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Day Off in Rjukan 19th Jan
Although it was not an official day of work, Adele Colin and Roger decided to take a trip to the summit of Gaustatoppen (1883m), not only to walk up the mountain but also to get sme sun shine.
After three and half hours we topped out along a fantastic snowy ridge.
Ridge on Gaustatoppen
Colin and Roger on the Summit
What a way to end a fantastic week.
The 2013 Rjukan Team
Posted on 20 Jan 2013 by adele
Return to Krokan
Roger on Bullen
This was our last day on the ice and Colin and Roger tried their arms at some steeper ice. It was warmer and we managed to spend most of the day practising our technique and working hard until the arms would take no more.
Colin on the Right hand side of Bullen
Very happy with the week that met all their expectations there had to be one last visit to the coffee shop.
Last visit to the coffee shop.
Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by adele
Warm at minus 11 in Rjukan 17th Jan
Roger practising his ice screw placements.
Yesterday it was much warmer with the thermometer reading just minus 11 degrees centrigrade. No visit to Rjukan is complete, without a visit to the Upper Gorge.
Starting out early we climbed Norde Rjukanfossen ( WI3) making it into two pitches so that Roger and Colin got their first eperience of multipitch ice. After exploring the upper gorge further we spent the last hour practising putting in and taking out ice screws and making abalokofs.
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 by adele
Just Minus 19 16th Jan
Colin Topping out.
It was cold, very cold as we walked down to Krokan. The Army had beaten us to our chosen routes but we perservered on "Unknown" This was ver y much retrospective pleasure after everyone had suffered hot and cold aches. Returning to the car for some warmth the temperature gauge showed minus 19 degrees centigrade. Coffe and cake renewed some enthusiasm and allowed warming of the feet before we returned to Ozzimosois for a couple of routes.
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by adele
Rjukan a mere minus 10 degree C 15th Jan
Today was Colin's and Roger's first experience of ice climbing. With little introduction they were soon steaming! and swearing their way up some waterfall ice at Ozimosis Rjukan.
The ice was varied and Colin already has the first ice dint in his forehead but this did not stop proceedings and the day continued until the light started to fade and the temperature plummeted.
Colin abseiling down after a day on the ice.
Posted on 15 Jan 2013 by adele
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