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Thoughtful, exciting and insightful blog by alpinist and lecturer Fredrik Sträng that sets your sofa on fire and gives you the courage and inspiration to reach new heights.


It’s okay to fail!

Is there a risk that we become less resilient in handling setbacks if we embellish and trivialize our failures? In this article, Sweden’s foremost high-altitude climber and esteemed speaker Fredrik Sträng problematizes a phenomenon that can weaken your “mental fortitude” if you are not honest about

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Mont Blanc summit with blue sky

Walking the Talk: Conquer Mountains with the right attitude

In a world filled with procrastinators, nay-sayers, and negative people, it’s refreshing to come across individuals who not only talk the talk but also walk the walk, individuals who embodies the essence of living life with purpose and determination. Here is a powerful adage of mine

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How to Dress Right in the Winter Cold

How to Dress Right in the Winter Cold

In the winter chill, choosing the right attire is crucial to outsmart nature’s icy grip. Mastering the cold requires more than just being savvy with layering. Drawing insights from challenging storms in Alaska and Antarctica, along with the experience of standing atop seven 8000-meter peaks, I’ve

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Leadership Style from the World of Mountains.

Leadership Style from the World of Mountains

Raw and honest feedback is a powerful tool and crucial for success on an expedition. Read about the leadership and feedback skills on successful expeditions. I am at 8,250 meters high on Mount Everest. The climb is steep and rocky in the claustrophobic thin air. One

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Sic Parvis Magna. The key to Superhuman strength is to continuously take one step, then another.

Sic Parvis Magna

The key to Superhuman strength is to take one step, then another, and another continuously. In this blog post, I dive into one of my favourite quotes of all time: Sic Parvis Magna – Greatness from small beginnings. Do you remember the first time you were

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Test based training and nutrition

Do you believe in test-based training/nutrition, or do you prefer guessed-based training/nutrition? Test based can take you to the next level! Have you ever had that feeling where you’ve been doing something for ages (perhaps even defending it) and then realized that you’ve been doing wrong

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Mount Everest Tibet pyramid

Watch your thoughts

“Watch your thoughts; they become words” acts like a ripple effect on your life. So, be mindful of your thoughts because they manifest into your destiny. My fascination with mountains started as a child, when I was staring down at the world atlas at the school

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Rising Above: Don’t Let Others Bring You Down

Hey there, adventurers! Today, I want to share a personal mantra that has guided me through countless challenges on my journey towards achieving my dreams. It’s a simple yet powerful message: don’t let others bring you down. As an explorer, mountaineer, and seeker of new heights,

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Toppen av K2 i Pakistan under solnedgång uppslukad bland moln

Hosting Spöktimmen podcast

Listen to the latest interview with me in the podcast “Spöktimmen” (only in Swedish) where the skilled journalist’s Jenny Borg and Linn Ek dive deep into topics such as fear, driving forces, risks and what happened on K2 during the fateful summer of 2008 where 11

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Fredrik Sträng porträtt klättring

Today is my birthday!

In some spiritual traditions, birthdays are considered auspicious occasions that mark a person’s progress on the path to enlightenment. For example, in Buddhism, the birthday of the Buddha is celebrated as a holiday called Vesak, which is considered a time to reflect on the Buddha’s teachings

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Fredrik Sträng poserar på en stubbe i en skog i Nepal

I love forests!

International Forest Day, also known as the International Day of Forests, is celebrated annually on March 21st. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests and trees outside forests. The day aims

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