Saturday: Today, we were in for a really, really nice ski-trip together with Anne’s friend Kjersti. We drove from Sogndal to Årdal and then up the road towards Tyin. We parked between lakes Biskopsvatnet and Torolmen. The main goal wasn’t really decided. We just wanted to go skiing.
Let me rephrase that. I wanted to get as many pf100 tops as possible realistically 1, optimistically 3. Anne would come along as long as she felt up for it and Kjersti said she would just tag along.
The terrain in the beginning was both fun and slightly complex…
The first goal was just to get up to lake Biskopsvatnet – which is not the same lake (with the same name) that was close to our trailhead!
On our way up, we were passed by a group of snow scooters. Anne decided to have a chat with them, and they turned out to be a mix of Police and Red Cross patrol – out on a training mission.
We missed the natural route to the lake and were now on our way up the ridge east of the lake. This is when I proposed that we should just continue to Krekahøgdi and then take it from there. It was crystal clear in my mind that we would go for all the 3 tops and I’m sure the girls realized it too…
The terrain was perfect for mountain skis.
Shortly after, we were on top of our first top – Krekahøgdi!
The views were quite alright!
It didn’t take long to agree on continuing towards Krekanosi – the highest of the tops surrounding the lake. The distances between the tops were quite short. I decided to lead on and find the way down from Krekahøgdi…
And then we were on our way to Krekanosi…
It didn’t take long before we reached the final hill.
And top #2 was in the bag…
I noticed Suletinden in the distance, visited approx. 1 month earlier. A very nice ski-trip!
Now it was only obvious that we also had to visit Biskopsnosi on our way back, and we began our descent of Krekanosi.
We crossed lake Biskopsvatnet on our way to Biskopsnosi.
Getting 3 pf100 tops on this trip was a huge bonus! I didn’t really expect that when this trip was planned.
The views were somewhat a bonus too…
Next, we descended towards lake Biskopsvatnet.
Back in the valley we came up, we followed our tracks for a while, until they faded out (melted by the sun). Instead of paying attention to the GPS, we just went where we *thought* we had skied up. Which turned out to be wrong. And so, we ended up in unfamiliar terrain – with obstacles.
Anne got to test some Telemark turns. With my narrow skis, I didn’t even consider it…
When we reached difficult snow, I was not happy…
Eventually, we got on the right track and when we reached the terrain I called aggravating on the way up, it was pure fun going down…
Obstacles can be fun!
Then we got out of the canyons and could head back to the car. It was altogether a most enjoyable trip!
Trip statistics: 19,1km, 950 vertical meters, 6h:00m
Pictures (Canon EOS RP/Iphone 13 Max Pro) from the trip: