Post 165: 2 August 2017, Olden and the Hoven Loen Skylift.
Having taken some photographs from the restaurant viewing point area I carried on up a well defined path to a cairn. There were few people about.
Seeing sheep reminded me of Yorkshire, but these had bells on!
Just after the cairn a Norwegian couple came along with their 87 year old mother from Oslo. To say Norwegians are fit is an understatement. A bit further on she turned round and decided to descend on her own on what was a steep path down and then up at the end to the restaurant. The views were fab-u-lous.
Some glacial boulders looked as though they would roll if pushed down the mountain and some snow appeared.
I now had a summit in sight and I wanted to know what was on the other side and so carried on climbing. Reaching the summit the vegetation was interesting.
The views on the other side of the summit were impressive too. A volcanic plug?
It was now time to head down again and see if my wife had finished her coffee!
The views were excellent again
I arrived back at the cable car.
And then watched someone make a quicker descent than I would!
Meanwhile Celia and some cruise friends were enjoying their coffee, chat and view. I wonder if they thought I was a bit anti-social?! But who wouldn’t be for the views I had just seen?
THE BEST MILE I HAD EVER WALKED! SO MUCH IN SO SHORT A WALK.
I WAS NOW AT OVER 3,500 FEET THE HIGHEST I HAD EVER BEEN.
IT HAD TAKEN ME 65 YEARS TO GET THERE.
ENOUGH TO BRING ME TO TEARS.
I then met a couple who had spent 3.5 hours coming up the Via Ferrata which is near the cable car. Thats another story. But the bridge alone is enough to put me off, not to mention the near vertical climb clipped onto steel rope.
To see my descent in the cable car watch the 5 minute video on You Tube (search on my name David Maughan) or on Facebook:
OVER THE EDGE AND AT THE END A LADY IN RED.
I finished the day with a mile walk around Olden
Miles Walked: Only 2!