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Snow conditions in Norway ?

Postby PeterCorneliusSpaeth » Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:09 am

Hi,
any idea how much snow is left in Jotunheimen,
Hurrungane or in the Romsdal region ?
Best Regards, Peter
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Postby chris.mueller » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:13 pm

See Turtagro Webcam. Friend of ours climbed Galdhöppigen some weeks ago and there was a lot of snow.

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Re: Hurrungane

Postby PeterCorneliusSpaeth » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:08 pm

chris.mueller wrote:See Turtagro Webcam. Friend of ours climbed Galdhöppigen some weeks ago and there was a lot of snow.

Chris



Thanks Chris.

Danke Chris. Schaut ähnlich berauschend wie 2005 um dieselbe Zeit aus.
Beim Galdhöppigen war das zwar ok (ist 'eh ein Schneehatscher) aber am
Storen waren wir abgeblitzt.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:50 pm

There are snow patches at 20 m in North Norway
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Postby chris.mueller » Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:49 am

Bin auch mal gespannt. Auf den Storen zu kommen wäre schon schön. Wir haben im Moment Norweger zu Besuch. Werde mal fragen, wie die die Lage einschätzen.

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Postby Jimmie » Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:47 pm

A lot of snow for this time of year. (More than in 2006 but about the same as in 2005)

Check out the pics in this thread for what the snow conditions were like 30. June in the area around Leirvassbu (just east of Hurrungane): http://www.fjellforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=9108

The snow is apparently firm/hard, but this might be due to a lot of cloudy weather in June. (No good weather in site yet). The snow conditions in Hurrungane are probably the same as in these pics. The skiing season is (almost) over, but the hiking season hasn't really started yet. Ridges and summits will most likely be free of snow.

You will need an iceaxe for almost all summits in western Jotunheimen this season. Crampons might also be needed.
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Postby Sebastian Hamm » Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:20 pm

Würde mich auch interessieren. Ich bin vom 21.07 - 05.08 in Norwegen.
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Postby chris.mueller » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:12 pm

Vielleicht sehen wir uns, Sebastian. Ich bin ab 21. Juli in Turtagro, Hurrungane.

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Postby PeterCorneliusSpaeth » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:25 am

Erik S wrote:A lot of snow for this time of year. (More than in 2006 but about the same as in 2005)

You will need an iceaxe for almost all summits in western Jotunheimen this season. Crampons might also be needed.


Thanks Eric. Axes and crampons packed, anyhow.
Added the long gaitors as well ;-)
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