Phil shot that one-it’s right up the top just before the peak. It was snowing and making those patterns on the rocks. Very pretty but I was just charging off the mountain as fast as I could haha. It was crazy up there but so glad we made it up. 😊 Irene

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  2. Great you made it to the top! However I am also glad you made it down again! The scenes are amazing! Your tent looks apt with God’s creation as a backdrop and brings to mind Psalm 8. Love Mum (West)
    Psalm 8[a]
    For the director of music. According to gittith.[b] A psalm of David.

    1 Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
    You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
    2 Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
    3 When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
    4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[c]
    5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
    and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
    6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[g] feet:
    7 all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
    8 the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.
    9 Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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