Saturday, December 18, 2010

Backcountry skiing !

We went Wednesday for 3 days backcountry skiing in Blefjell ! We left home quite late, so we had to go to Sigrisbu cabin. The moon lighted us.
We arrived at the cabin at 8h30pm. And spend there a good and hot night.

The next day, it was snowing, and the wind blows hard, so we went outside for only 2 hours for one descent.
In Blefjell, because of the wind, the snow height varied a lot, on some places you can find more than 1metre and on other around 10cm. So it was difficult to find a good area to ski, without destroying our skis on a rock.
On the picture you can see the little cabin of Sigrisbu, on the right there is a bigger one.

In the late afternoon, the sun came to say hello.

After a cold night, we woke up with a blue sky and a warm sun, so we decided to go early in the morning to a top to go down after.
On this face there was enough snow, but you have to be careful for the stones hidden under the snow.
In the background you can see the Gaustatoppen, and on the right there is the bletoppen (the highest top of blefjell 1342moh).

Skiing down was really nice with the good snow!
And it looked like we where the first going down.
Now with the snow that is falling during the next day Blefjell area will be better to ski, with more snow.
But be careful for the avalanches! this season will be dangerous with the fragile under layer.

So be careful ! 


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