Longs Peak


Long Peak may not be the highest peak in Colorado, but it's definitely the most popular. Situated in the middle of Rocky Mountains National Park this mountain really dominates the sky, high above the neighboring mountains. The normal route (Keyhole) is not very difficult, but it's quite demanding in terms of distance and altitude.

Thursday, July 12, 2001 | Posted in , , , , | Read More »

Thunderstorms on Maroon Peak


Aspen is worldwide famous because of skiing. The Maroon Bells are maybe less known by foreigners, but most Americans will recognize these peaks as the most beautiful in the States together with Denali, Mt Rainier and the Tetons. I failed to bring sufficient equipment for this climb, hence I summited late in the afternoon in a terrible thunderstorm. My worst experience ever......(this article is in Norwegian language only)

Sunday, July 08, 2001 | Posted in , , , , | Read More »

Five days in the paradise of Fiji


I spent 4-5 days and nights on Beachcomber Island (Fiji) together with some other backpackers. The tiny island didn't offer much more than beach life, snorkeling, scuba diving and endless parties, but it was outrageous fun.....

Sunday, June 17, 2001 | Posted in , , | Read More »

Mount Kosciuszko


I just spent a few days in Australia on my world around trip. I flew into Sydney, continued on to Canberra and then to Thredbo, where I easily hiked up to Mount Kosciuszko (2228m), the highest mountain in mainland Australia.

Saturday, May 19, 2001 | Posted in , , , , , , | Read More »

Bali and Gunung Agung


Bali is certainly more than beautiful beaches and exciting nightlife. Bali also offer stunning sceneries with several volcanoes rising high above the lush green landscape and endless rice fields. In addition there are spectacular temples built on steep cliffs, and last but not least, Bali has a lot of art and culture to explore.

Saturday, May 12, 2001 | Posted in , , , , | Read More »

Island Peak


After a successful climb of Lobuje East (6.119m), the majority chose to go down to lower altitude in Pheriche (4240 m) to rest and recover before the climb of Island Peak.

Tuesday, April 24, 2001 | Posted in , , , , | Read More »

Death on Lobuche East


The first time I visited Nepal, in the autumn of 2000, I was mainly trekking at altitudes up to a maximum of 5.400 meters. When I returned to Nepal in the spring of 2001, I had only one wish; to get higher.

Monday, April 16, 2001 | Posted in , , , , | Read More »

72 days of backpacking in India


India was the start of my 11 months of backpacking around the world. Even though some people advised me to choose an easier country to start with, I didn't listen. I probably had some regrets the first few days in India. But despite of all the hassles, my passion for India only grew day by day. I'll be back....

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 | Posted in , , | Read More »

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