21-Aug-2004 -- When I started to my trip to Norway and Sweden in the middle of August, I had not read the CP-report of Peter Scharfenberg from July this year. But it seemed we both followed the same strategy to approach the venture.
The best way to reach 65°N 14°E in Norway is from Sweden. I left the car north of Stora Blasjön on a rest area at the shore of the lake Leipikvattnet. The navigator showed a linear distance of nearly 11km to the CP and I started my trip at 8:15. A footpath is leading north to the mountain-lake Rörsjön and further to the Norwegian border. Before reaching the lake, I decided to climb over the timberline and to walk along the north-eastern edge of the Rörsjöfjället and the Noeresfiellie in Norway (for the better view).
On 700m there was the first meeting with an unexpected obstacle: Masses of blueberries! It took at least 20 minutes to overcome this obstacle, not without leaving unambiguous violet traces …
For the next 7 km I followed the mountain edge on circa 800m with impressive views over the lake Ovrejaevrie into the bordering Børgefjell national park. After nearly 5 hours walk and overcoming the ridge of the Dåeriesbahkoe, the mighty shape of the mountain Getsklumpen appeared. The CP 65°N 14°E is situated on the north-eastern edge of this mountain.
The navigator showed still 4,2 km to go, and the next obstacle was waiting: The river Beinvasselva. I had to make a steep descent to the river valley and to find a crossover. The river was not easy to reach through the dense shrubbery, and it did not take long to recognize that there was no crossing without getting wet. So I took off my boots, socks and trousers so I could keep my clothes and baggage dry by wading through the water. On the other side I hurried up getting redressed, but I could not avoid that a few mosquitoes and biting flies took advantage of the situation.
I climbed up again to circle the Getsklumpen above the timberline. I found the CP on 630 m in one of the many small dells along the north-eastern edge. It was 15:00 already when I took the photos and not much time left for a short lunch break and to prepare for the way back.
From the mountain-trail I could spot wide marshy areas with only a little woodland near the shoreline of the river Orrelva and the lake Ovrejaevrie (also known as Orvatnet), and I decided to take this hopefully easier track for my way back to the car.
I was lucky with the decision. Most of the way led over softly moss-pads, convenient for the tired feet. Like further up in the mountains, “path-finding” relieved the progress: Traces of the native hoofed animals showed the most accessible passages. It was even possible to cross the mouth of the river Beinvasselva, utilising the mosaic of rocks, and I could afford another short break on the sandy beach of the lake Ovrejaevrie.
I reached the car at 21:15, quite exhausted after a 13 hours trip of overall 26 km. Indispensable for the success: The Flällkartan Z1 (Stekenjokk-Gäddede, scale 1 : 100.000) and a reliable pair of wellingtons.