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Tales of fun on two planks

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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Above Ailefroide in search of ice

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No Lamb, just lions

What a sensational end to March. Our equal second coldest March on record in the UK, the fourth coldest on record in Cumbria, persistently sub-zero conditions on the fells and mountains and with easterly winds blowing for the most part, the first … Continue reading

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