Monday, March 26, 2007

Skiing the Troll’s rock

Since we have a blog about shooting at cardboard, I couldn’t resist writing a short one about something much more fun and exciting, skiing on Trollsteinen. Yesterday, me and Sanna (plus some very good telemark skiers we met on the way down) enjoyed great powder snow on Larsbreen (bet you’re all jealous, sorry ;) and views across Nordenskioldland.

Trollsteinen is one of the most famous “student-hills” on Svalbard, with multiple ascents on most nice days. It’s also one of the few hills up here where you actually have to use your hands to climb to the summit (ok, just for the last metre). Yesterday, its top was a rather windy place, but at least nice to test my Klattermusen jacket and the Crispi boots. The boots especially proved totally adequate both for the ascent and descent, keeping me somewhat upright even with the lack of telemark-skiing activity (that’s a project for next year, probably harder than this whole expedition). Last but not least, let’s not forget our tastiest sponsor, Goteborgs Kex and Safari cookies!

Takk for turen,