26 mars 2011

Taagaabu !

Just another week-end in Norway ... ... and a cabin trip to go with ;-) Not this one though: But another one, a bit further: Plenty of fresh snow, and an unexpected sun to warm up our souls: Hidden behind the snow ... But still not ours (cabin) ... just follow on ... Cross the magical forest and look for trolls: And climb ... ... again and again ... And all of this was worth it :-) The nice weather seemed to have been booked only for our journey to the cabin ... We managed to reach a close summit,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2011

Bymarka ... on the fjord!

A new itinerary this sunday, and apparently we are not the only ones to enjoy it:   Perfect view on the downhill part:   ... and a shelter (?), just in case ...
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27 février 2011

Sonvasskoia # 2

Sunday morning view :-) Not too bad, and everyone goes out to enjoy snow:   ... sun ... and ghosts: Ready for expedition dreams: ... along wild, white and lost landscapes: Our - humble - summit of the day: Back "home", to the daily routine :-) Well ... almost. Sometimes you also have to leave, and go back to civilisation :-( But, fortunately enough, the journey back is usually an adventure itself ... Heia Norge !
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26 février 2011

Sonvasskoia # 1

Yeepee ... Another cabin trip! Back on skis, but for how long ... ? Very positive temperatures did not help to preserve the snow ... ... but we managed to find some, still :-) Mainly during the adventurous bridge crossing: ... since unfortunately the lake was not frozen enough to be skied. Though nice ! Well, we tried anyway :-) And here we are! And straight away, back on the skis for a "tur" :-) Interesting ... Darkness ... Hunger!    ... to be followed ...
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05 février 2011

Stabburet !

That was a long time without any cabin trip ... ... and we felt like a very traditional one would be perfect for that week end :-) Some 2h skiing, no tracks, and a superb sunset: ... before the storm starts ... 800 m from the end of the obvious way, and yes, we managed to find it :-) As you can imagine, it is a 2-people cabin :-) ... however very cozy! There was even some more snow on sunday, so that we needed to dig - again- our way to the toilet: ... and we finally understood why we spent more than 1h to... [Lire la suite]
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15 janvier 2011

Summary of Winter 2011 so far ...

The beginning of January was incredibly snowy, and going for a cross-country session was the perfect start 2011: Another way to enjoy the snow ... look around: ... and (try to) walk in 50 cm fresh snow: ... in order to visit a cabin. First step before actually spending the night there (for our guests!) ... Some (strange) ice as well in Trondheim: ... and still beautiful skies above the fjord ... Not so much daylight ... but ... does it really matter ? Haukvatnet lake, 10 min walking... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2010

Ski vs handball ...

Huge pressure to withstand until 17h ... And in that case, nothing can beat some typical outdoor activities: -11° to jump on a nice start: And from about 13h, a long, soft and cold sunset to admire: An incredible light is surrounding us: Lost in the middle of Norway ... ? No ... !!! After 3 hours skiing, it was time and cold enough (-17°) to get back home, and to prepare for the fight. Norway vs Sweden, once more, in the EHF, for the final. The first half was a bit stressful, but probably just... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2010

Lillehammer, break day ...

No games today, and a perfect wheather to visit Lillehammer ... its steep streets: ... its beautiful and huge (wooden) houses: ... and its Julemarked, glogg&peperkakker :-) City center: Hum ... And after so many reminders of the great cross-country race, which starts from Lillehammer, and ends close to Oslo: Well ... ... of course we went skiing! The skiing loop was however not perfectly prepared, so we ended up crossing wild fields: ... to finally reach the Olympic... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2010

Oslo, wood & snow

Short working session in Oslo. The main point was to speak about wood: And the hotel was quite perfect, with respect to the topic :-) Yes, it was actually the official hotel in Oslo, for Lillehammer Olympics ... From the hotel, the view is not so bad (Oslo and its fjord): Pure morning: A wooden bridge, for skiers! Oslo is kinda cool capital :-), which will be hosting the World championships for cross-country ski this winter! Already a huge event for all Norwegian people ... To close the... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2010

Sunday = ski

An ordinary ski session at our place: Just before sunset ... understand about 15h00 ;-) We ended up with 3 loops, which was not so bad :-)
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