Tops around Tromsø
It's been a couple weeks since our trip to Northern Norway, but I still have some pictures to share. After turning back from two tops in Lyngen, we headed to Tromsø to stay with some friends, and take down some peaks around Tromsø.
Unfortunately, the avalanche danger was bad all week, and we basically had to pick the flattest mountains around. Luckily, the weather was on our side for a while, and the snow conditions were pretty good.
|Telemark, the fjord and the mountains|
|Summit pick on Buren|
|Drop over the fjord|
Skiing flat slopes meant we had to look for other challenges:
|Audun skiied on one ski down most of Stormheimfjellet|
Lyngen wasn't the only place avalanche danger keep us from going to the top - we turned on the ridge up to Gråtind. Although the ridge was mellow, the snow pack was unstable and it dropped steeply on both sides.
|Audun on the summit ridge of Gråtind|
Towards the end of the week, the Parental Units flew up to Tromsø. My sister is a student in Tromsø, and on the weekend when she didn't have class it became a full-blown ski family reunion. The weather had turned on us, and when we headed up Fagerfjellet it was snowing with near zero visibility.
|The Momster in the snow|
|Audun and I headed up the wind packed ridge on Fagerfjellet. Is that the sun? Photo by Zoe.|
|Dad enjoys the view appearing below our feet.|
|Zoe shows us how it's done.|
|Me skiing down Lille Blåmann. Picture by Zoe|