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Norway based geologist with a strong affinity for ice climbing and arctic research.

Trondheim/ Longyearbyen

Best Climbing Experience
Nirvana in a snowstorm. Three glorious, full length pitches of WI4+ on rarely formed ice, unbeatable.

Any days chopping ice in 'the valley'.

First ascents in Gauladalen... Drive. Stop. Climb. Repeat until out of ice.

Bailing off 50% of ice routes in Rogaland cause the conditions are so crap, but remembering you are only there to avoid a weekend parking fine.

Evening first ascents under the northern lights in Harstad.

Expeditions to Hornsund, Bjørnøya and Hopen.

Romsdalshorn in the rain.

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
How so much better the conditions in Oppdal are, on Jamie's Valdres threads.

Recent Postings

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 98 crags, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Broomhill Quarry, Westminster Arms Quarry (Malvern), Mer de Glace, Preikestolen, Hell, Kjelhusåsen, Innerdalstaarnet, Storvola, Storfjellet, Trollstein ... plus 88 more

Interests Outside Climbing
Firearms & Competition Shooting
Geological Mapping
Arctic Research

About My Photography
Average would be an overstatement. I like black and white.

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