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The Lofoten Islands 2017: Game of Krones 'Winter is Coming'.

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It's on. Landed at lunchtime to cold still conditions and bright sun. Quick trip to the supermarket to buy Kvikk Lunjs, get changed, out of the door just after 3pm, 200m walk down the road, 500m skin up, then this...
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Arno pillaging fresh tracks in cold snow. Total win.
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It wasn't all fun: there was a bit of a walk to get in. Not too distressing given it was 200m from our rorbu to the skin track.
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...and the view leaves a lump in your throat. As been's pointed out in previous years; you can't do it justice in a photo
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I particularly liked these. No obvious line though
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Just to confirm we skied untracked powder in the sun next to the sea, it didn't rain, we could see more than 20 feet and we didn't get blown off the mountain. On day 1. Epic.
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@Sharkymark, wow!
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@Sharkymark, enough of the snow, how's the fish?
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@Harrison the Rabbit, dry?
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@Harrison the Rabbit, no fish so far. Just a little Vestfjord Ox
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Sharkymark wrote:
Quick trip to the supermarket to buy Kvikk Lunjs,..


Brilliant.

I get this from my sister every time she comes to Scotland. Happy

........ and the round cheese in the red packet.
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And a few from today (and yesterday...) before the sharky one reappears:

Yesterday's bonus pitch from a different angle


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@Sharkymark enjoying the powder:


Coming back out - Unicorn Valley X in the back, up to the col left of the peak:
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Let's not get too hasty about today until we've mentioned last night...
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After dragging our asses away from the northern lights, morning happened and in a very unusual fashion it was still, cold and sunny. Again. Here's our home for the week.
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offpisteskiing had a plan that involved somewhere no one really goes to get away from the 'crowds' (2 or 3 other teams here at the Lofoten Ski Lodge). Started with a classic park-by-road-and-skin ascent.
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I've very quickly become addicted to this thread.
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offpisteskiing explaining the line. It's hidden from view between the two pointiest peaks. We'll call it Unicorn Valley X for now.
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900m of skinning later and, erm, this...
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Just so you got that. Here it is again.
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I think the team were suitably impressed with some well-judged product placement. Our line is behind the team on the north face out of the sun (and out of the picture). Nowhere on earth is an ascent rewarded with a view like you get here.
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I didn't get many photos of us slaying 600m of perfect 20 to 30 deg freeride pow turns...because we were too busy slaying freer...you get the picture. Nice of a fog bow and a sea eagle (tiny in the right of the pic) to put in an appearance.
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Hurtle wrote:
I've very quickly become addicted to this thread.


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A classic Lofoten combat ski to finish. The road and our start point down the valley. A truly epic day in every sense of the word snowHead
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That's all for now. Don't expect too much tomorrow or Tues as we have a wild storm predicted which is sadly bringing wind and rain.
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Hurtle wrote:
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Don't encourage him; his head's big enough already.
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@Sharkymark, Just come in from a great days sailing but you win Very Happy . Keep those photos coming.
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@Hewey, I didn't think you used the internet? You only ruined 2 photos today
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GlasgowCyclops wrote:
Hurtle wrote:
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Don't encourage him; his head's big enough already.


+ 5,000,000

Wot no cod?
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@Harrison the Rabbit, not yet. We'll have plenty of time for that today and tomorrow
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That is a fantastic day. Envious!
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...and so we come to today. There's a lot of good news, despite the weather. Firstly, we got out for a couple of hours for a 300m tour in the valley behind the lodge. Here's the team skinning into the entrance.

More good news is that I now know which bits of my kit leak: left knee, right knee, elbows, thumbs, shoulders and groin. Bad news is I may need to buy new kit. Good news is I get to buy new kit!

This afternoon will be spent exploring the local culture. Classic Lofoten.
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left knee, right knee, elbows, thumbs, shoulders and groin.

that's an awful lot to replace. Bionic Man?
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@Sharkymark, mmm soggy. I know this feeling, which is why I had a new jacket and gloves. What are the temps like up there? I've skied in Norway at Easter a couple of times and it was fairly warm in the daytime, but much further south than where you are.
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Great reports, thanks!

Keep 'em coming...
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@Scarlet, the Lofoten Islands have the largest temperature differential between theoretical (based on latitude) and actual of anywhere on earth. This is due to the gulf stream so it's much warmer than you'd think. Typically at this time of year it's around freezing (or just above) at sea level. Today it's nearer 5 deg.C as there's a SW storm blowing. Hence the rain.

This is now the wettest day any of us have experienced up here. Tomorrow looks the same but Weds looks to brighten up considerably and cool down.
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Good news is I get to buy new kit!


You'll be needing a onesie.

I assume that you now have fish news?
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Now that I would like to see! Do they make them that long?
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O wow ...... The previous thread inspired me to sail the Lofotens at mid summer. Magic, despite never getting more than a few hundred metres above sea level.

Stunning (a much overused word but apt here) photos and splendid laconic descriptions. snowHead
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