We arrived in Oslo late January and bumped to the military outpost of Bardufoss in the northern reaches of Norway. From there, a three hour rally on snowy roads brought us to Hamn i Senja our base for the following two weeks. We got right into it and over the next week, managed to get into some good trouble in this enchanted land of Trolls and Fjords.
While Jesse and Jonny jumped right on to the "Terminator wall of Senja" Finnmannen, climbing a grade 6 monster and attempting Ines Papert's still unrepeated M9+ masterpiece, Mike and I warmed up with some "mini-putt" on a route reminiscent of Polar Circus.
|Mike on the Polar Circus of Senja|
|On the summi slopes|
|Mike would later pump and drop a hot lap on the compelling couloir at left.|
|Fjord villages: far from uncharming|
|Ditto for the locals|
|Reformed BC resident Charlie Long showed up for some fun|
|Charlie has not regretted expatriation|
|During a break on a recon mish. Norway is ok|