Together with a group of friends I in Christmas 2003 went on a journey to Africa for doing a traverse of the Aberdare mountains, followed by a climb of Kilimanjaro. Before that journey we had prepared us in different ways, among those doing a weekend hike on the Skåneleden trail, and this had been so satisfactory that every year since then we had tried to do a similar hike on a new part of Skåneleden.