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Leirdalen (1)

October 8, 2009

Continued from:
Conquering a Mountain
Galdhöpiggen (1)
Galdhöpiggen (2)

Here are photos from Leirdalen, the beautiful valley we camped at while climbing Galdhöpiggen and doing other activities.

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The first four photos are from my cell phone. They are from our very first climb, the one we did just a few minutes after raising our tent. We saw a summit that we wanted to reach – immediately – and off we went.

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Johannes at a mountain stream. In “fjällen” you see these everywhere.

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And often you don’t even need to bring a water bottle. Drinking cold, pure, mountain glacier water, there’s nothing better. Jehoshua agrees.

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Reaching the summit. We got high enough to reach the clouds (the guys are sitting in one). The photo is slightly photoshopped.

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Here are three photos of our camp, from different angles.

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Our tent is the green one.  It was a tent made for 14 persons. We were 4… and very comfortable.

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Same camp, different perspective.

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Mattias contemplating by the campsite river one early morning. Later we washed up in these waters. It was ice cold, and when I say ice cold – it was ice cold!!!  The pain was wonderfully intense. The only way to stand it was to scream your head off.

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The old bridge leading in to the valley.

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Our surrounding mountains, and the above mentioned river.

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From another angle, with some old farm houses.

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This long mountain stream was just above our camp. It had a fairly big waterfall. For five days I had though about climbing up to it, but I never got the chance…

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… until the last day. After I literally had been running up the steep hill I met up with three other hikers.

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One of them took this shot. It’s not Rocky, it’s me. But… I felt like Rocky!

More to come…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Belle permalink
    October 9, 2009 10:27

    Hi mr Balboa… 🙂

    It’s amazing that you took this trip with your son!!!! Boy, it looks like quit an adventure!!!
    Also the pics are soooooooooo breathtaking….
    One word : WOW!

    • October 9, 2009 10:43

      Thanks Belle! Always such kind words. Not always well deserved… but I thank you nonetheless. 😉

      • Belle permalink
        October 9, 2009 11:48

        come come…Don’t be so modest! 🙂

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