Rjkan Day 3

Today we when to the popular Krokan, it was a really nice walk in but it was really cold about -9°c so had to be a little careful when touching metal.

The routes at Krokan were all fully formed and looked amazing. I climbed two WI4 routes which I was really pleased with. The walk down was nice as it was along the road.

Rjkan Day 2

This morning work up to clear skies which was a lot nicer, but this means that the temperature will drop a bit. Leaving the house the temperature was -6. We headed up to the lower gorge area, the nearer carpark was closed and full of snow so we when up to the car park near the Vemork Bridge and walked down the old railway track to Jungelboka, the snow was about a foot deep so it took a bit to break trail. We struggled up to the start of the route and racked up. Halfway though the first pitch found that the ice was pretty thin and not very good to protect. We backed off and down climbed to the railway track.

Rukan Day 1

Arrived at Rukan in Norway at around 9pm, the house we are staying at is a traditional Norwegian house but we have one floor of it. The decor is really nice and it will be a good base.

First day climbing we drove up to Ozzimosis, we parked on the second hairpin bend. It was pretty warm (0 degrees) so it was slushy in parts.