Kullaberg is een schiereiland in Zuidwest Zweden. Het is behoorlijk ruig en rotsachtig en is een nationaal park. Een verrassend gebied. Er is een leuke korte maar pittige trail uitgezet, waar Salomon zijn goede naam aan heeft verbonden. De website is helaas alleen in het Zweeds. Een google vertaling:
Saturday, 31st May 2014
Participants collected or transported by bus to Klitterbyn in Ängelholm. The course begins with narrow technical beach paths. Micro Hills massage slowly legs before stretching out through the infamous nude part. If the weather is nice so there's a chance you're running on a nudists who proudly shows her tanned body in all its glory.
forest After the run, it feels nice to have more sea-running and if you look up you can just see the familiar silhouette of Kullabergsvägen the horizon. Surely think any long-range guest, who has never been physical with the mountain, that this will be easy as pie. But first, a couple of rivers crossed and there are no bridges, but some kind of tools will be in place to make the passage less dangerous. It's always 18 degrees in the water from May.
We pass bird protection, Farhult bath and passes by the old harbor in Jonstorpsvägen. Maybe have time to catch a glimpse of Edvard Persson's house in Rekekroken. Sure, stonemasons in Skäret right. Coastal slopes can be annoying even if the sea winds fan the hair.
Arild-The old legedariska summer paradise will be a nice way point and at Rusthållargården it becomes a much-needed leg top with filling of all terminals with various local delicacies.
Kullabergsvägen - first love
Believe us. We're not kidding when we say that you will have all the powers very soon. Arild was the home village of the Red snake and you understand how he got his strong legs when shortly coming up on it so legendary Kullabergsvägen. Suddenly the mountain much steeper, nature differently. Angrier, more beautiful and more demanding.
Many who visit the area say that it is like coming to a different country, which of course it is. Let's journey into Ladoniens and Vilks chips. The road into the Ladonia goes along smugglers' trail. A very narrow path, we recently discovered. When we asked the old man in the area so we got to hear about the adventures of the 1800s when the area's fishermen had a lucrative residual income by smuggling booze landed nearly Nimis and protected by mountains and jungle at night was carried to Rusthållargården for later served to thirsty guests on Gästgiveriet. Maybe it was so mountainous races started?
Death Zone was named for the legendary race Ladonia Mountain Trophy went during the years 2001-2010. This was the start of the dreaded final phase and the first years always broke at least 50% of all the contestants in this zone. Originally zone anymore but is still in its terrifying enough for those who know what to expect. Those on all four crawled up the slopes with height fear on his back. Smuggler trail leading to Vilks sculptures that cut out Ringer Nimis-Wotan-Arx presents itself shortly and now it gets serious. The mountain comes next 30 minutes to violently push your legs to the extreme, tokbranta rocky pathless routes do everything to squeeze the life out of you.
You are in Hell! There is only one way from there - upwards! Where you inch by inch must push you with the lactic acid that your only friend.
Many speak of that time and space are lost, blood taste you will never forget, terror-filled slopes where Kulla man entices people into the abyss. Many believe it is a horrific near-death experience others talk about a rebirth of when you walked up from the valley of death and suddenly sees the light, heavenly views and realize that you survived!
A downhill latter is one of måldepån where they are hailed as heroes by the audience. Reboot, alive, strong and free hurrying man out on the Black Course with a smile. The ride along the beautiful mountain trails towards the lighthouse is easy as pie. Sometimes you cruise past the Highland cattle. Why are they so big sharp horns?
Man breathes salty breezes and is not moors on the mountain as beautiful as in Scotland's Glencoe? After some drinks at the Lighthouse becomes so sudden, brutal mountain again. By running on a newly awakened dragon's back now towering hill after hill up. Gregers slopes are right on drakryggen. Past the abyss path at Valdemar cave, one that is well avoid visiting, and now it's not far behind.
After a last effort, with the sore legs, we must once again behold the sky. Then you understand why so many people make the arduous trek to Håkulls peak. In good weather you can see Sealand and half Skåne. With joy and agony certain you realize that you are a downhill slope from the long end of the journey, and hastens to the end on.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey That Matters, in the end."
/ Ernest Hemingway
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