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Ski-trip to Veten (556m) via Nakkane, Mar 12 2011


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Our route to Veten

Our route to Veten
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The weather on this Saturday was really bad, and Anne and me spent the better part of the morning building up motivation for outdoors activities. The forecast indicated that the weather would settle during the afternoon, but it was obvious that there would not be any big mountain endeavours today...

I've been thinking about skiing Veten directly from Moltustranda for a while, and I figured that today would be a good day to do just that. We left home just after 1pm, and Anne was left in the dark in terms of our target. From time to time, surprises are quite fun. When we arrived at Moltustranda, I pointed out the route to Anne, and I heard a small "wow!". In bad weather, everything looks big...

We decided to do this trip from base, i.e. sea level and parked down by the main road. We headed out 1:36pm, and had to pass a few obstacles before we got on the ridge proper. But from then on, everything was all right!

 

On the way to Veten

On the way to Veten
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Snow/hail showers came and went, but it didn't matter much. Skiing along the coastline is so nice that we could easily accept a few challenges from mother nature. We seemed to be in shelter of the wind and it was obvious that the weather was indeed settling, at least compared to earlier in the day. We followed sticks marked with red paint, which (strongly) suggests that there is a summer route up this ridge.

There was not a lot of snow, but enough to get by. We had a nice trip up the ridge and arrived on the summit 3:05pm - less than 1,5 hours after heading out. The vertical gain was only 550 meters, so this was certainly not a rush trip!

 

On Veten summit

On Veten summit
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This was my 4 visit to Veten. The first time, I went from Moltudalen along the marked path. The second time, I went up via Hidsdalen and 9 days later, I went up a steep couloir from Hidsneset. I have one or two more routes to do before I can say that I know this mountain...

The wind was quite cold, so we didn't stay too long. Besides, we looked very much forward to the descent. The (hard) snow offered perfect skiing conditions and skiing with "nothing" between us and the fjord/ocean was simply awesome!

 

Descending Veten

Descending Veten
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We returned to the car 3:55pm, with good memories and a built-up appetite. The rest of the day would be pure leisure. What a privileged life, and what a contrast to the horrible scenes from the aftermath of the quake and flood in Japan. Food for thought...

 

Returning to Moltustranda

Returning to Moltustranda
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Pictures

The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6

 
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To Veten

1. Trip tracks 2. Our route upwards 3. Locals 4. Hopefully, the right way 5. Locals 6. Obstacles 7. Cumbersome terrain 8. Moltustranda 9. Up the ridge 10. Getting steeper 11. A ridge to be examined later 12. On the ridge proper 13. Views are improving 14. Moltudalen 15. Keipen is on fire... 16. Anne enjoys this trip 17. More hail showers 18. Little did we know 19. The weather is settling 20. What a view... 21. Literally on the edge... 22. Hareidlandet 23. Approaching the summit 24. Approaching the summit 25. Approaching the summit 26. Magic light 27. Nipa 28. Keipen and Skorpa island 29. Nerlands°ya 30. Bergs°ya and Lein°ya 31. Anne on Veten 32. Me on Veten 33. Big sky 34. A windy mountain

Descent

35. Sands°ya 36. Sands°ya 37. More light 38. Leaving Veten 39. Coastal skiing! 40. Quite exotic 41. Happiness... 42. The weather is striking back 43. Down the ridge 44. Fun, yes? 45. Down the ridge 46. Not a lot of snow, but enough... 47. In for landing 48. Another fun trip coming to its end

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