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Flying Visit

By Phil on 2015.07.31 In Norway

After nights of mountain huts and wild camps, it was only right we continued our accommodation standards and booked our final 3 nights in the Radisson in Stavanger. Though don’t think anything will live up to the 1000 star plus accommodation we experienced on Hardangervidda and Trolltunga.

A twist of fate provided me with the opportunity of meeting up with my Fjällräven Polar mate Jostein before he left Stavanger for Oslo, so we arranged to meet up for a few drinks at their local skydiving drinking den along with his friend Britt Victoria who taught me how to fly her plane last year when I visited Jostein. Despite Jostein’s attempts to get me drunk enough to agree to go skydiving this weekend with Britt Victoria and some friends in BV’s plane, I decided to decline their kind offer and wait until Jostein is around himself to do it with me. So I escaped skydiving yet again, for now! Although it was only flying visit reunion it was great to catch up with them both and tell them about our adventure so far.

Stavanger looks to be a great place as we wondered through the city. There was an American car convention and a huge cruise ship docked right in the middle of the harbour. Looking forward to exploring more of Stavanger over next few days as we use it as our base.

This morning we decided on a shorter hike to help us recover from our drinks last night and got the ferry over to Oanes and headed to do a hike up Uburen.

It’s been a stunning day and much hotter than previous days so a good job we didn’t have a big hike to do. Was also great not carrying as much rucksack weight as we have done all week.

The views from the summit of Uburen were once again stunning. I don’t think Norway do bad views. I have yet to see one in all my visits. I just love this country!

Time to get ready for a Friday night in Stavanger on a glorious summer night.

Farvel for nå

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Welcome to my blog about hiking, trekking, Fjällräven Polar 2014, in fact anything where you require boots and the outdoors.

My name is Phil, and following my outdoor epiphany which started in the summer of 2012 I’m now hooked on everything outdoors. So far my biggest treks have included the 250km Cathar Way, the 170km Tour du Mont Blanc and best of all, winning 1st place to take part in the Fjällräven Polar in April 2014.

I plan to use this blog to write about all my adventures, which will include my personal goal of becoming a Munroist (completing all 282 Scottish Munro mountains), summer treks, weekends in the Lakes and many more.

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