Norway: Today, we are trekkers

We did two hikes in Norway – the first was to Prekeistolen; the second was to Trolltunga.

Prekeistolen (Pulpit Rock) was a chill climb with an epic end point – a steep cliff with a plateau overlooking Lysefjorden. The paths were easy, and we took 4 hours for a round trip. In return, we were treated to panoramic views and an epic lunch stop (albeit overpopulated with tourists).

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And of course, we took the classic tourist photo.

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Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue) was a milestone achievement – 22km round trip, 10 hours, 900m ascent. Our destination was a Pride-Rock-lookalike hanging out of a mountain overlooking lake Ringedalsvatnet. 

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To get there, we climbed up 410m in the first 1.5km via the stairwell of a funicular that no longer operates (we died here), trekked through various types of snow, scrambled over rocks, and crossed mini-streams.

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By the time we walked down the funicular stairs at 9PM, my knees were wobbling at every step. I thought we deserved an award. But a hot pot of maggi mee would equally suffice.

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Of course, things were a walk in the park for our navigator-leader-motivator-rinjaniclimber Yip.

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