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For pioneering Scandinavian Mountaineering brand Klättermusen, a craft is a passion that you develop into a skill – a skill that you always continue to improve, no matter how well you do it. In the documentary series Crafted For Life, the brand shines a light on individuals who have spent their life refining their crafts and continue to find inspiration in their surroundings.
In the first series, we meet Anne Moen and Lars Larssen, who share their unique craft with us, and the ways it has helped other passions in their life.
Anne is from the mountain plateau region of Hardangervidda in Norway. Having grown up in this region, it is clear that the outdoors is deeply rooted in her DNA. As soon as she gets the chance, you can be sure to find Anne out in the wild. But Anne is also a multi-instrumentalist, who since a young age has picked up whatever instrument that has crossed her path.
Playing an instrument by ear and being outdoors have many similarities. The same way you learn to understand what note should come next; you must learn how to read the mountains. Its changing conditions, the best route to take, or how far you can actually reach. For Anne, these two worlds have a lot more in common than what meets the eye but it’s her craft that helps grow this kinship between the two.
Playing an instrument by ear and being outdoors have many similarities. The same way you learn
to understand what note should come next; you must learn how to read the mountains
the mountains have always helped Lars be in control of himself and the situations around him
Lars refined his craft during a turbulent time whilst working as a business developer. From being an obsessive snowboarder to becoming a guide for Ousland Explorers, the mountains have always helped Lars be in control of himself and the situations around him. However, it wasn’t until he discovered meditation that he was able to establish a sense of self-control that is equally beneficial in stressful daily life challenges as well as tough expeditions.
By studying the art of breathing combined with exposure to extreme cold, Lars has learned to master the proficiency of ‘himself’. Possibly the greatest craft of all.
What’s your craft and passion in the outdoors? Maybe you’re a secret landscape painter or a wilderness choreographer, a bushcraft extraordinaire or an outdoor yogi – tag us on Instagram and tell us what inspires you in adventure.
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