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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12 février 2011

Oppdal, så kald!

Plenty of new skis to try out, some fresh snow in the mountains and a good and sunny weather forecast ... And we decided to spend the week-end in Oppdal :-) As usually, perfect road trip to reach any destination in Norway: Incredible but true, we managed to arrive earlier than the official opening. Probably in order to decide what to do exactly ;-) Well, summit or powder ? A perfect mix ? End of day ... A perfect day then :-) Same as the second one, though slightly warmer. To make it a short story, after a... [Lire la suite]
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08 novembre 2010

Back home (North)

20 cm + 50 cm are not always same as 70 cm, when it comes to snow falls. Still, it is enough to really feel like home, after a 15 deg. european trip ... Monday morning in/from our garden: OK, let's say 60 cm ... ... of very light and soft snow: The new winter atmosphere in our street: And, yeah, about 50 m from the office :-) Sorry about that ... ;-)
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02 octobre 2010

Fonnfjellet !

Shopping morning in Sweden, just behind the border, in order to enjoy swedish prices & choice. And just no to waste a so beautiful day, we followed on with some hiking, once back on the Norwegian side: Plan was to hike the summit Fonnfjellet in summer autumn, in order to know the way for winter and skiing conditions :-) Well, the plateau looked easy to climb ... but the surprise was for the summit ... or rather the false summit: From that (mid) summit, still 400m to go, using a very steep path across the... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2010

Snøhetta ! back again ...

Last week end to hike Snøhetta while enjoying the summer road, which saves at least a 20 km walk ... On the last asphalt meters, literally breathing the sunny lascape ... Our goal for today: Snøhetta, on the right handside (yes, the one with some real snow): Surrounding area ... wide! Poles, our best friends for some hours: After two hours following the frozen river, the real climbing could start! Looking up: ... and down: Not too bad :-) Unfortunately, we had to stop about one... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2010

Trondheim's fjord [once more]

Enjoying the sun&summer&fjord&mountain, up in Bymarka. How lucky we are :-)
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16 mai 2010

Sula day # 2

Sunday morning stroll ... Not too bad, and once the fog vanished, the shiny day is getting obvious: So obvious that it is difficult to resist to the sea ... Let's go ! Sula's temporary farewell ... Fast and furious :-) Or quiet and relaxing :-) That was for feeding the soul ... but also the stomach got its own: Speaking about fish, we were 10, and caught 40 fish during the week end. The smallest ones have to be at least 40 cm. A rough estimate would then give 20 kg of filets as a... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Road trip to Sula!

Time to discover Norway again, and as a sunny week-end is forecast, sea/sun/ ... and fish are planned. On our road to Sula, on our race to catch the last ferry of the day, some minutes to enjoy Frøya's wilderness: And came the ferry: Plenty of nice islands on the way (ours is the last one!), here Mausundvaer: And we started to get lost in the middle of nowhere ... And the so cute Bogøyvaer (where we have to come back!): A quite unusual (and shiny!) green house: After 3h driving and 1h30 hour... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2010

Trondheim's fjord

20 kms return to enjoy fresh air, sun, and some snow left in Bymarka. Riding to Gråkallen was OK with the bike, but once at the top, it was easier to walk in about 50 cm snow ... Though skiing might have been more efficient :-)
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