Monthly Archives: July 2009

Day Six: Memurudalen to Gjendesheim

Today was to be the ultimate day of the trip, in many respects, it was to be the last day of hiking and incorporated a walk along the famous and popular Besseggen Ridge. Whether you start at Memurubu or Gjendesheim, … Continue reading

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Day Five: Langvatnet to Memurudalen

I awoke to the sound of light rain on the tent and to mist shrouded mountains. Today was to be a much longer day so an earlier start was required. After having breakfast and with no more rain falling I … Continue reading

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Day Four: Olavsbu to Langvatnet

Staying in a hut ensured a good nights sleep as well as a slow start. When I looked out the window I noted that the ice and snow on the peaks glistened in the morning sunshine. Later in the day … Continue reading

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Day Three: Skøgadalen to Olavsbu

I awoke to another gray day, and I was soooo comfortable on my Neo Air I was in no hurry to get out of bed, the result being a 10 am start. Thinking that it would be an easy day … Continue reading

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Day Two: Falkeberget to Skøgadalen

I awoke to the sound of light rain on the tent and a little breeze so after breakfast in bed I packed up and stuck my head out the tent to look at a misty view of the surrounding mountains, … Continue reading

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Day One: Krossbu to Falkeberget

I alighted from the train at Otta, this was my third visit to Otta so for me it was familiar territory. Interestingly whilst sorting my gear the train to Oslo arrived and I noticed 5 hikers one of whom was … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of Jotunheimen

Jotunheimen has 275 peaks over 2000 metres and contains the highest peak in Norway Galdhøpiggen at 2469 metres and the second highest is Glittertinden at 2465 metres, however, with its snow and ice cover Glittertinden can be higher than Galdhøpiggen. … Continue reading

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