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Towards the bigger mountains with a helicopter

In spring 2016, Antti Autti asked me to join him and he’s video crew for a trip to Riksgränsen, Sweden. The aim was to go ride bigger faces than I had ever ridden before. It was going to be the first time I get into a helicopter with my snowboard and the idea of it made me tense. Even the packing ...

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Happiness comes from the attitude

In the midst of the hectic daily grind, it does us all good to give some deeper thought to things. Here are some thoughts I’ve written about happiness.
Happiness is accepting the unpredictability of life. Life cannot be controlled. It can be planned and the plans can be realized to some extent, b ...

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Deserted island Monkeys of Africa

The ocean's surface is like a mirror, it reminds us of our beloved Kannusjärvi lake back in Finland on a calm day. A salty whiff of seaweed is in the air and above us floats a light curtain of clouds.

We are sitting on the side of our boat which glides its way through the ocean and wondering at ...

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The pleasure of waxing a snowboard

 

Normally I’m not the strictest guy when it comes to maintaining my snowboard gear, but waxing the board is definitely an exception. Waxing my board has almost become an obsession for me. When I was younger, it was normal that I didn’t get enough speed (or just hadn’t enough courage to take it) ...

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Morning swim with dolphins

The morning sunrise is creeping to the horizon as we dip our toes in the cool ocean water and climb onto our boat that has been waiting for us in the shallow coastline.

Our boat’s engine roars to life from its deep sleep and blasts away our morning tiredness. Our captain navigates us with fier ...

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Baltic sea surf at its greatest

 

Surfing is a pretty new hobby for me compared to skateboarding or snowboarding. I’ve snowboarded and skateboarded for almost twenty years of my life, but surfing I picked up about two years ago. I tried surfing for the first time in Lofoten Islands in Norway and I’ve been hooked since. Surfing ...

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Travel energy from sunrises

During the last months we have been dog and house sitters on the East Coast of Australia, working at gaining more muscles and gathering new energy for our next adventures.

During the Australian winters the morning sunrises are slightly after six and we hav ...

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Last minutes call for Norway’s waves

“Shouldn’t we yet again go for a Norway surf trip this summer?”

This was the question lying in the air already in the early summer. There’s a great number of friends interested in the trip but from earlier experience one could tell that if there’s going to be a trip like this, there’s just going ...

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Padel

You know that feeling when you just have to go and try out a new sport? That’s what I experienced a year and a half ago in Spain. I was taken to a padel court, a paddle racket was pushed into my hand, and onto the court I went to play.

So what is padel? Just as in tennis and squash, the g ...

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Hiking through the land of dinosaurs

Awesome red sandstone cliffs are rising high into the sky in a desert in the middle of nowhere. This place is full of dangerously steep cliffs and high ledges that may crumble and fall at any given moment. We are the only people in the middle of these slowly collapsing sandstone canyons. The sun ...

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A cleansing week test!

I’ve never worried too much about my eating habits. On a busy day I might forget to eat, and sometimes it feels like the lunch break is just “a necessary evil” that interrupts a good work flow. During my modeling years, breaking for a bite to eat was a rarity; when the photographer ate, the make- ...

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Tips for working out

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes the inspiration to get out and get moving. I’ve always loved being physically active – both in the cold of winter and the heat of summer. In addition to outdoor activities, I also enjoy working out at the gym – more so during the winter season th ...

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Hiking along a Dragon’s spine

There was only us on the isolated Great Wall of China. An orange morning sun had just risen up from the thick mist and the air was still slightly chilly after an autumn night.

Since the early days the Great Wall of China in Gubeikou has been one of the most important Chinese military defence bas ...

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Hiking to the paradise of happy dolphins

How vividly we remember splashes of salty turquoise seawater, the suffocating heat of beautiful golden sand beach walkways and the luring coolness of ever green fern forests. And that one unforgettable moment we got to experience on our most tropical hike of our holiday.

This pearl of the Sout ...

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Tommy Rundgren: Physical exercise just for looks

Beauty ideals have changed many times through the ages, and today many young people seem to dream about the looks of fitness stars in the media. It wasn’t long ago when fashion houses had super skinny models wearing their latest creations, and young girls were going after those beauty ideals. Tod ...

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Sauna and a substitute for the forest

It was a free day on my calendar, so I decided to try out the new swimming pool at the gym. As a sauna-crazed Finn, naturally I was interested in seeing how the locals enjoy the sauna. After my workout in the gym, I headed to sauna. I was quite surprised to see a young women sitting in the sauna, ...

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