"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Monday, 12 March 2012

Champing at the bit

Wind is driving rain up the fjord. We are somewhat at a loss for a plan. We may drive inland and over the Swedish border to Abisco.

Feeling slightly sorry for Rich Cross and David, who drove down from Senja last night to escape the weather there.

This photo shows the state of the ice at the lakeside climb near Sjøvegan yesterday.


  1. If you do head up to Abisko (or actually Riksgränsen) and wouldn't mind a few hour slog... There was a pretty nice lookin' waterfall on the approach of Vuoddaisriida...

    Pretty much just below the marking 1279 ... Seemed nice WI4+'ish... maybe even WI5.

    Sorry no pics though. There was however a bunch of other easier lines on the same bowl as well (on SW wall of Vassecohkka)...

    1. Thanks Anon (is that Toby?). We went up that way but the E10 was closed before the Swedish border because of snow. Good to have for the future though.