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One thing I love thanks to my father

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Day 121I value freedom highly, and I think this value was born in the Norwegian mountains – above the tree line.

I had the great fortune to grow up in Norway with a father that took me into the wild from the time I was born. His love for nature, and his passion for cross-country skiing and hiking in the wild above the tree line, captured my heart from an early age.

You can feel a huge sense of liberty and freedom cross-country skiing above the tree line with hardly any people in sight. Today, I had the fortune to experience this together with my father, 79 years old and still strong as a youngster.

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These mountains bring about a sense of freedom and peace like nothing else. It is pure euphoria to ski into the wild, with complete stillness all around.

During this time of the year, the snow is hard enough to walk on without going through. We are free to create our own tracks and go anywhere we like. If there is a little bit of fresh snow on top of the hard snow, which is the ultimate and what we had today, the skiing both uphill and downhill becomes a particularly velvety ecstatic experience.

Since I have lived abroad for the past thirty years, I do not have the opportunity to revisit this scenery as often as I would like.I feel incredibly grateful and happy for having shared this moment with my dear father. It will be captured in my heart as a peak moment forever.

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It is healing to heart, body and soul to re-connect to our roots and to engage in our favorite childhood activities. I imagine, or at least wish, that we all have childhood experiences, which bring about great memories and when revisiting them we feel completely at home and perhaps even at peace.

2 thoughts on “One thing I love thanks to my father

  1. Dear Anine, your text and pictures brings back my own dear memories of how my mountain passion started with my mother back country skiing in Jotunheimen from when I was 4 years old. As a grown up and mother I have often thought of her patience and love with so much gratitude both for all the shared moments that we had and for the experiences that started me on my path of life that I am so happy with today feeling I have the best occupation I could possible want living my passion working with people skiing and trekking in the mountains.

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  2. A magical and special time for you Anine and one that will stay with you forever. So, so important to take time out to do these things in life! x

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