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Til Norafjellet med isbrodder og skistaver

Date:
22.01.2023
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
4:29h
Distance:
6.4km
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Randonnee-tur til Gravfjellet

Date:
28.12.2022
Characteristic:
Randonnée/Telemark
Duration:
6:41h
Distance:
18.0km
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A Day-Trip to the Summit of Mount Hanang

Date:
04.12.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
7:05h
Distance:
16.7km
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Hiking to the Eyasi Viewpoint on Mount Oldeani

Date:
02.12.2022
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
1:25h
Distance:
5.8km
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Visiting Mount Loolmalasin and the Ngorongoro crater

Date:
01.12.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:44h
Distance:
12.8km
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Ascending Kilimanjaro

Date:
25.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
118:40h
Distance:
70.3km

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Ascending Mount Meru in the Arusha National Park in Tanzania

Date:
20.11.2022
Characteristic:
Alpine trip
Duration:
44:51h
Distance:
31.4km

I have for years been having a dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro one day, and then a few years ago, I read on a web site that you could increase your chances of reaching the summit by first climbing Mount Meru [4562 m.a.m.s.l.] . The particular web site was that of a UK based tour operator, who stated they had a success rate of bringing their clients to the Uhuru Peak [5895 m.a.m.s.l.] of 93%, but 97% among those who ascended Meru prior to embarking on Kilimanjaro. These numbers could of course be interpreted in various ways, but the most likely explanation is of course, that altitude acclimatisation actually helps. Now, in addition to this trek of Mount Meru, my acclimatisation plan also included a two week stay in Addis Ababa (at 2400 m.a.m.s.l.) prior to my journey to Tanzania; as well >>>

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Visiting Ol Doinyo Lengai - The Mountain of God

Date:
18.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
8:54h
Distance:
12.6km

For me, this hike was all about altitude acclimatisation in anticipation of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I had planned to summit Kilimanjaro about a week later, and in order not to fail in my attempt at doing so; I had figured out the following plan for gradually getting the necessary habituation: Ascend as many >1500 meter summits as possible in Norway before I leave for Africa. Stay two weeks at 2400 m.a.m.s.l. in Addis Ababa with running/jogging almost every day. Ascend at least one >3000 meter summit while in Ethiopia. Ascend Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai [2962 m.a.m.s.l.] immediately after my arrival in Tanzania. Ascend Mount Meru [4562 m.a.m.s.l.]. Ascend Mount Kilimanjaro [5895 m.a.m.s.l.]. I am quite sure a lot of those who fail to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro do so, due to poor planning; >>>

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To Mount Zuqualla in Oromia, Ethiopia

Date:
13.11.2022
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
5:55h
Distance:
17.5km

We had been in Addis Ababa for about a week for a cardiology and cardiac surgery mission at the Black Lion Hospital, when we finally had this one day off, as it was weekend, and there were not any procedures scheduled for Sunday. I had booked the trip through a guy called Johnny Gondar, whom I had met for the first time shortly after I arrived in Addis. I asked some of my colleagues whether they would like to join me for the hike. When I first asked, there were three people that were interested; but when the day finally arrived, only one of them came along, however, namely Bjørg Anita, who proved to be very well fitted for mountaineering. For me, this hike was all about altitude acclimatisation, as I was planning to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania [5985 m.a.m.s.l.] less than two weeks >>>

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Over Midøya via Litlekulten og Bløkallen

Date:
23.10.2022
Characteristic:
Alpine trip
Duration:
6:23h
Distance:
17.0km

Ti dager før jeg la ut på denne turen, kjørte jeg over Midøya, og la merke til en fjellrygg opp på vestsida av øya. Jeg tenkte at opp der var det sikkert fint å klyve, så jeg studerte kartet nøye, og begynte å planlegge en tur, der jeg i alle fall stakk oppom Litlekulten [446 m.o.h.] og Bløkallen [522 m.o.h.], de to røde PBE'ene som er å finne på denne øya. Jeg kjørte til Brattvågen, tok ferja over til Dryna; fortsatte videre til Midøya, og parkerte på Bjørnaremshellaren p-plass, omtrent akkurat der den gamle fogderigrensa krysser øya. Jeg fulgte så veien sørover igjen til den nevnte ryggen opp mot Litlekulten, og straks jeg var ved foten av ryggen, la jeg i vei oppover i fjellsida. Sett nede fra fylkesveien, var det ikke åpenbart at det ville la seg gjøre å komme helt >>>

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