21-Apr-2003 -- Easter holidays and 5 days off.
With exceptional nice weather this easter and temperatures going up to +20 Centigrade during daytime we found the opportunity to conquer a secondary confluence point. With my oldest son Thomas (22), who was back home on easter vacation from medical studies in Krakow (Poland), and his younger brother Magnus (soon 15) and my self (Frank/53) we took a daytrip to: N63.0000/E11.00000.
Starting out in Trondheim (155 000 inhabitants) at 0900 (local time) in the morning 21. apr. 2003, we drove 90 km southwards, passing the small village Singsås (2 km) where we parked our car with a friendly local farmer. We informed him about our mission and took off.
Unluckily we did not bring our ski's with us. We thought the very mild weather during the last 3 weeks had melted away all the snow up to 700 m height. We were WRONG. There was plenty of snow from around 400m height and we did not bring with us snowshoes either. After a short discussion we decided to continue, after all the weather was superb, and we had no hurry.
The local farmer had given us a hint about a snowscooter trail very close to our planned route. We found the trail and the scootertrack was strong enough to carry us without sinking down into the snow. We followed the track
around 3.5 km and walked on our feet whitout any problems. It was almost like white coloured asphalt. The last kilometer from where the trail ended and up to N63E11 (710 m height) was a struggel where we had to fight our way trough rotten snow and often sinking down to our crotch. After 2.5 hours we were there, at N63.0000/E11.0000 and took a short hour rest, having av meal and taking snapshots to document our conquest.
The trip back was 1 hour faster (downhill) even though we had to struggle the first km on our way back. This was indeed a memorable trip and we are allready planning our next conquest. Just guess where?