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a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"


Postby litljortindan » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:44 am

Date walked: 03/06/2001

Time taken: 4

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 500m

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The view of A that really did make me go "ooh". That's the pub on the left.

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A good path beside Agvatnet but it gets quite adventurous along the way.

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Mannen (left) and Gjertindan to the south west.

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On the way up the zig-zags to the bealach or whatever that is in Norwegian.

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The village of A (pronounced "ooh", not "ah") at the head of the loch. Ah, I hear you say. Or possibly not.

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View to the west coast. From here I could look up the south ridge of Mengelsdalstinden (will add photo when I find it -in an album somewhere) BUT I got really unnerved about ascending after going just a short distance. It was steep and exposed and wet grass without a path there. Later I discovered that someone had died there the week before. A bullet dodged I wonder. It's the right hand ridge line on the first pic. Doesn't look much but a slip either side and you are not going to stop very easily.

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The uninviting (to me) ridge.

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View east.

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Overview from photo album.

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map -if you go south a bit.

Now that I've looked at the map again that ridge to Mengelsdalstinden seems even more off-putting as it is labelled skytefelt, apparently meaning artillery range. I also recall remarking to someone after I got back from this ten day trip that it was never very relaxing on the hill tops as there is such a high proportion of steep ground compared to Scottish hills.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:52 am

I thought I recognised the first photo! We camped at A (pronounced Ooh!), many many years ago

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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby jmarkb » Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:21 pm

Nice! Have you been watching Twin on BBC4? Reine, Svolvaer and Unstad beach all feature heavily.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby litljortindan » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:16 pm

jmarkb wrote:Have you been watching Twin on BBC4? Reine, Svolvaer and Unstad beach all feature heavily.


I've not seen it but thanks for pointing it out. Now I have to reconnect my catch up tv but I can't get the wps button to work, I don't have an ethernet cable and I probably can't remember what I reset the broadband password to. So it may take some time.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby litljortindan » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:23 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:I thought I recognised the first photo! We camped at A (pronounced Ooh!), many many years ago

Tim


Do any walking from there?
I have a better photo of the same scene but with the pub and fishing huts in front.
Also just remembered that I discovered A to be a bit feudal. The guy who ran the A hostel back then, or possibly one of his serfs, pointed out that he owned most of the village too.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby litljortindan » Sat May 09, 2020 8:49 pm

Added a bit. Found the photo of A I was looking for but had to take a photo of it as I'd have to peel it out of its album if I wanted to scan it which would basically ruin the photo so I guess it's stuck in there for good. I do have hundreds of unsorted negatives so that would give me something else to do.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby litljortindan » Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:37 pm

jmarkb wrote:Nice! Have you been watching Twin on BBC4? Reine, Svolvaer and Unstad beach all feature heavily.

Twin was great but disappointed that no-one climbed any hills.
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:32 pm

I somehow missed this first time around, but now I've looked at it, it was all "ooh" and "ah". Absolutely stunning!

PS I think your care with long steep wet grassy slopes is well founded - at least, I share your concern about the potential for long, unplanned, rapidly accelerating journeys!!
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Re: a walk to make you go "Ooh" "Ah"

Postby litljortindan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:34 pm

Alteknacker wrote:I somehow missed this first time around, but now I've looked at it, it was all "ooh" and "ah". Absolutely stunning!

PS I think your care with long steep wet grassy slopes is well founded - at least, I share your concern about the potential for long, unplanned, rapidly accelerating journeys!!


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