Wednesday, April 25, 2007

our friend Mack

the worlds most northerly brewery - Mack - and Tromsø's oldest pub apparently!! plenty of fabulous products, kept us warm and well fuelled on the easter escapade to the north, and this isnt all of them either...veldig smakful is all i can say!!

one for savouring!

21 years in the making and 7 years in the drinking (and it was a half bottle!) that was a very memorbable bottle of springbank, but all gone now - very enjoyable!! seriously recommend a browse in cadenheads for inspiration and stocking!

Quidi Vidi Brewing

All the way from Newfoundland - the "Icebergbeer"!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

pushing it ;~)

more cross country skiing back in the old favourite from fidjeland - a classic bit of combat skiing - stricktly speaking rather off piste - but this time on foot, not skis ;~) - jump!!

Monday, April 09, 2007


just around the corner from narvik we made out last official top tur of this easter trip up the rather stunning and noticable Rombakstøtta - a cosy lunch was had in the lee of a friendly rock while we kept an eye on the cloud coming and going, but the decision was made and we skied up to the col, took our skis off and walked up the final summit ridge - a very nice, if a little obscured, views even across into sweden - the nedkjøring was powderful and sweet

Thursday, April 05, 2007

marvelous Lyngen

thats the beach - those are our skis and there's even some blue sky - skiing from 0.3m above sea level...beautiful - our best weather on the whole trip - although it only lasted until 2pm by which time we were high on a glacier and unable to see anything - no summit that day as we slowly retraced our steps down Tafeltind....will just have to come back for a repeat of the valley of fear next year

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the best nedkjøring ever - perhaps 1km continuous powder up to you armpits ;-) daltindan - although, as ever no views from the top but some quality combat sking through the forests at the end and a heart in mouth moment on return to the car as we found that muggins had left the lights on - luckily the hirecar didnt let us down - phew!!