At Easter this year, conditions were optimal for a ski touring trip to Mt.Kolåstinden (1,432m) with soft spring snow and spring-like temperatures. It was no ordinary ski trip however. I've gone to Kolåstinden many times before, but never with someone of Leif's age – he’s 86! – and not least on wooden skis that must be 70 years old.
The idea was to capture the trip for Leif that day, and I therefore took pictures all the way to the top of the 1,000m climb and 5km tour. I saw this angle when I turned around after passing a narrow passage, and thought it portrayed the relatively tough ski trip among the jagged peaks pretty well.
The dramatic scenes in the background made a great scene while Leif was illuminated by the sun as an actor in the foreground. We can observe very well how gear and clothing has changed over the years! I think the image leaves the viewer puzzled: that guy must have been on some adventures. And those skis must have seen some action. It leaves you asking, will I be able to ski at that age?