Tag Archives: Backcountry skiing

East Ridge of Hustinden (691m), Lofoten, Norway, 2nd April 2012

We’ve finally got a little variation on the theme……… We went to bed and it was snowing and we woke up and it was snowing. What is going on? I don’t think it could really get much better than this … Continue reading

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Loftet (2170m), Norway, 20th January 2012

I headed up to Jotunheimen again with old friend, Jørgen, in the hope of finding an improvement in conditions to be able to ski something a little more interesting further in the Leirdalen valley. As the road is closed for … Continue reading

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Gaustatoppen (1883m), Norway, 8th January 2012

I must have been to this mountain about 5 times now, this being the first time since I started this blog. It’s about a 2.5hr drive from Oslo and the closest decent mountain from Oslo I’m aware of. It’s really … Continue reading

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Val Mesdi (2950m), Dolomites, Italy, 19th February 2011

Val Mesdi…… Wow!! What can I say about this one. Pretty bloody amazing to be honest. It has got to be an absolute classic in the Dolomites and definitely a jaw-dropper from start to finish. Thank God there were no … Continue reading

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Canale Col Alton (2950m), Dolomites, Italy, 19th February 2011

Finally…..! My last proper post was over two months ago. And no…it wasn’t because I’ve been so busy skiing that I just haven’t had time. I haven’t really been skiing. Well, there has been the odd bit of resort skiing … Continue reading

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Store Ringstind (2124m), Hurrungane, Norway (14th May 2010)

Is this going to be the last post of the season….. I hope not but by the looks of the temperatures of late, the snow is bound to be disappearing. Oslo is hot, hot, hot. In fact, the whole of … Continue reading

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South Couloir of Store Soleitind (ca. 2000m), Hurrungane, Norway (13th May 2010)

As I mentioned in the previous post, this couloir links up really well with the couloir on Vestre Austabottind and it only takes an hour to an hour and a half from the flats to being at the top (assuming … Continue reading

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North Couloir of Vestre (West) Austabottind (ca. 2000m), Hurrungane, Norway, (13th May 2010)

Another few great days out in the Norwegian mountains. This time we headed a little further afield to Hurrungane, a sub area of the famous Jotunheimen region, a five hour drive from Oslo heading north-west (provided the road is open, … Continue reading

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South Couloir of Skogshorn (1728m), Hemsedal, Norway (8th May 2010)

Wahoooo!!! What a day! This was definitely one of the best days of the season so far. Everything came together just right. Amazing weather, perfect spring corn snow, no ridiculously early start, no slogging and a great descent with no … Continue reading

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North Face of la Tour Ronde (3792m) and le Petit Gervasutti, Chamonix, (15th April, 2010)

Epic…..!!! God, this turned out to be a very long day. Up at 5.45am to get the first bin off the Aiguille du Midi with good friends, Greeny and Nick and down off the mountain at 1am. The three of … Continue reading

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