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Sweden

0.9 km (0.6 miles) E of Högbacka, Gävleborg, Sweden
Approx. altitude: 54 m (177 ft)
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Antipode: 61°S 163°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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(visited by Wolfgang Vogel and Silke Heilig)

28-Feb-2010 -- Heading north for a 3 week vacation up into the north of Sweden and down south via Norway back to Hamburg, we pack our car with sleeping bags, clothes for cold days on dog sledges and Nordic skis for a one week tour along the "Peer Gynt" trail. Traveling this way gives us the opportunity to stop by a confluence and intensely feel being out in the country while on holiday.

We had two options for reaching this confluence: Approaching by small streets not knowing which one will be the last street that has been cleared from snow or over the lake not knowing how thick the ice was built up during winter time. We pinned our hope on the second opportunity, parked the car in a parking lot very close to the lake at a highway and made our way with skis down the steep bank and across the water. The ice cracked from time to time, a beautiful sound and we didn't feel being in danger at any time. We approached in a direct line and being back on land very close to the lake finalized the spotting successfully.

Returning to the car we used the same tracks so we could enjoy a kind of nordic skiing feeling where no one else had been before or at least for quite a while.


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