2023 Week 4

Sogndal “street week”

Confined to the streets of Sogndal this week…


Date Peak Height PF Location WCP/FP MAP
23.01.23 Sogndalsfjøra Sogndal, Norway MAP
24.01.23 Sogndalsfjøra Sogndal, Norway MAP
25.01.23 Kjørnes Sogndal, Norway MAP
26.01.23 Åberge Sogndal, Norway MAP
27.01.23 Kaupanger Sogndal, Norway MAP
28.01.23 Weekend

Sogndalsfjøra, Jan 23 2023

Monday: I was now with Anne in Sogndal, feeling dead rotten. So much for the antibiotics!

I was in no mood, shape or form to go hiking and “luckily”, snow was pouring down. So, I took Karma for a walk in Sogndalsfjøra.

Once we got going, it was actually quite nice.

Along the main street

We followed the main street towards the main bridge and then returned via the Fjordstien path.

This part of Fjordstien path is very cozy…

Trip statistics: 4,7km, 90 vertical meters, 1h:09m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Sogndalsfjøra, Jan 24 2023

Tuesday: Not feeling any better, I decided to call my doctor and he told me to contact the local hospital right away, and a couple of hours later, I was on antibiotics again.

Which meant that this week would be no hiking and only walking the dog in the streets. Which was totally OK, as I didn’t have strength to anything else.

So, I decided to turn this situation into something good. At least I could know the streets of Sogndal a bit better than I already did? I already knew them quite well, but I pretended I didn’t. It seemed to work.

Anne joined me for this evening’s walk. First, we went over to the local Campus. I already felt a tad better from the first pill and hoped that the progression would be linear.

Heading towards Campus

It was a nice walk. It wasn’t snowing any longer and the streets were all wet.

Sogndalselvi river

I should have brought my real camera for these walks but didn’t feel like carrying extra weight.

Sogndal view

Trip statistics: 4,5km, 165 vertical meters, 1h:07m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Kjørnes, Jan 25 2023

Wednesday: Maybe things were going in the right direction, albeit not linear. Motivating myself for going out for a walk with the dog was tough. Luckily, Anne joined me. We parked by the Sogndal bridge and went on a walk towards Kjørnes (and back)

On our way to Kjørnes

My goal for the usual 150,000 vertical meters per year was already “under pressure”, but I found it suprisingly easy to not care for something that has been so “important” for all these years. Except for 2013 through 218, where I exceeded 200,000 vertical meters annually. You can’t go sick on that regime…

But at least, I got some more mileage on my km count. At least that counts for something…

Returning to Sogndal

Back at the car, we went under the bridge – which is my favorite bridge in all of Norway. I really think it’s beautiful.

Under the Sogndal bridge

Trip statistics: 6,1km, 135 vertical meters, 1h:16m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Åberge, Røvhaugane, Jan 26 2023

Thursday: OK, so things were going better, although not as fast as I had hoped. I still stuck to the “street week” project and today, I took Karma on a walk without a particular plan.

We headed for the local Campus, struggled with icy paths and then I decided to walk up to Åberge and return via Røvhaugane.

Sogndal view

The path through the Røvhaugane forests was incredibly icy, and the only way down was to find alternative routes.

Icy at Røvhaugane

When we got to Sogndalsfjøra, it was a magical afternoon. And I only had a cellphone camera!


I enjoyed my “street week” project and looked forward to a more prosperous week 5. Knock on wood!

Going home

Trip statistics: 7,3km, 325 vertical meters, 1h:52m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Kaupanger, Jan 27 2023

Friday: The streets of Sogndal weren’t all the appealing anymore, and I decided to drive to Kaupanger after work – for the variation. I parked by the local grocery store and headed up into the housing estates.

Kaupanger view

On the way back, I ended up in the forest and was intrigued by the many paths that I didn’t know about. However, they would only take me up to the lower foothills of the Storehaugfjellet mountain, which I know very, very well.  

On forest paths in Kaupanger

Suddenly, I passed an old ski jumping hill. I didn’t see that one coming…


Trip statistics: 5,6km, 260 vertical meters, 1h:26m
Pictures (Iphone 13 Pro Max) from the walk:

Weekend 28-29 Jan 2023

Saturday & Sunday: On Saturday morning, I woke up and was fatigued out of this world. I managed to get up for breakfast but had to go to bed again and spent most of the day there.

Something was off by a mile!

Sunday wasn’t much better, and I had to muster energy to drive back to Sunnmøre. Driving conditions were not good. A mix of snow and rain.

This was clearly not according to plan! What the heck was going on? The complete shutdown came out of the blue and I wondered if I had gotten a virus or something. Fighting both a virus and bacteria at the same time isn’t my idea of fun.

Fortunately, things got better the next week…

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