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Lofoten Islands 2019: No Puns Needed

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@offpisteskiing timed the descent perfectly for spring snow with some bonus turns in colder snow at the top. Here he is testing it for us.
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@horizon wanted to have a go too
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To top off another great day, more sauna action and sublime light.
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@Frosty the Snowman, I love you too x
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@Sharkymark, feel like I'm in a shitty parallel universe. If I'm ever reincarnated I am deffos gonna do that trip
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@Frosty the Snowman, Laughing Laughing
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horizon wrote:


2: the so-called “Notch of Gnar”, where we finished:




Now that looks pretty damn awesome!
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@BobinCH, it certainly was. However, if you skied through it you’d go off the so called ‘drop of death’!
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I know you guys have done this trip many times, how often do you get to see such an awesome display of the Northern Lights?? aka can I persuade my wife to let us do a similar trip Smile
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Frosty the Snowman wrote:
Looks proper average, especially those Northern Lights shots which summed up the dullness as they reflected off the water


Yeah, I'm not a bit jealous either.
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kitenski wrote:
I know you guys have done this trip many times, how often do you get to see such an awesome display of the Northern Lights?? aka can I persuade my wife to let us do a similar trip Smile


This year is by far the most consistent and spectacular display we’ve seen. We’ve been lucky with a combination of high activity and clear skies. The latter is rarer than the former. You need to persuade your wife to come for as long as possible to get the best chance of seeing them Wink
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Two challenges today. Temps have warmed up so finding good snow and skiing what we found both required more thinking. The second being that the TGR crew with Ian McIntosh, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and Christina Lusti wanted to film on our plan A line! They’ve been here all week with a crew of 5 photographers and drone operators - very pleasant company. Fortunately, @offpisteskiing had a very acceptable plan B...
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Skinning into the objective
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@horizon mostly enjoying the ascent
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@arno and @horizon booting up the Couloir
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@offpisteskiing tickling the SW face: it wasn’t a goer with 2 ins of soft on top of rain crust/ice
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However the north face was excellent

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@arno and @horizon booting up the Couloir


Looks like a nice line!
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@BobinCH, it was! Weather closed in for 10 mins and the last pic of @horizon is in the top of it
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@BobinCH, it was! Weather closed in for 10 mins and the last pic of @horizon is in the top of it
Lucky he gets more colorful each season!

Do you know how does Lofoten compare to the Lyngen Alps?
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Yep, proper average. So much so that I decided to go home on Tuesday!

Nice pics chaps.

Mike
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Do you know how does Lofoten compare to the Lyngen Alps?


Well, Lofoten has 2 Os in it, which gives it way more OOOOO than Lyngen...
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Happy
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@Hewey, we missed you these last few days!
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@BobinCH, on a more serious note, smaller, quirkier, and more beautiful...
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@Sharkymark, amazing pictures, simply stunning
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@offpisteskiing, can I be the first to sing up for 2020 please?
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@Hewey, we missed you very much but please don’t sing...
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@summerseat, thanks snowHead

I generally maintain that with the quality of the light and scenery, it’s hard to take a bad photo!
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A long stint in Oslo airport coming up so yesterday’s events should appear at some point later today...
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@Sharkymark, you've never heard me sing!
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@Hewey, I maybe wrong but I don’t want to find out...?
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After the TGR film crew guzumped us on Friday, we decided to visit the previous day’s plan A for our final day. The objective being a very aesthetic 40 deg Couloir situated 850m up a very aesthetic peak.
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The weather looked ominous and it was warm again. However the TGR team had put in a decent skin track and even left the Couloir untracked (Sage skied down the spine to looker’s left in pic 1: it was insane).

Here @horizon and @arno bootpack into the Couloir mouth.
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Having topped out, a few of us climbed (in every sense of the word) the final few meters of exposed nevé to the summit.

After done high fives, we skied the Couloir and totally killed it, TGR style. Here’s @horizon doing just that.

The Couloir was boot deep compacted powder with suitable sloughing. The snow on the face below was some of the best of the trip. The least said about the lowermost 200m the better...
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One final image greeted us as we drove back to the Lofoten Ski Lodge: our line reflected in the fjord in the late afternoon light. EPIC.

Once again many thanks to @offpisteskiing for a superb week.
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@Sharkymark, fab. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us lesser mortals to dream.
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@Hurtle, thanks Smile Note that half the experience is just being there snowHead

Of course, also a shout out to @horizon, @arno, @hewey Costin and Leanne for top banter and better skiing snowHead

Epilogue:

We’re not.

Done.

Yet...
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...barely started!
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