Fredrik grew up in Sweden, where he started leading groups in the outdoors at 17 years old. He initially came to the USA in 1998, where he earned his MS in chemistry at Utah State University. In his spare time, he volunteered for the university’s Outdoor Program, leading trips and teaching courses in backpacking, mountaineering, and climbing rescue skills. He was also involved with Logan Avalanche Forecast Center providing backcountry observations. Since 1995, Fredrik has worked full-time in outdoor education, spending over 2500 days teaching and leading groups in the outdoors, everything from backpacking in the Utah desert and sea kayaking in New Zealand, to mountaineering in Patagonia and winter camping expeditions. His experience as a teacher was recently summarized by one of his students: "You were by far the best teacher I have ever had—including a lifetime in private school, four years at Harvard, and the rest of NOLS.” When not teaching, Fredrik is pursuing his passion for nature and adventure photography.