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Kungsleden day 5: Singi to Kebnekaise (14 km)
The hottest day on trail and a confirmation that I prefer to hike in colder climates. Even though it was probably still only 15 degrees, I got way too hot as soon as I started off (to compare: the previous days in the snow I was comfortably hiking in just a T-shirt and a wind jacket). But anyways, I made it, alive and sweaty, to the busiest mountain hut on trail, at the base of Sweden's tallest mountain and it turned out that I can't complain. In the evening, while feasting on chocolate and coca cola, I met yet 2 more Flemish people who only just started their hike and who not only didn't bring any shorts ("we didn't think we would need them in the arctic") but actually hiked their first day in thermal underwear and almost got heat stroke.. Awtch.
Luckily for me I did at least bring shorts and because I am now getting closer and closer to civilization, I knew I had an actual shower to look forward to tonight. Although that didn't really turn out as I had imagined.. There was neither hot water nor separate cubicles and let me tell you, a shower isn't really that relaxing when you are standing butt naked between 10 other women, trying to collect the courage to put your head under a trickle of freezing cold water..
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