wilderness walking in northern places
Welcome to my blog which was originally devoted to my successful 'Grona Bandet 2013' attempt, a walk of close to one thousand miles from south to north through the Swedish mountain chain. You'll find plenty on this blog in relation to my preparation and execution of that walk as well as on other backpacking trips in Scandinavia, Scotland and Canada.
Man with Tea and Tent
I am Mark Waring from Sussex, England. I'm a keen walker and backpacker of some years with solid wilderness walking experience. Married to a Swede I have backpacked extensively in northern Scandinavia and was the first from outside Sweden to complete a one thousand mile wilderness walk, the 'Grona Bandet' through Sweden's sub-arctic mountains and well 'off the beaten track'. I've plenty of Scottish experience also (hard won in plenty of Highland wind and rain) and trips as far afield as the Yukon Territory in arctic Canada. Occasionally published in the outdoor press and proud to be associated with a number of great British outdoor brands.