Tylderingen, Nov 11 2017

Finally – winter just as we like it…

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Municipality WCP
Tylderingen 1104m 214m Sogndal WCP
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THAT kind of snow…

The Tylderingen trailhead at Fretland is only a 10-15 minute drive from Sogndal, and Tylderingen is a very popular mountain all year around. Especially in winter. If you want to have a mountain all to yourself, go somewhere else.

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Tylderingen (2010)

A positive effect of this, is that you can almost bet on that there are nice ski-tracks up the mountain. Which is particularly welcomed by Karma, giving her some degree of “solid ground” to walk on. In summer, I prefer to take the route from Kleiv, via Stepin.

Anne and I drove to Fretland on what looked to be an absolutely gorgeous day. It’s been a while since we had since blue sky, and we didn’t want to miss one second of it.

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At Fretland

Sure enough, the Fretland trailhead offered nice tracks upwards, and life just couldn’t get much better than this. We were slightly worried that the parking would be full, but it wasn’t. We are SO happy about this new parking area.

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If this isn’t winter wonderland, then what is?

We headed out, and Karma soon got busy with her things; checking what was under the snow for each square meter.

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I will never understand dogs…

As we gained some elevation, we saw two things; 1) a large group of skiers ahead of us and 2) clouds moving in.

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Passing a large group, watching clouds moving in…

We passed the group of skiers and hoped to reach the top while there was still some sunshine left.

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What happened to the sunshine?

Fog was covering Lustrafjorden. It’s always nice to be above the fog…

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Above the fog, at least…

Shortly after we reached the summit, we got company by Louis Anda and one of his dogs. Karma had already received her “reward”, so she could now fully concentrate on the other dog.

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On top of Tylderingen with Louis

The views are not bad from this mountain. But the views are better when the sun is shining…

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View from Tylderingen

Then it was time for the descent. Anne, recovering from a fractured spine in her back, had to take it a easy. But the joy of skiing is not proportional to the speed!

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Ready to descend from Tylderingen

We returned to the trailhead, just as safe and sound as we left it, but much more happy!

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Our route

Pictures from the trip: 

 

 

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