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Jotunheimen 2006
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2006-07-19 - Spiterstulen - Glitterheim
Even this day we were on the start line at 08:40 and the weather was as fine as yesterday.

We walked, all three of us, a couple of kilometres to the path cross where we splitted up. The plan was that Berra should walk the east alternative around Glittertind because we hadn’t walk this route before. Annika and Jonas were aiming at the peak of Glittertind.

The east route

The first bit of the walk was easy with nice paths to follow. At the lakes the terrain changed and become stonier. Here I met the first peoples that had started in Glitterheim. Their speed was slow and they all already asked me how far it was to Spitertulen. Sometimes you can wonder if all people you met reach theirs destinations.

I took a short break at the crest with astonishing views over Veo. After some food and water the walk downhill started. Here the terrain changed. Earlier it was a lot of stones but the stones didn’t move when you walked over them. Now a lot of stones loosen when you sat your boots on them. Sometimes you slide downhill together with a lot of gravel and stones. So I had to slow down and take it easy because you walked alone. Finally I reached flat surface again and here I met an English couple where the girl was in charge. She asked if there were a lot of stones in front of them and I said “Stone hell”. She continued t walk but the guy after muttered something about “Bloody hell”.

The rest of the walk to Glitterheim was easier and easier but the last bit was tough because you saw the hut but it seemed that you never came closer.

Finally at the hut the backpack went of and then some rest before Hansson and Annika was down.

Glittertind

The way up to Glittertind was tough. First you had to climb past some stony uphill’s. It’s recommended to use a little backpack which most of the hikers here used. But if you liked to tent as we do the burden is heavier.

We met a lot of people on the way up and this is always nice. After the uphill it went flatter but after each crest you thought that the peak was on the next. Suddenly we reached the peak and we noticed that there were much less snow than last time in 1996. We followed the little icy path all the way to the peak and once again we can enjoy the views. More and more hikers reached the peak, not strange because of the good weather.

We took it rather easy downhill and after a short and wet snow field we were finally on solid ground. The rest of the walk was rather easy but our water supplies were at an end. So remember to bring extra water on this hike!

Down at Glitterheim we met Berra again. It was a sunny evening with our tent place just outside the hut. Some food and some Norwegian beers made us lively again. Card play and some talk was also on the program.
 
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Galdhöpiggen far away.
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This is the way to walk.
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view of Visdalen.
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Steep uphill.
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and after that the route leveled out. Glittertind far away.
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Aslo some reindeers enjoyed the terrain.
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A short break at the route cross towards Glittertind/Glitterheim
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Flat terrain with some stones.
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Skautflye.
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If you missed the sign you got another chance.
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Still rather flat with path to follow.
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A glance back towards Galdhöpiggen.
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Veobreen on the other side.
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Vesegluptjönen.
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A lot of stones.
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Stoney. No tent places here...
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The view towards Veo. Soon the path went downwards.
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Where we came from. Loose stoned made the walk difficult.
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But soon the path leveled out and the walk was easier.
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Veobreen again.
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The first view of Glitterheim.
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Not many meters left.
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Somewere above Hansson and Annika are on their way down.
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Here they are!
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View towards Spiterstulen.
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The worse stone landscape in front of us.
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Finnaly some uphill slopes.
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You almost had to climb.
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Nice color variations.
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Glittertind far away.
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People on their way up.
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Soon we are there.
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Little snow made the path icey and slippery.
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A satisfied Annika at the peak.
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Hikers from Glitterheim on their way up.
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Nice peaks around Galdhöpiggen.
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Berra is walking somwhere below.
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Steinbuvatnet.
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Nice views from the peak.
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A peak picture.
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Some more steps and you stand on the overhang.
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Time to move again.
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Finally downhill again.
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Just follow the path.
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Here you see the overhang quite well.
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A lot of people on their way.
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Finally some stones again.
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A nice peak.
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A last picture before Glittertind dissappears.
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Downhill towards Glitterheim. A lot of stones.
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Glittertind started to fade away.
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Finally some green terrain again.
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Veodalen.
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Glitterheim.
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The sign outside the hut.
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A dog waiting for departure.
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An old stone cottage. Of course with the Norwegian flag outside.
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A short nap before the dinner.
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Relaxing on the bench.
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A beer is never wrong.
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