3.28.2010

Oop North


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Oh, and I've been keeping some other stuff close to my chest too. A plan's been hatching for some time now. I'll be heading back up North for some wild time in the first week of July. Yes you guessed correctly. Norway again. It's not out of my system yet. This time I aim to get really high. Not the height you measure in meters though. Oh no. The height you measure in degrees, minutes and seconds. Tickets are booked and I'm off to Hammerfest, a hair-raising 70° 39' 50” North, to catch up with my old mate Randulf. He plans to whisk me off to Seiland, a snaggle-toothed little island just across the water. What it lacks in altitude it makes up for in attitude. It may only rise to just over a 1000m at it's highest point, Seilandstuva which roughly translates as “ Seilands Tussock”, but it's home to Norway's Northern most glaciers, Seilandsjokelen and Nordmannsjokelen and the next thing to the North is Svalbard.

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