Norwegian Mountains, Møre og Romsdal

Haddalshornet & snowdrift, Mar 23 2009

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The route

The route
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Yesterday, it was snowing in the mountains, and when I woke up this morning, my local mountains were dressed in shiny white armour. On my way home from work, the sun was shining on the Hareidlandet mountains, and I could see the snowdrift 10-20m above the Haddalshornet summit ridge, and I felt a strong, strong need to be up there.

On my way up the mountain, I had the great pleasure of watching two eagles riding on the winds. They observed me, analyzed me, then ignored me and just floated away...


Eagles above Haddal

Eagles above Haddal
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I was in a hurry to get to the upper part of the mountain, where the action was. The combination of fresh powder snow and a gale was amazing. I didn't have to put on the extra jacket until I reached the summit ridge, which was a small inferno. I reached the summit cairn 6:23pm, 55min after leaving the Haddal trailhead.

Snowdrift on Haddalshornet

Snowdrift on Haddalshornet
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The descent was also enjoyable, even though it was difficult to just slide down on foot. The snow was packed by the wind, but it didn't quite carry my weight. But still, it was one more delightful visit to Haddalshornet...


The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 450D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6

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To Haddalshornet

1. Haddalshornet & Blåtind 2. Snowdrift on Haddalshornet 3. Eagles above Haddal 4. An eagle gliding away 5. Facing the upper part of the mountain 6. Contrasts 7. Tracks in the snow 8. Snowdrift 9. Laupsnipa 10. More tracks 11. Focus-on-the-sun effect 12. Snowdrift

53mm view from Haddalshornet

13. 53mm view from Haddalshornet


14. Blåtind 15. Snowdrift 16. Snowdrift 17. Sollia massif 18. Descending Haddalshornet 19. Løkeberget 20. Blåtind 21. Haddalshornet

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