Because one hike per year is far from enough, me and Fredrik went to Jämtland in September for another one.
It was pouring down when we woke up, so I made breakfast in the tent abside. A coffee and porridge with cinnamon and a bit of jam.
The plan for this hike was to make it easier than the previous and focus on good food and to relax. It made it harder when it rained so much.
When we left Stockholm I expected a couple of sunny autumn days. Good thing we’re always prepared, even for snow and hail.
Luckily the rain passed when it was time for dinner.
And now for a real treat: Blueberry pancakes, bacon with maple syrup/raspberry jam.
We barely finished our dinner before it started raining again. Time for a cup of tea and then some sleep.
Good morning! It was a very misty morning, and after the cold night my tent had a border of snow surrounding it.
It continued like this for most of the day until we got down from the mountain.
Since it was the last night out we wanted to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. But we were very tired and kept messing everything up. And it started raining again.
Note to self: If you’re going to bring Schnapps and white wine, don’t mix them up when cooking. It will ruin it.
The day after I could treat myself to a proper lunch at the mountain station. I felt sorry for Fredrik though, he rested in a sofa with a fever.
We packed our stuff before the rain came. I can’t remember if I stopped shooting today because of the rain or if I was too tired. Probably a bit of both.
We are now one day away from Glittertind (2,465m).
We reached Spiterstulen station and it looked like something out of LOTR. We all started humming the Riders of Rohan tune.
After a nice break and more waffles we went back out in the rain again.
We camped close to the bottom of the mountain Glittertind and went to bed early. Before I fell asleep I read a few pages in my Moomin philosophy book.
Time to walk across Norway’s 2nd tallest mountain.
But first, blueberry porridge.
Once we crossed the river and reached the path up the mountain, Eric read us a poem about water.
Time to celebrate today’s effort!
After a good nights sleep we all felt happier. The sun was out and we had a lot of time to just relax now.
And we’re back in Gjendesheim! Tired but happy.
And that’s it, our trip to Jotunheimen. Here’s a map of our route and camping spots.
After some morning-yoga in our hiking gear we were ready to go! Today we are moving in to colder regions..
I didn’t mind the rain, I had a new rain jacket and trousers. And I was listening to my hiking playlist which includes classical music, post-rock and indie folk songs. There isn’t much else to do when it’s raining than to keep on walking.
It was soon dinner time and we decided to find a good place to set up camp.
Because of my super-strength I accidentally ruined my tent by breaking a pole in half. Luckily I could use the repair kit from Fredrik’s tent to fix it.
Good morning! Time for breakfast.
We started off by walking 300m upwards to reach the snow covered areas and icy lakes.
Lunch time. And Petter is making a flute/whistlepipe.
When we first saw snow we were playing around like kids. (It’s exciting because it’s the middle of the summer)
I hate snow now. especially walking uphill in it.
Not far to the next station now, where we’ll treat ourselves. With waffles.
And then out in the cold again to find a good place to set up camp. (where it’s not covered with snow)
And then, just before going to bed we got a bit of sun.
Tomorrow there will be less snow. But more rain. Good night.
Two years ago me and Fredrik started hiking and since then we’ve had a yearly hike. After Kebnekaise last year we wanted more epic views and taller mountains. This year 5 of us decided to go to Jotunheimen, Norway. (For 8 days in August)
We arrived in Gjendesheim in the windy and cold evening. The only plan was go up 500m to find a good spot to set up camp for the night.
Today we’ll be going from Gjendesheim over Besseggen to Memurubu.
But first, some breakfast. I’ve missed waking up early (even though I’m always the last one to wake up) and cold after the night to go out in the sun to set up the kitchen and make some porridge and hot chocolate.
I’m happy we decided to walk from east to west, which meant we were going down Besseggen, not upwards. Carrying 18kg is enough fun as it is.
“It’s not even noon and I’ve done more things today than during the whole of summer”
We were a little bit too excited the first day and walked for too long without breaks. So when we reached Memurubu, at least I, was quite exhausted.