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.
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
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
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
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
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
Unrealistic goals can be what causes us to fail in our New Year’s resolution and finding your “why” can be the most important thing to succeed. In the UK, a study by Bupa.com found that around 80% of residents give up on their New Year’s resolutions
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,
You overslept before an important meeting. You rush through the house with your heart in the pit of your throat. It’s snowy and the car is covered in a sheet of ice. You don’t know where the snow scraper is, and you forgot the computer in
1. Train every day. Eat healthily. Sleep at least eight hours a day. Repeat. 2. Intermitting fasting twice a month (I usually do three days of fasting/per month and 5-7 days twice a year). Check out Prof. David Sinclair for his seminal research on prolonging life.
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
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
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