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

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Day 5 - Gol

Today we spent a long time in the car, driving to Gol to do some climbing in the ravine at Golsjuvet. The climbs were short (less than 30m) but steep and good. Just down from us a man was teaching a couple of young lads to climb on top-rope.

Nick remarked that the venue was like a mini Krokan, then said that most ravines in Norway must look similar: sheltered climbing by a snowed-over river with rock walls and pine trees.
True, but in the North the ravines are places where wolverines roam.  You’d be very surprised to meet another person.
Actually it struck me today that much of Norway feels like the Canadian Rockies - in that you only have to wander to the next valley from the road to be in complete wilderness.

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