People in Sweden always talk about the weather. After the obligatory greeting phrase” hi, how are you” swedes always follow up with: ”What do you think about the weather?”, or ”The weather is wonderful/awful today!”.

I'm not going to complain about the weather, today I'm just going to be a normal swede. The summer hasn't arrived yet! Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain and some more rain; that's what this summer has been all about.


I feel sorry for the Swedish people. Summer is what we live for. We buy summer furniture and bikinis during the winter, we plan out summer trips years ahead and we're doing everything to make that summer tan longer lasting.

Fortunately, I'm not going to stay in Sweden the whole summer. I'm going to France and Austria to climb outdoors but also to compete. It has never bothered me before, but it would be nice with some summer tan.

Nevertheless, we have had the luck to climb some days outdoors here in Sweden. Because even if the weather has been bad, the outdoor conditions has been really good on the non-rainy days. Cloudy and chilly just like autumn.

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