Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway Video/Slideshow

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Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway Video/Slideshow

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:15 am

While everyone is waiting for the snow to arrive I thought I would share a YouTube video/slideshow from my adventures with a couple of friends back in April in the amazing ski touring paradise that is Northern Norway.

Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway

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Here's some shots from the video/slideshow as a taster:

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^ Powder turns high on Storstolpan on the island of Kvaloya

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^Tackling the lower slopes of Trollvasstinden in the Lyngen Alps

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^Tromso Harbour at midnight

Enjoy!
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Re: Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway Video/Slide

Postby Admin » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:25 am

Looks great from the short bit I watched on my phone! I've added it to my watch later list for the big screen TV.

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Re: Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway Video/Slide

Postby Tony Crocker » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:02 pm

Very impressive! It looks like both weather and snow treated you right on this trip.
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Re: Arctic Circle - Ski Mountaineering in Norway Video/Slide

Postby HighRustler » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:27 pm

Thanks Tony, the snow cover and quality was generally very good with skis on from the car every day. Most of the summits had cloud but we usually got lucky and a weather window appeared - no point in skinning for five hours and then not being patient enough to hang around for a while to get the best descent possible. :-) This might sound crazy but ski mountaineering in Norway feels quite similar to Scotland but on a larger scale with similar terrain and better snow cover. The mountains are less than half the height of the Alps but the descents are every bit as good in the right conditions. A trip to the Alps would have been easier on the wallet however but I will probably return to Norway again next spring. There is so many potential lines to be skied.
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