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Bjørndalsfjellet and Dalsnuten – Photos

Today Charlie and I tackled our first two peaks in the “10 på Topp” challenge. Ten peaks to climb in Sandnes Kommune before November. Bjørndalsfjellet is 362m and Dalsnuten is 323m.

The path to Bjørndalsnuten
The path to Bjørndalsnuten
Mountain flower
Mountain flower
Looking south from close to the top of Bjørndalfjellet
Looking south from close to the top of Bjørndalfjellet
Bjørndalsfjellet summit
Bjørndalsfjellet summit
Charlie
Charlie
On the way down
On the way down
Beside the path to Dalsnuten
Beside the path to Dalsnuten
Looking back at Bjørndalsfjellet
Looking back at Bjørndalsfjellet
Towards Dalsnuten
Towards Dalsnuten
Charlie at the summit of Dalsnuten
Charlie at the summit of Dalsnuten
Along the fjord
Across the fjord
Stavanger
Stavanger
Heading down
Heading down
Temptation.....
Giving in to temptation…

Lifjell and Nonsfjedlet

 

Charlie and I climbed Lifjell as the fifth of our 10 på Topp challenge. It runs until November, so we’ll have to get our walking boots on a bit more regularly if we want to complete the ten by then. The weather recently has been beautiful. Marion and I have been taking advantage of the late summer sunshine as often as possible, so lower down the page, there are also some photos of our walk up Nonsfjedlet.

Before the climb
Before the climb
Fantastic fungi
Fantastic fungi
The track winds up the fellside and then straightens out
The track winds up the fellside and then straightens out

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This mast isn't very beautiful, but it is the reason this climb is so straightforward. It's a wide track all the way up.
This mast isn’t very beautiful, but it is the reason this climb is so straightforward. There’s a wide track all the way up for vehicles.
I found it difficult to capture, but the further reaches of the archipelago were swathed in mist, islands rising from a sea of cloud.
I found it difficult to capture, but the further reaches of the archipelago were swathed in mist, islands rising up from a sea of cloud.

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So much sky
So much sky
And with Marion, a few days later, I climbed Nonsfjedlet
And with Marion, on a much clearer day, I climbed Nonsfjedlet
Looking over Ålgård
Looking over Ålgård
Half way up
Half way up
Layer upon layer
Layer upon layer

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I was fascinated by the flowing shapes of the rocks
I was fascinated by the flowing shapes of the rocks
And the fledgling clouds that streaked the sky
And the fledgling clouds that streaked the sky
But my eyes (and my camera lens) kept coming back to the mountains fading into the distance
But my eyes (and my camera lens) kept coming back to the mountains fading into the distance
And then back down
And then back down