Skiing into Sarek, Sarek National Park, Lapland, northern Sweden
Photograph by Greg Annandale
I’ve just returned from my second ski touring / mountaineering trip to the Swedish Arctic; specifically Sarek National Park.
Sarek is possibly the last true wilderness left in Western Europe, there are no permanent structures, no vehicles, almost no people (we saw none for nearly 6 days), but tons of wildlife. It’s absolutely beautiful, but being more than 67 deg North and exposed, it can get viciously cold.
Here we’re on our second day of skiing, between Sitojaure and Aktse, with fully laden pulks. The next day we head up the Rapa valley (off to the right) and into Sarek itself.