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Norway : Sogn og Fjordane

7.9 km (4.9 miles) SSE of Borlo, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Approx. altitude: 1518 m (4980 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 61°S 172°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North #3: View South #4: View East #5: View West #6: GPS registration #7: Is that a mountain bear, or just a rock? #8: Martin at his first confluence point #9: The large reindeer horn 100 m south of the c.p. #10: Reindeer? #11: Sweet crowberries

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  61°N 8°E (visit #3) (secondary) 

#1: Confluence point

(visited by John Dag Hutchison and Martin Ravndal Hauge)

10-Sep-2012 -- Having read the reports of the last two visits to the confluence point we realized that this would be easy. We set out from Oslo around eight in the morning and was ready to start walking at about half past twelve from Breistølen. The weather was good, cloudy and temperatures around ten centigrades. We had a printout of the first visitors' map, followed the narrow road for a couple of kilometers and continued on the DNT trail up the Stardøla valley to a point where the c.p. was about 90 degrees to the right of the valley. From there it was a very steep and cumbersome climb through a scree, a terrain consisting mainly of large and small boulders ground by glaciers thousands of years ago.

When we started the climb our GPS went wild. It indicated distances and directions which were far from correct. Up on the top of the mountain it worked all right again. By then it was raining and blowing, two to four centigrades resulting in cold and stiff fingers which made it difficult finding the zeros for the c.p. and getting good pictures. We settled for 2 m.

On the way up we passed the same reindeer horn as the last visitor. To the north of the c.p. we also noticed a rock formation which looked like a bear.

It took us about two and a half hour to reach the confluence point which told us once and for all that retired professors and bureaucrats cannot compete with the young and virile.

After some food and luke varm (no longer hot) chocolate we found it much easier to descend by going south in the direction of Starsjøen. Down there we hit the DNT trail and had an easy return to the car.

About a hundred meters south of the confluence point we found a much bigger reindeer horn. And across the valley we spotted 10 - 15 reindeer which we photographed at a distance of a kilometer or more. Back home, enlarging the pictures, revealed just sheep....


 All pictures
#1: Confluence point
#2: View North
#3: View South
#4: View East
#5: View West
#6: GPS registration
#7: Is that a mountain bear, or just a rock?
#8: Martin at his first confluence point
#9: The large reindeer horn 100 m south of the c.p.
#10: Reindeer?
#11: Sweet crowberries
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