Love, hate, joy and frustration – The irresistible magic of Fontainebleau

I have just booked my fourth bouldering trip to the Forest of Fontainebleau. Yes, it's the fourth trip to the same place in these 1.5 years that I have been climbing. But why? Why do I keep going back like a dog that always runs excitedly to catch the same ball? The three previous trips have been far from perfect. Yet I keep throwing … Jatka artikkeliin Love, hate, joy and frustration – The irresistible magic of Fontainebleau

Face to face with a new me – 5 positive changes freediving has brought into my life

When I started training freediving, my main goal was to become a better and more confident snorkeler. Having observed freediving for quite some time from a distance, I had started dreaming of being able to dive a bit longer and deeper, so that I could better enjoy the beauty of the underwater world without feeling … Jatka artikkeliin Face to face with a new me – 5 positive changes freediving has brought into my life

Looking better vs. feeling better – Why I started bouldering and quit fitness training

When I started bouldering and was overcome by the childlike joy of climbing, I suddenly came to realise how much time I had spent doing things that I had always disliked, for reasons that were not important for me. It was shocking. How was it possible that it had been going on for so long, years after years? Why … Jatka artikkeliin Looking better vs. feeling better – Why I started bouldering and quit fitness training

How a lousy swimmer became a freediver – Letting go of negative preconceptions

Most freedivers I know say that they have been like fish in the water all their lives. But not me. I was nothing like a fish, I was more like a cat thrown in the water against its will. I was a lousy swimmer and even lousier diver. I was afraid of depths, I couldn't … Jatka artikkeliin How a lousy swimmer became a freediver – Letting go of negative preconceptions