Kårvatn - Norges Cup Randonnee Race
Chris is the red person furthest away in the third row - you can just see a little of him
Just a quick post to update you on last weekends activities - a trip to Kårvatn for the first in te Norwegian Cup Randonnee Race Series. There were races on both days which Chris planned to compete in. I was planning a more relaxed version skiing in the 'recreational' category on Saturday with Line, and going for a fun excursion up the hillside on Sunday with Ally, Paja, Tomas and Line.
Line and I finally make it to the top of the climb
We went out for a really funky dinner on a farm on Saturday night. The restaurant was this kind of renovated wooden barn thing - all the meat eaters got to eat a special kind of local cow, while I got a yummy fish dish - it was a really nice evening.
Dinner at a cool wooden farm house
On Sunday there was a 'two person teams race, Chris raced with a speedy Norwegian who kept him on his toes. In the meantime our little group skied up valley and explored a spectacular frozen waterfall. We then skied higher up the hillside and found an amazing old hut where they apparently used to store the hay during winter and would come up on horses to retrieve it when supplies got low down in the valley.
Chris sets off on day two with Olav
The frozen waterfall
The little hay hut we discoveredFrom the hut we enjoyed some nice powder descent back down to the farmstead. Then it was time to pack up and hit the very ice road back to Trondheim - the temperatures had risen a lot and it was raining, creating dangerous ice every where, yuck! Luckily we made it home safely.
There are a few more photos on my picasa web album:
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