Winter is coming – one week of expectancy

DREAM PROJECT ”BERGTAGEN” ENGELBERG FEBRUARY -18

 

In one week I´m back in Engelberg. My new village where I will be based during winter season and hopefully longer than that…

A month included heavy work in Stockholm has soon come to an end. Guess who´s longing back to the mountains!

Next week I will share one of my best film project ever. The project is produced by talented Three Media Production in collaboration with K2 Skis Sweden and Fjällräven. Thank you everyone for being part of this project.

Film project Engelberg February 2018.

 

Story behind the project

Last winter I had an intention to produce content that would capture my passion for the mountains, my philosophy and who I am as a skier. I took a shot and went 4 days to Engelberg mid season. That was all I had between work and travels. Busy busy lady during winter time.

Go follow the project thru my social media for the next week. And if you can´t wait – check out the film HERE >>

Soon we´re skiing! Please let me see your passion for skiing using the hashtag #passionateskier.

With mountain love,
Johanna

 

Book me as your ski instructor HERE >>

Book me as your ski guide in Sweden or Norwegian April/May HERE >>

 

 

*All photos are taken by Three Media Piece Production. 

 

 

Steep repelling.

 

Engelberg.

 

Film project Bergtagen.

 

Engelberg feb 2018

Free spirit climbing Mallorca and reflection from the past year

MALLORCA – A MAGIC ISLAND FULL OF LIGHT AND HEALING

 

Usually I write every blog post in Swedish but this time I decided to share my inspiration to everyone and than an English version is to prefer. First of all, THANK YOU for following my journey. I do hope it inspires you to believe in your most precious dreams and desire. Life is beautiful and so are you!

Right now there´s a few hours before I enter the next flight to Stockholm from Palma airport. I feel beyond grateful for this journey and that I managed to reach one of my biggest inner goal during summer season. But first – let me share this story with you. With love.

 

Åre is with me wherever I travel (the cap). I might get one signed by Engelberg as well now? <3

 

Approach from climbing in Calvia.
On belay.

 

I started to climb a few years ago. Just to keep my mind busy while waiting for the snow and winter season. Always dreaming of skiing.
Climbing is a way to practice movements, balance and focus. All 3 important keys when skiing (see Episod 2 of #passionateskier when I tell you exactly that).

FROM MY PAST YEAR TIL´ TODAY

Due a ski accident May 2017 I broke my inner knee and summers -18 scheduling to learn more about rock climbing and alpine climbing went on hold. Instead I made a tremendous work of hours with rehab during 8-9 month. All those hours I spent at the gym, my yoga-math and training mental strength just to be able to ski the next winter season 17/18. Therefor summer 2017 was going to be special. Finally I would do all those things that I was aiming for. Learning how to climb and hopefully becoming a instructor so I soon enough would be able to bring people to this amazing nature. But, instead of just searching for likeminded friends to climb with and to improve my knowledge about climbing I had to start over once again… In april 2018 I was in a really bad  ski accident. Most of you don´t know what really happened, and I understand why. No one could tell what really happened when they saw me days after – because I didn´t break any legs this time. Instead I broke my trust to people in the mountains and I was more frightened than ever. I was battle a death agony. From a long, steep and icy fall.

So what really matters for me (besides LIFE) is that I was brave enough to still concquer and to believe that I CAN. A few days after the accident I went back standing on my skis. Still with a light brain concussion – but that was an important step for me. Just to feel the snow and the skiing was all I needed. Than I knew. I knew skiing is part of what I gonna do the rest of my life. The mountains is now within my heart and soul.

Having a bad accident can cost you a lot of mental pain. And this is the link to my climbing. Some of you know that I started to climb a few years ago to overcome my freights of heights. But at this moment I had to overcome new fears. Start over again.

Early this season I did that. I decided to train myself within climbing as a number one activity in the mountains. There was still a main problem. I didn´t have that many friends to either practice or climb together with. So I  took every chance I got, always with one significant rule – always feel trust with the person you climb with. 

It´s not easy to find people or likeminded friends. You need to be opened, social, put yourself into situation where you get in touch with people etc. Today I´m happy to tell that I´ve made a lot of new likeminded friends during the summer. Not always easy, but in time I got there.

Wrapping up ”climbing season” (haha, love that word – not summer season anymore) at Mallorca was the best best decision ever. Best in that way that I got the chance to climb outdoors in a new level. But also because I had to share all moments with special people. Mallorca is for sure a magical place on earth.

I believe in our spirit and the enlightenment. And Mallorca is full of good vibes if you also look for an inner adventure.

Enjoy photos from Mallorca and be kind to yourself, always.

With love,
Johanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to La Sportiva Sverige for being such a good partner and friend on the rocks.

 

Dream team enjoying Mallorca to the fullest.

En entreprenör som klättrar mot nya höjder

ENTREPRENÖR KLÄTTRAR MOT NYA HÖJDER

 

Redan i maj började jag klättra utomhus. Då var mitt stora mål att bli instruktör denna säsong och att ta igen all den klättring som jag hade önskat göra året innan. Men som då sattes stopp av en krossad knäskål maj 2017.

Klättring maj 2018 i Narvik.

 

Det nalkas november och än är min klättersäsong inte slut. Helt otroligt, och samtidigt fantastiskt att jag gjorde allt det här som jag drömde om att göra! Som handlade om att både klättra så mycket och varierat som möjligt men framförallt att bli auktoriserad klätterinstruktör (auktoriserad hjälpinstruktör enligt Svensk norm) som leder till att jag kan arbeta med klättring.

Att hitta nya vänner till aktiviteter, som dessutom innefattar säkerhet och tillit, är inte alltid självklart. Hade jag känt fler vänner som klättrat runtom alperna så hade jag säkert klättrat än mer denna sommar. Men jag är också glad för alla de otaliga springturer som jag i stället fått i bergen.

Just nu är jag tillbaka i Stockholm för ett frilansuppdrag. Jag har kastat mig in i nya reklamproduktioner där jag produktions- och projektleder team i allt från grafiska enheter, kommunikation online till heldagar med arrangerade fotograferingar. Superkul att arbeta tillsammans med nya team och professionella inom reklam och marknadsföring igen. Älskar ju kommunikation minst lika mycket som berg och skidåkning!

I Stockholm har jag senast året lärt känna flera klätterkompisar och just därför blir det mycket träning inomhus i klätterhallarna. Avslutningen på denna klättersäsong blir dock på samma sätt som den startade i maj – utomhus. Mot slutet av november reser jag till Mallorca och jag ser så mycket fram emot att få klättra utomhus med allt jag har med mig i form av övervunna rädslor, styrka fysiskt och mentalt men kanske mest av allt – att få dela nya äventyr i bergen med nyfunna vänner som delar samma passion.

 

Klättercentret i Sthlm med Jakob och Steffi (som fotar).
Sportklättring inomhus.

SÖKER DU MOTIVATION I NOVEMBER?

Så bra! Boka in min nästa träningsgrupp i Sthlm. Fyra tillfällen mellan 6-15 november. En chans att lysa upp i höstmörkret och förbereda kroppen för den stundande vintern och all skidåkning eller brädåkning. Maila till hej@modigajohanna.se om du vill anmäla en plats. 

Tipsar också om nästa Skiers Breakfast i Sthlm torsdag morgon 15 november. Där du som deltar automatiskt är med i en utlottning av fria hotellnätter och ski pass, sponsrat av Engelberg Tourism. Så himla bra!

Jag hoppas att vi ses. ❤️