TOP 10 TRIPS 2006

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What are the rating metrics of a hike? Hard to say. But when I looked back on all of the trips and hikes in 2006, only a dozen or so, brought along emotions out of the ordinary. There was achievement, solitude, desire, fatigue, good company and many more elements. These were the top 10 trips in 2006:


1. Romsdalshorn 1550m Romsdalsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Aug 2006
  One of the most spectacular peaks in Norway. My second climb ever, together with Torill Berg and Tore Klokk. 5 rope lengths upwards and 5 rappels down.
2. Austerdalsberget 1657m Jostedalsbreen, Sogn og Fjordand, Norway Sep 2006
  A big adventure with Bjørn Eirik Hanssen and Ragnar Aasgaard, involving icefalls, glacier crossing, scrambling, belays, a spectacular campsite and a descent route from hell.
3. Emdalstindane 1452m Sunnmørsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Jul 2006
  A spectactular ridge traverse, along with Torill Berg, Svein A. Myhre and Einar Garshol. I will never forget this hike.
4. Bergetindane, Urfjellet 839m Haram, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Jun 2006
  The finest ridge traverse in Haram kommune. I did this hike solo in June, and returned with Torill Berg, Terje Bergset and Olav Lillebø in August. Next on the agenda is a winter traverse.
5. Urfjellet 1267m Sunnmørsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Jan 2006
  The first ski-trip in 2006, along with my good friend Petter Bjørstad. A wonderful peak, and I was "dead meat" after the final hill. My dog "Troll" came along on this top.
6. Romedalstinden 1295m Sunnmørsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Jul 2006
  Thick fog made me think I wouldn't make it to the top of this spectactular peak, but I rose above the fog and had a great summit visit along with some hikers from Ørsta.
7. Kolåstinden 1432m Sunnmørsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Apr 2006
  A very nice ski-trip (solo) to one of Sunnmøre's absolutely finest peaks.
8. Finnan 1786m Romsdalsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Jul 2006
  A marvellous traverse across Finnan and Alnestinden, ending with the very finest ski-descent from Alnestinden to Alnesreset. Skiing mates were a.o. Svein A. Myhre and Geir Ingebretsen. And the date was July 2!!!
9. Slogen 1564m Sunnmørsalpene, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Sep 2006
  No peace of mind until Slogen had been visited. After a wonderful trip to Jakta the day before, my dog "Troll" and my friend Terje Bergset visited Slogen on this great September day.
10. Øspetinden 1228m Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway Dec 2006
  A very strenuous hike to a splendid top, after two months of bad weather. I carried my little friend "Troll" up and down this mountain. I have seldom felt more tired, and it was a great reward to reach this top.