Norwegian Mountains, M°re og Romsdal
Haddalshornet - into the dark, Feb 27 2009
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After a week of snowfall and a week of rain, another (minor) snowfall came along. But on this Friday afternoon, the weather settled and the mountains screamed out to be visited. I have a soft spot for Haddalshornet and decided to pay this top a visit before dark. The new snow wasn't very deep and walking wasn't difficult. Higher up, older snow offered an easier ascent and an even more fun descent.
This trip was pure heaven. I felt positive energy rush through my body from the minute I headed out and until I was back down. It took me 1h:15m to ascend the mountain and 30 minutes to get back down. I was back at the trailhead 7pm and didn't turn on the headlamp until I had passed Hammaren. Spring is coming! Still uplifted, I drove to the Huldrehornet (271m) trailhead and stood on top of Huldrehornet 7:35pm. The moon and Venus lingered just above Huldrehornet summit on my way up. What a view!
The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6
All pictures are taken handheld. No tripod.
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