Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Norway. Show all posts

Friday, September 18, 2015

I'm on a boat: Lofoten to Kalymnos

Heading towards Grunnfjorden on the Skydancer.
Growing up in Seattle, I became accustomed to the mountains and water surrounding me at all times. Having proximity to both allowed me to explore and fall in love with some of our Earth's great elements, sometimes both in a single day. The mountains provided inspiration and motivation, while the water always gave me a calming emotion that I came to require.

Over the past few months, I have been lucky enough to visit other places around the globe that provide a similar, and even closer distance from the mountains to the sea.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Missingmyr, Norway: Climbing + Swimming

On Saturday we drove west into Norway for a 1.5-day climbing trip in Missingmyr. Even though we only had 30 hours, we still managed to climb two nearly full days of climbing, as well as swim in the ocean and some Norwegian Yatzee. Thanks, of course, to the long Scandinavian summer days.

Norwegian landscape.

Hiking into Missingmyr; note the cliff band, visible through the trees.

The brown pony was PSYCHED.

The crag of Missingmyr: densely packed with high-quality routes.

Per toproping a cool and sustained Scan 7-.

View over the farms from the cliff.

Tent envy.

Preparing for some Norwegian Yatzee.

Apparently it looked like I was judging.

Norwegian campground.

Norwegian coast.

The Swedish traditional fika (coffee) comes to Norway.

Norwegian leisure belaying.