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Acrophobe
07-31-2009, 02:45 PM
...I thought y'all might be interested nonetheless. My girlfriend is Norwegian, and so I went with her these past two weeks to meet her family. While I was there, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make an attempt on Northern Europe's highest point, 8,100 foot high Galdoepiggen. It was quite interesting to climb a mountain outside the familiarity of New England - certainly had a different flavor to it then Mount Washington.

First, a certain fair maiden of my acquaintance at the base:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-2.jpg

Next, a few pictures on the way up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-7.jpg

Closer to the top, the weather started getting a bit crummy:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-4.jpg

The summit cabin (which, incidentally, was locked):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-9.jpg

And of course, my faithful traveling companion:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFruSh.jpg

And lastly, a pretty one from the way down:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/Geeeeeeek/TurtilNorgeijuli2009medSonjaogFr-10.jpg


Anyway, I thought y'all might like a taste of something different from the usual White Mountain fare. :)

mtruman
07-31-2009, 02:49 PM
Just incredible!!! This is why we need a "General Hikes" forum. Great to escape outside of the Whites every so often - no matter how much we love them.

CHRIS
07-31-2009, 06:44 PM
Great shots. Looks like an incredable hike and even snow I love snow.Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

KD Talbot
07-31-2009, 06:56 PM
We don't mind seein' trips outside the Whites at all!

KDT

Charlie
07-31-2009, 07:23 PM
very nice ,i like the snow

Snow Miser
08-01-2009, 10:13 AM
Very nice TR and photos. I agree, it's always nice to see other hikes from around the US and the world. So many mountains out there, and too little time and money to climb them all.