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To Mt Store Trolltind Via Mt Norafjellet and Mt Trollklørn

Date:
01.07.2021
Duration:
15:45h
Distance:
29.1km

I had prior to this climb been three times to Mount Norafjellet [959 m.a.m.s.l.] and Adelsbreen Glacier [1150 - 1500 m.a.m.s.l.]; twice on my way to Mount Nordre Trolltind [i.e. "Northern Troll Peak"], and the third time on my way down from Mount Setergjelstinden in June this year ( Mountain Hike to Mt. Soggefjellet and Mt. Setergjelstinden ). On my visits to the glacier and these surrounding peaks, I little by little developed a desire to ascend even Mount Store Trolltinden [i.e. "The Greater Troll Peak"] form this aspect. The summit of Mount Store Trolltinden has an elevation of 1788 m.a.m.sl.l., and it somehow thrones majestically above Adelsbreen Glacier (images ## 1 & 7). The Greater Troll Peak is usually approached from the south side, but an ascent from the north side would indeed be much more spectacular. There are, the >>>

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Mountain Hike to Mt. Soggefjellet and Mt. Setergjelstinden

Date:
22.06.2021
Characteristic:
Alpine trip
Duration:
9:58h
Distance:
14.5km
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Hiking to Mount Grisetskolten with my Son

Date:
16.05.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
4:05h
Distance:
7.7km

Mount Grisetskolten [1068 m.a.m.s.l.] is a mountain in the municipality of Rauma, in the county of Møre & Romsdal on the west coast of Norway. I have previously visited a number of mountains in this area, but not Mount Grisetskolten. My son, however, had visited it once before; and so on this Sunday, he offered to take me there. Video #1: Waterfall of the Tverråa River. We went by car to the fjord called Innfjorden, and drove up the mountain side along a narrow forest road, that took us up to a little parking lot above a farm called Griset, after which Mount Grisetskolten has actually been named. We started trekking almost immediately after we arrived there. The trail was well marked and the first part of it was also readily visible. The trail took us through forest, mainly birch forest, >>>

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Hiking to Mount Hornelen with my Son

Date:
09.05.2021
Characteristic:
Hike
Duration:
5:32h
Distance:
13.4km

On this day, my son and I were driving from Ålesund to Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, and so we had discussed in advance of our journey, to have a break from driving, and ascend some mountain while on our way to Bergen; and our choice fell on Mount Hornelen in the municipality of Bremanger, as we had been told that it is the highest ocean cliff in Europe, and that it could be a little bit challenging to ascend. We drove along county road 61 south to the little coastal town of Måløy (image #1), from where we crossed over to the island of Bremanger by ferry (images ## 1 & 2). We disembarked the ferry at the Oldeide ferry quai, and drove to a parking lot at a spot called Hornskor (image #3), where we parked our car, and started our trek. The very first part of the trail had been nicely >>>

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Tour Skiing to Mount Fingeren with my Daughter

Date:
25.04.2021
Duration:
2:58h
Distance:
6.9km
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Moonlight Hike on Mount Ulriken

Date:
27.01.2021
Characteristic:
Hillwalk
Duration:
1:11h
Distance:
4.4km

The city of Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, has traditionally been named The City Between the Seven Mountains . There has always been some discussions about which mountains should actually be counted among the seven, as you have several options; but it is generally agreed that Mount Ulriken is definitely one of them. The elevation of the summit is 643 m.a.m.s.l., with a vertical separation of only 40 meters. The summit isn't actually visible from downtown Bergen, however, so the peak or "top" that people generally refer to when they talk about Mount Ulriken, is the west peak, which has an elevation of 607 meters and a vertical separation of 19 meters. Moreover, this western peak of the mountain has a splendid viewpoint overlooking most of the city of Bergen, it has a nice little >>>

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Hiking the Entire Length of Isterdalstindane Mountain Range.

Date:
27.08.2020
Duration:
18:18h
Distance:
26.5km

In the Rauma Municipality in Norway, there are three exciting mountains called the Bishop, the King and the Queen [in Norwegian Bispen, Kongen and Dronninga]. I don’t think they have been named after the pieces of the chessboard, because in Norwegian the Bishop of the chess game is called the runner [Norw.: Løperen]. Anyway, these three mountains are the first three mountains of a mountain range stretching from the site of the famous Trollstigen Escarpment Road to the little town of Åndalsnes, which is located by the shores of the fjord called Romsdalsfjorden, and yet is surrounded by amazing mountains on all sides. Now, being inspired by some ladies that had climbed The Bishop, The King, and The Queen in one single row, and in one single day; I had been planning for some time to do a similar >>>

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Halvmarathon på Emblemsfjellet i Ålesund

Date:
17.07.2020
Characteristic:
Jogging
Duration:
4:40h
Distance:
22.7km

For dem av oss som ikke bare går turer i fjellet, men også driver og løper litt, så går det an å plukke med seg noen ikke altfor høye topper når man likevel er på løpetur. Jeg har de siste syv årene ukependlet mellom Bergen og Ålesund, og pleier hver å få meg en løpetur over Rundemanen i løpet av arbeidsuka i Bergen; mens jeg i løpet av helga hjemme pleier å ta meg en fjelltur enten på Sunnmøre eller i Romsdalen. Når så sommeren kommer, pleier jeg å ta meg noen løpeturer om morgenen de stedene vi reiser på ferie, og jeg har funnet ut at det er en glimrende måte å bli kjent med geografien og omgivelsene på nye steder. Denne sommeren ble det imidlertid, på grunn av Covid-19-pandemien, ikke noen feriereise på oss; og de ukene vi skulle ha vært i Canada, ble hjemme >>>

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Alpine Ski Touring to Mount Alnestind

Date:
01.07.2020
Characteristic:
Randonnée/Telemark
Duration:
2:17h
Distance:
5.2km

Mount Alnestinden have for years been cherished by many Norwegians as a mountain that you may summit on skis long after the snow’s gone along the trails to the summit of other mountains. The mountain has a long ridge on the east side, and the ski route up to the summit runs along the north side of this ridge. As this is on the leeward side of the mountain, a lot of snow accumulates along the route during winter, and it takes time for it to melt away during the summer months. Moreover, there’s little sun on this north side of the ridge much of the year, and this further contributes to a rather slow meltdown of the snow. In late spring, and during the summer months, i.e. when the Trollstigen escarpment road has been plowed and reopened after the winter months; the skiing trip to Mount Alnestinden >>>

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Ski Touring to Mount Kyrkjetaket [i.e. "The Church Roof"]

Date:
18.05.2020
Characteristic:
Randonnée/Telemark
Duration:
4:43h
Distance:
13.6km

This was my second attempt at ascending Mount Kyrkjetaket [i.e. The Church Roof ] in Rauma Municipality in the County of Møre & Romsdal. My first attempt was about two weeks earlier, but then I climbed only up to Mount Steinberget (981 m.a.m.s.l.); where I turned around and went back down due to bad weather conditions and low visibility. It's a common saying in Norway, that There's no shame in turning around , meaning that if the weather's not on your side, it's better to abandon the goal for your ski tour and survive, than to push on, and then die in the attempt to reach the goal. Right now I was having one week off work, and I had been planning to make a new attempt on Mount Kyrkjetaket this week. I had actually been thinking of visiting the mountain on the wednesday or so, but according >>>

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