My name is Henrik Trygg,
and I’m a Swedish outdoor photographer. I’ve been ice skating for 25 years,
and I think Mårten has skated 35 years. The lake is just south of Stockholm.
It’s just 2000 meters long and 50 meters wide. The sound was really extraordinary that day, because the lake is so narrow, and the ice was so thin and the quality was so good. It’s just two, two-and-a-half day old ice. It’s very pristine in the beginning. It’s not too think. It’s alive. You feel it you hear it.
So this is like the Holy Grail. It’s like if the ice is singing. You hear it when it’s getting thinner. The pitch gets higher. The frequency gets higher. So, we just started recording. You hear the noise best
when you skate 10 to 20 meters away. So, I just took it in directly into my camera. It’s a very high pitched tone. So it was fairly OK to record it with the built-in mic. So it’s nothing fancy about it. I skate here because there’s not nothing much more to do in the Stockholm winter. And I really enjoy the adventure. I’m very curious. I want to see how far can we go, where can we go. You can have adventure just outside your doorstep. You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world. You can get your fix here.

Skating on thin ice
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