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Jotunheimen 2001
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2001-07-17 - Falketind
We were not so spirited this morning. The 12 hour walk yesterday had done some things to us so we waited until 10 am before we walked away. But if you have vacation that's no problem. Todays adventure was Falketind a peak that we could see from our tent. It really impressed us all with it's pointed peak in the sunny weather. We walked around the lake Koldevatnet and got a slow start on the gravel road. It was a slight hill into the vally Morka-Koldedalen. Now it became more stony on the ground.

When the first lake was passed we had to walk in a steep hillside. Normally you'll meet snow here but this year the entire Jotunheimen had less snow. We pass the northside of the lake and walk over some snowfields and we have to hold our ice axe ready. Who want's to stumble down into the ice cold water? At the end of the lake there was a large snow field so we had to round it upwards. With the snow edge to the left we walk in loose stones and finally we had to pass under the snow over to the other side. A walk over a large stone field took us further to the next lake. We followed the second lake until we passed the small river. Now we had a long and hard hill to climb in the hot sun. The hill became very steep halfway up and we had to use our arms to get up. Finally when we stood at the glacier edge the weather turns from sun into rain with a cold wind. But a good tasting meal made us warm again.

We could from here actually see the blue ice from Stölsnosbreen. Nice. The glacier were steeper today compared with yesterday. We round a bit on the left side and today we walked with ice treks because of the slippery ground. It's unbelivable that it takes so long to put on the ice trek. Foot steps in the snow unveiled that someone had walked here the last days. The sun was on a good mood and it was warm to walk in loose snow. When we reached the plateau and saw the peak and the steep down to Falkbreen it was really lovely. Just before the last snow hill we disconnect the rope. With lot of lactic acid in our legs we climb among the rocks and finally we can see the peak. The views are just georgeous. The three champagne corks who were stucked between some rocks revealed some celebrations. But we were satisfied with some danish water!

Downhill in the same foot steps. We had a short break with some bread after we finished the glacier. And then we had to pass the steep hill down to the lake. Now we had a long leg with the lakes to the right. All of us felt very tired and we just walked and walked. We saw the tent and the time was about 10pm. After a cold bath in a brook we made us a three-course dinner as usual. The evening was completed with peanuts and some cold liquids.
 
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Falketind from far.
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The lodge in Koldedalen.
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The valley towards the lakes.
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Magnus is fixing his boots.
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Stony as usual. Koldedalsvatnet in the background.
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The first lake.
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To the right you have the snow hill we were forced to pass.
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But it seemed to be difficult because the path had fallen down into the lake.
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We saw foot steps in the snow just by the lake but we choosed another way.
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We followed the snow edge and then rounded it.
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Because we didn't want to stumble down into the water. It looked very cold...
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Magnus follows the snow edge upwards.
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Andre vatnet (the second lake).
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The steep hill towards the glacier. We walked on the right side of the brook and had to use our arms to get up.
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The glacier on the opposite side of the second lake, Andre vatnet.
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We are finally standing at the glacier, Stölsnosbreen.
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Hansson is ready for another hard walk at the glacier.
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Falketind in sunshine.
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We left our equipment at the foot of Falketind and continued the hard hill.
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Some climbing among the rocks.
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The steep downto Falkbreen.
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Yes! We can't get any higher. A beer was splited and we noticed that someone had brought more expensive liquids uphere.
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Koldedals vatnet and our tent place in the middle.
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Uranostind.
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Uranostind with the lake Urdadalsvatnet.
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A compulsory group picture at the top.
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Another one.
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Someone had a party here...We found three champagne corks!
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Stölsnosbreen and Stölsnostinden in the background.
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Another picture at the steep.
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Time to go home. Hansson is ready.
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And also Berra and Magnus are ready.
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Utladalen far away.
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We choosed to round the craks. No shortcuts!
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Back on compact ground again.
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Berras back pack is packed and ready. Observe the water bottle which is good to have on glacier hikes.
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It was steep down to Andre vatnet (the second lake).
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Hansson is looking for a good track.
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The same snowhill as before. We took the same way.
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If you have path signs like this one, it's easy to navigate.
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Back at the base camp. The light worked well.
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Another picture of Falketind.
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