Monthly Archives: January 2016

Roller coaster Conditions

Saturday dawned stormy. Conditions were forecast to be relatively severe on the fells. A fresh dusting of snow lay down to 300 metres in the Langdale valley. Scrambling to the rocky peak of Harrison Stickle was trickier than normal. The … Continue reading

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Icy Floes

Wow. I cannot believe it’s been nearly a month since I last ran on the fells. In fact it’s been nearly a month since I last ran full-stop, back-to back trips to the US, Norway and most recently Germany keeping … Continue reading

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Last day around Hemsedal

Today was our last in the mountains around Hemsedal. It was cold again this morning. The temperature reading -22c again as the car sluggishly spluttered into life. It must have taken all of 30 seconds before we realised the ice … Continue reading

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Creaking at the seams

Physically a little tired and mentally a little drained after todays outing. It started benignly enough, skinning out of Hemsedal across snow-covered meadow before climbing up a gradually rising track through the forest, following snow-mobile tracks upto around 950m. It … Continue reading

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Storeskardnosene Horseshoe

Just back from the best tour of our short trip to Norway so far. Today’s objective was a circular tour on the North side of a small lake – Storeskardvatnet, a short drive north-west of Hemsedal. Our route would hopefully … Continue reading

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Searching for degrees above Morkedalen

Colder today. The Mercury was touching -25c as we headed up the valley this morning. In the time it had taken me to get my ski’s out of the back of the car and skins on, I was freezing. I … Continue reading

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Skogshorn

It was -21c when we left the lodge in Hemsedal this morning. Today’s objective was an ascent and descent of Skogshorn, one of the higher peaks in this region (1728m) that lies just to the east of Hemsedal. Leaving the … Continue reading

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