so, I'm typing with only one hand right now... post the Red Dragon trip life had some completly new chalenges in store. my first answer to this was to try to escape on yet another trip to find my right place and light in the darkness. thailand is a good place find some kind of focus and get absorbed by the almost dreamlike landscape. tonsai beach is a good place to look for nice people, good food+drinks (you got to love the mango/coconut shakes!), diving, a different pace and some fine rockclimbing.
the worlds hardest 7c "Hang Ten", or is it just me? photo: Terje Aamodt/www.terjeaamodt.com
"Asian Shadowplay" 8a+ os. photo: Terje Aamodt/www.terjeaamodt.com
the opposite direction
"The King and I", 5 pitches, 7b+ max. leaving everything behind... photo: Terje Aamodt/www.terjeaamodt.com
back in Gothenburg everything was what you would expect at this time of the year. you'll just have to try to make the best out of it; friends, family, music, qigong, climbing (and also as in comp climbing). I eaven got myself a skate board to try a new kind of therapy.
gig with Salomon Helperin, Domkyrkan, Gothenburg
jam at restaurant Bazar, Gothenburg
one thing I will remember was my "comeback" at the comp scene; I've had a strange feeling in my left index finger since Thailand and at the comp it gave up on me. the pulling tendon snaped when I tried to use a bolthole as a one finger... I was happy to see how well the swedish hospital system works as I got surgery almost right away.
led to this..!
it's a minimum of 4 months of from climbing and then start slowly. it's my biggest break from climbing in over 15 years so it will, to say the least, be interesting to see how this goes! I also want to thank the over 100 people that in different ways have and are supportingt me; family, friends and eaven some people I don't really know. but nothing is over yet -the voyage continues!
and meanwhile you can check this 2M documentary (in french/arabic):