20 février 2011

Randonnee ski #3

Last day of this long and nice week-end, and the training is over. Time to act as experts, alone ... (or not). Phase 1: itinerary preparation: Phase 2, find a parking place, and empty the car ;-) Phase 3, start to climb. Phase 4, remove some layers. Phase 5, climb. Phase 6, climb. Phase 8, climb. Phase 9, climb. Phase 10, start dreaming about the way down :-) But phase 11, follow on climbing! Phase 12: dowwwnnnnn ! ... and try, if possible, to avoid trees and possible cabins on your way. Another nice... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2011

Randonnee ski #2

Our objective for the second day! -21°c to start on the shadow ... gives a huge motivation to climb fast until the sun :-) Cross-country tracks ... ? Too easy ;-) Let's just climb the mountain! Short break to learn the compression test ... with a 1,60 m snow depth ... not too bad conditions, as you can check: Back to the hard work ... Same ... Again and again ... life is hard ;-) Lunch break with view. And some (old) avalanche debris to digest :-) Security distance to climb in exposed areas, stop at a... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2011

Randonnee ski #1

It started that way exactly: And after a short briefing, hehe, it was time to warm up a bit: ... and to guess enjoy the landscape ... ? This very special 18th of February took actually place in Oppdal, and was apparently the perfect day to try out our new second-hand randonnee skis ... understand common touring skis, with skins, steel edges and wide tail ... that should enable us to appreciate the way down much better compared to the typical Norwegian "fjellski". Of course this was only an introduction, since... [Lire la suite]
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