September 4, 2009
[life] Summer's gone0
Summer's almost over and I thought I'd let you all know that I'm not dead.
Summer's always a great excuse for travelling, so apart from a few heavy weeks of working on some re-designs for a few websites, I got in my van and went out.
This year's destination was middle Norway. Have a look at my picture-set on flickr. Some of the highlights were the climbing of Storronden in Rondane, the climbing of Galdhopiggen (the highest mountain in northern Europe) in Jotunheimen, a three day hiking trip through Jotunheimen (Leirvassbu-Olavsbu-Gjendebu-Leirvassbu), and the spotting of wild reindeer and musk oxes in Dovrefjell.
It's always a pleasure to be in the outdoors, certainly in a country like Norway which feels just like a giant National Park. This year weather wasn't really on our side with mostly rain and cold. But of course there is no such thing as bad weather, there's only bad clothing!
If that wasn't enough we also took a short week off in August to go hiking in the Saastal in Switzerland: alpine meadows, glaciers and lots of fresh air. When I was a kid my parents took me to Saas Fee and Saas Grund a few times in the summer for walking, so I figured I had to go back once to see if there would be anything to remember from my childhood.
If you ever go there, you should take the Felskinn lift in Saas Fee for sunrise. Once a week the lift goes up at about five in the morning so you can see the sun rise at 3500m on Mittel Allalin, near the Allalinhorn. Bring good clothes though, big chance you'll freeze your ass off!
Next time I'll hopefully climb Allalinhorn - didn't feel like paying for a guide this time, it's expensive!
Let autumn begin...