Norway Jan 2013 - Five (plus one) go wild on the Nordmarka

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MartinK9

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Following a night at the airport we set off by coach then train to the last stop on the line at Sognsvann.

There kit was rearranged and packed onto pulks, thanks to Karl for carrying one of my bags. :)

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We were met by Varangian and his daughter who accompanied us in:

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Stunning views around Sognsvann:

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A few "just around the next bend and over the next rise" were said:

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And we finally reached the Dam at Lille Aklugen:

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A further 200 meters and we reached base camp.

AndyBB had arrived there 10 mins before us.

With light fading fast we set up:

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And got some brews and food down our necks:

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MartinK9

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Morning:

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Wood Prep:

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Why waste an opportunity?

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Brews were constant:

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Visitors were welcome:

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bearing food:

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and libations:

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Both were most welcome, many thanks Skaukraft and Varangian
 
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MartinK9

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Home from Home:

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Start of the Quinze:

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This was an on going project over 4 days, to allow the snow to refreeze:

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That's it from my camera on this subject as the batteries died so others have the quinze being finished and occupied. :)

In between building the quinze other skills were tested out, the following used the same branches in each project:


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Signal cross on the ice:

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Snow scrape in a hollow:

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Camp duties weren't forgotten:

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MartinK9

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Signal Fire:

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Both the Signal Fire and Cross were tried and taken down immediately we saw that the method worked, no need to call out help when none was needed. :)
 
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MartinK9

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As said earlier, my camera never lasted the entire trip so there are more skills we completed, I am sure the others will be along soon to post their photos.

It just remains for me to thank those that welcomed us to their Country, those that joined us on our trip and to the Famous Five below I say roll on the next one.


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Fantastic, thanks for the pics and the write up Martin. Looks like you had a good time, will catch up with you guys at the meet.

Love the pic of the sun coming though the trees
 

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note i was not the only one that dug out the quince my pics are notoriously blurry on the trip so i did not post the others digging as they blurred i think it was the cold :p



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a view over to where Martin Cliff and Dave had camped earlier in 2012.


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Andy was set up just down the way from us doing his own thing.


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Good to see you guys had a fine time in Norway.
I wish I had some more time to spend with you up there, but Iguess I'll see you next year to.
Glad you didn't get food poisoned:D
 

MartinK9

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Good to see you guys had a fine time in Norway.
I wish I had some more time to spend with you up there, but Iguess I'll see you next year to.
Glad you didn't get food poisoned:D

Great to meet you, we had a fantastic time and will be back I am sure. The food was lovely, I thoroughly enjoyed it. :)
 

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