The last trip of 2020Tops visited
Thursday, Week 53: The last trip in 2020 went to Tylderingen in Sogndalsdalen. Anne had things to do in Sogndal and proposed that she could take Karma and let me enjoy a good run down the mountain without waiting for the dog all the time. She’s a sweetheart!
When I got Tylderingen in view, I could see that there wasn’t a whole lot of snow. But clearly enough. The question was – how was the snow quality?
Magically as always – when there is little snow, there is always enough snow at Fretland to ski out from the car.
As I made my way up the forest, I started to look forward to the descent. The snow quality was excellent. I just had to make sure that I didn’t run into any rocks.
The skiing season 2020-2021 actually began during the Christmas break. The seasons have changed, and I don’t expect winter back home until March! But, so far I had tested both my skating skis, my skating skis with wax – pretending to be cross-country skis, and my mountain skis. Today, I had the randonee skis and all skis was then used during the Christmas break.
When Tylderingen came into view, I decided to go for a variation I hadn’t done before. Rather than heading straight up, I followed the mountain on the east side and came up from the back side.
Along this route, a hare suddenly stormed out of a hideout and up flew three ptarmigans! I bet they didn’t share the same hideout, so they must have been really, really close – possibly without knowing about each other. Very cool!
Some minutes later, I reached the top and really looked forward to the run down the mountain.
But first, a minute to take in the views…
The upper part of the mountain had hard snow. As expected. But conditions got better already after a couple of minutes.
A skier and a dog were on their way up the mountain, and I could tell from a long way that this was Tom Dybwad (Mr. Tylderingen himself) and Tina. I don’t know how many times they visit this top per year, but it’s MANY. We had a nice chat before I continued my journey.
The descent was just as nice as I hoped, albeit I need some more trips for my muscles to be accustomed to randonee skiing again.
After a 5 minute drive, I had moved from winter to spring…
Happy new year to everyone and especially those who have bothered to follow my blog. Very much appreciated and I look forward to bring new content in the year to come!
Trip statistics: 7,7km, 600 vertical meters, 2h:02m