Swedish Wilderness (compact edn.) : The Mountain World of Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld won global recognition as a peacemaker during his tenure as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1961. Less well known is that he also was an avid mountain hiker and a sensitive nature writer. His work is considered to be among the best ever written on Sweden’s mountain ranges.
Photographer Claes Grundsten spent years trekking in Hammarskjöld’s footsteps to take pictures that follow his stories. The result is the largest photo book ever produced about Sweden’s mountains, combining peerless images with the best of Hammarskjöld’s texts. It is a magnificent depiction of a unique mountain world, with many panoramic images that give the reader an almost overwhelming sense of the grandeur of Europe’s last wilderness.
The book depicts the most well-known Swedish mountains, including Sarek, Vålådalen, Abisko and Kebnekaise. The Swedish compact edition is entitled Svenska Fjällen.