Showing posts from March, 2009

A towerific birthday and more skiing

You will have to forgive me for the title of this is pretty bad, but Chris liked it. This blog is a wee tour of our local ski route taken from a day a week or two back after a some fresh snow fell. The sun came out so we had a glorious day up in the hills above our house.

This photo is where we start skiing, about 5 minutes walk from our flat.

A few hundred metres up the hill and over a ski bridge across the main road you reach a pretty lake called the Kyvantet.

Some way up the hill, you can see the domes of the observatories on top of Gråkallen Skifield.

Chris is getting thirsty

Last week was my birthday, so to celebrate Chris and I decided to ascend the Trondheim Tower! It is a budget, older version of the Sky tower in Auckland - but it does have a restaurant on the top floor that moves slowly around giving you a panorama over the whole city. We watched the sunset, then the twinkling city lights came on as it grew dark.

In this photo you are looking towards Bymarka. Our flat is …

Ruten - Mission Unaccomplished

A few weeks ago Chris and I headed out on a weekend skitour adventure with our friends Helen and Ally. The weather did not do what it was supposed to, so our goal to climb Ruten (a random peak Ally had decided we ought to ski up) had to be abandoned.

Chris and Ally reflect philosophically after we didn't get up Ruten:

However, the weekend was still fun - we hung out in the Græslihytta which Chris and I visited on our first ski tour after New Year. It was much faster to get up to the hut this time, due to firmer snow conditions we managed to halve our time up to the hut (about 50 mins instead of 2 hours). When we descended on Sunday Ally managed to get down (it was rather steep) in a record 7 minutes!