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Opportunity Oppdal

By Phil on 2015.03.13 In General

Just over two weeks ago I went to visit my friend Inger in Norway, along with my Fjallraven Polar friend Tuija from Finland. Inger should have been with us in Fjallraven Polar 2014, but had to withdraw a few weeks before due to a bad knee injury. Me and my fellow 18 Polarists were devastated with the news Inger had to pull out, as we had all got to know each other virtually leading up to the Polar. Even though we had never met each other, we all felt her pain and loss to our group.

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Thankfully Inger’s knee has now fully recovered and she has now been chosen to go on this year Polar! So we are so pleased she will finally get to experience what she should have done with us last April.

Despite not meeting Inger last year, we have all stayed in constant contact and Inger kindly offered an open invite to us to visit her and her family in her home town of Oppdal in Norway and spend some time in her family cabin in the mountains for some snowshoeing, ski touring, snowmobiling and chilling making waffles. After I booked my flights, Tuija decided she would join me so off we went!

And what a time we had! It’s hard to put into words the time we spent with Inger and family, so I’m not going to waffle on with a daily account of what we did and instead just let the photos do the talking. We took so many photo I have tried to pick the best from our days there along with a video montage at the end showing more photos.

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You can see more photos in the following video montage:

As you can see from the photos, it’s easy to see why Inger is always smiling from ear to ear when you see her in the mountains with her dogs. Me and Tuija never stopped smiling the whole time we were there with Inger, her family and dogs. We felt so lucky to have the opportunity to finally meet Inger in person and spend quality time with her in the environment she loves. I can’t wait to go back very soon!

Photos are a combination taken by Tuija, Inger and myself

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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.

I like to try and make my blog posts humorous so I hope you enjoy reading and that I can put a smile on people’s faces while showing you some amazing places.

If you have any questions about the blog or the places I'm writing about, don't hesitate to contact me on: phil@philyourboots.com

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