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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (6) The Besseggen ridge

This last day in Jotunheimen was devoted to the ridge of Besseggen, Norway’s most famous mountain hike. We chose the most common...

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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (5) Leirvassbu to Gjendebu

Any mountain hiker is accustomed to walking uphill, behind the next peak there is always one more. This hike violates that convention. It...

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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (4) Spiterstulen to Leirvassbu

This is a great trip in a wide valley with a number of peaks over 2,000 metres on all sides. Nature is powerful here.   This article was...

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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (3) Spiterstulen to Galdhøpiggen

Norway’s highest peak is normally climbed from the mountain lodges of Juvasshytta or Spiterstulen. We had stayed on the latter and...

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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (2) Glitterheim to Spiterstulen

Yesterday had been a long hike from Gjendesheim and we saw no reason to conquer the Glittertind peak today. Therefore we took the route...

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Hikes in Jotunheimen, Norway (1) Gjendesheim to Glitterheim

This is the first of six articles from my hikes in Jotunheimen (literally “Home of Giants”), a large mountainous area in...

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South America 1988 (30) – Chile (6) – Impressions

Finally in this diary from Chile I will, as before, try to write down a few summarising views and impressions from what we experienced...

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South America 1988 (29) – Chile (5) – The central parts

Back to central Chile for the last two weeks before the long way home from South America.   Tuesday 09.02.1988, Puerto Montt –...

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South America 1988 (28) – Chile (4) – The German South

We are taking a closer look at the towns, lakes and islands in the German south.   Tuesday 02.02.1988, Puerto Varas We did a long jump...

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South America 1988 (27) – Chile (3) – The Lake District

Moving south from Santiago to the Lake District, an active volcano and a vacation within the vacation.   Saturday 23.01.1988, Concepción...

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South America 1988 (26) – Chile (2) – Santiago

We had some relaxing days in the capital of Chile. It was a wonderful city, much to see and with lovely summer weather.   Sunday...

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South America 1988 (25) – Chile (1) – The North

Peace and prosperity in northern Chile: After 36 hours on the train from Bolivia we had a belated arrival in a country very unlike its...

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South America 1988 (24) – Bolivia (4) – Impressions

13 days in Bolivia was unexpectedly little. Even less expected was the fact that we did not get anywhere but La Paz. Like I have said...

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South America 1988 (23) – Bolivia (3) – Leaving the country

Moving from Bolivia to Chile on the coast of the Pacific Ocean was no easy matter. For us it involved a long train ride across the...

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South America 1988 (22) – Bolivia (2) – Next days in La Paz

Our next few days in La Paz were actually quite lazy with little happening.   Monday 04.01.1988, La Paz Money exchanging: We went into the...

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South America 1987 (21) – Bolivia (1) – The Road to Bolivia

This is my story about the trip from Puno on Lake Titicaca across the Bolivian Altiplano on the road to the city of presumable peace – La...

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South America 1987 (20) – Peru (7) – Impressions

Like in Brazil and Ecuador we stayed in Peru approximately a month (32 days) and I would like to summarise some impressions from our stay....

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South America 1987 (19) – Peru (6) – Puno and Lake Titicaca

Puno, Titicaca and reed boats: The next leg of our journey through South America went to the town of Puno, right on the world’s highest...

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South America 1987 (18) – Peru (5) – Machu Picchu

Finally, one of the highlights of this South American journey was coming up. We were going to visit Machu Picchu. In addition we’re going...

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South America 1987 (17) – Peru (4) – First days in Cuzco

Christmas was coming up and we wanted to press on into the mountainous southern Peru, and away from Lima. We flew to Cuzco, the ancient...

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South America 1987 (16) – Peru (3) – Lima

Lima, and the long journey to get there: After a month in Ecuador we returned to Peru. We spent two days nearly continuously on buses from...

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South America 1987 (15) – Ecuador (5) – Impressions

More than a month (33 days) in Ecuador was much more than we expected when we arrived here, not to talk of what we said before arriving in...

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South America 1987 (14) – Ecuador (4) – Towns in the Andes

After spending more than three weeks in the capital of Ecuador we turned south in the Andes Mountains to visit a string of mountain towns...

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South America 1987 (13) – Ecuador (3) – Quito

We spent most of the following three weeks on an intensive Spanish language course in Quito, with a few breaks in between.   Monday...

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South America 1987 (12) – Ecuador (2) – Otavalo

This is my story from the world’s most famous Amerindian market town, Otavalo, and a very interesting guided trip to the villages...

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