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Erik's challenge is climbing Kebnekaise

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Erik Liberator with haemophilia

 


 

Meet Erik
Age: 33
Country:  Sweden
Haemophilia A
Challenge: Trekking

 



 

Meet Ida
Age: 38
Country: Sweden
Role in journey: Coach

Ida - Coach for Erik with haemophilia

"Hi, my name’s Erik. I'm an adventurous 33-year-old who loves nature above all else. I also love good books, films, and all types of games — and I exercise regularly to give my body what it needs for my future endeavours. 

It's important for me to show, not only to myself but to others, that even though I have severe haemophilia A, I can carry out the same challenges as everyone else. 

My latest challenge will be trekking Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain. And as soon as I make it back down again, I’ll get going to the next one. Somewhere in the world.
Towards a new adventure."

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Midsummer, preparations and moves

June, summer and heat. A season when it becomes reasonable for us who are no longer kids to jump into the water. This summer will be a lot about just being, but also about renovating, working, exercising and socialising.

Midsummer

Celebrated midsummer in quiet Misterhult on a picnic blanket with some fruit and berries. The elderly dressed up in traditional Swedish folk costumes and danced around the midsummer pole, just like it should be. So far it has been a typical Swedish summer with a heat peak of 35 degrees and a low of 11, so no surprises there:) 

Preparations for the climb

In my first conversation with Ida we mainly talked about how we should set up my training before the hike up Kebnekaise. We talked about running and walking, about intervals both uphill and downhill. Intervals are a form of exercise I have always appreciated, you get a lot out in a short period of time. You really get to push yourself to the max. Nothing makes you deserve a little rest more than a heavy interval session.

The training has gone a bit so and so but at least the mosquitoes have kept me motivated to run fast. There are a lot of insects out to get you in the summer time. The best motivators are the “Älg flugor”(deer flies), you don’t want to let them get you:) 

Time for a move

It’s soon time for a move, just have a little plastering, sanding and wallpapering left now and then I will be able to relax a little. As relatively inexperienced in renovation, a lot of cursing has been going on. Things don’t always turn out the way you want them to and some of the materials seem to have a will of their own. 

Starting to feel that the climb is approaching. I feel in good form, remains to see what the weather will be like.

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Erik's challenge is climbing Kebnekaise

- join him!
Erik Liberator with haemophilia

 


 

Meet Erik
Age: 33
Country:  Sweden
Haemophilia A
Challenge: Trekking

 



 

Meet Ida
Age: 38
Country: Sweden
Role in journey: Coach

Ida - Coach for Erik with haemophilia

"Hi, my name’s Erik. I'm an adventurous 33-year-old who loves nature above all else. I also love good books, films, and all types of games — and I exercise regularly to give my body what it needs for my future endeavours. 

It's important for me to show, not only to myself but to others, that even though I have severe haemophilia A, I can carry out the same challenges as everyone else. 

My latest challenge will be trekking Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain. And as soon as I make it back down again, I’ll get going to the next one. Somewhere in the world.
Towards a new adventure."

BLOG POST

Midsummer, preparations and moves

June, summer and heat. A season when it becomes reasonable for us who are no longer kids to jump into the water. This summer will be a lot about just being, but also about renovating, working, exercising and socialising.

Midsummer

Celebrated midsummer in quiet Misterhult on a picnic blanket with some fruit and berries. The elderly dressed up in traditional Swedish folk costumes and danced around the midsummer pole, just like it should be. So far it has been a typical Swedish summer with a heat peak of 35 degrees and a low of 11, so no surprises there:) 

Preparations for the climb

In my first conversation with Ida we mainly talked about how we should set up my training before the hike up Kebnekaise. We talked about running and walking, about intervals both uphill and downhill. Intervals are a form of exercise I have always appreciated, you get a lot out in a short period of time. You really get to push yourself to the max. Nothing makes you deserve a little rest more than a heavy interval session.

The training has gone a bit so and so but at least the mosquitoes have kept me motivated to run fast. There are a lot of insects out to get you in the summer time. The best motivators are the “Älg flugor”(deer flies), you don’t want to let them get you:) 

Time for a move

It’s soon time for a move, just have a little plastering, sanding and wallpapering left now and then I will be able to relax a little. As relatively inexperienced in renovation, a lot of cursing has been going on. Things don’t always turn out the way you want them to and some of the materials seem to have a will of their own. 

Starting to feel that the climb is approaching. I feel in good form, remains to see what the weather will be like.

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It is possible to live a life beyond haemophilia. 

Click here to read more about how it is to live with haemophilia at different stages in life.

 

 

 

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