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torsteinskage 28. mai 2004.The morning began with a cloudy horizon, scattered blue sky above us and a flat light. Priority number 1 this morning was to check out the mountains at the end of the glacier. We sat course for the mountain we referred to as Istind (Ice Peak).
The pitch up to the ridge was steep. At least 50 degrees. It was clear that Torstein and Per Ove meant to use the rope. Petter seemed determined to come along. Jan-Frode and I was going back and forth, but decided to pass.
[...] we could see that the guys on Istind were coming back down. We saw Torstein and Per Ove heading towards Ebeth, aiming for the west face. I had assumed the south ridge was the natural access point, but these guys clearly saw the opportunity for a marvellous run down on skis. I headed towards Torstein and Per Ove. We learned that the snow above the place where they hit the Istind ridge was unstable, and that they all had agreed to cancel the project. It had taken them 2,5 hours to advance to the ridge and one rope length above the ridge. I took a quick look at the mountain and decided to go somewhere else. Per Ove yelled down to me and asked me where the hell I was going. "It's not steep!", he added. In pure shame, I put on the crampons and headed up the mountain. Above me, I could see that Per Ove had taken his skis off. Torstein was already way above him. Then I hit the crevasse with hard blue ice. I hadn't a very good grip on the ice axe, and the crampons weren't biting quite as good as I wanted them to. I continued for another pitch and looked up. It didn't look all that steep, even if I realized it was at least 50 degrees.  I looked down and confirmed that it was steep indeed. Per Ove and Torstein soon reached the summit, and we could see them building a cairn. 10 minutes later, Torstein was backtracking face in with two axes, making sure every step was secure. Meanwhile, Per Ove (the madman) was gearing up for a run down on skis. It didn't take Per Ove long to be back down. It took Torstein at least 30 more minutes to reach the less steep section of the wall. #watkinsmountains #eastgreenland #G4 #grønland #goodmemories #godeminner #thosewerethedays #telemark #climbing #ebethfjeld
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torsteinskage 27. mai 2004. Øst-Grønland. "Torstein began the morning activities 04:00AM. After 10 minutes, we could hear a bird singing. I blamed him for waking up absolutely *everyone*. Torstein and Per Ove was heading back to Anita Fjeld, this time to reach the summit. The snow conditions on the mountain called for a very early start. The further plan was that Ståle would join them after the ascent, and they would all head up to Brekruna. Per Ove and Torstein brought along the VHF radio and they agreed to make the call 08:00AM.

They were leaving 05:00AM sharp. At this point, the name Anita Fjeld hadn't been assigned yet, and I launched the name "Wachiichi". Torstein gave me a confused look, and I explained that the name was native American inspired, and meant "White men on sharp ridge with shivering knees". Torstein had a good laugh. Another one of those silly jokes that worked well inside the tent.

There was only noise on the VHF radio 08:00AM, but 15 minutes later, we could see Torstein and Per Ove headed towards Brekruna. They had reached Anita Fjeld summit 06:55PM. Ståle left camp 08:35AM.
Torstein, Ståle and Per Ove returned from a successful ascent of Brekruna. All of them had run on skis down from the very summit. In addition, Per Ove and Torstein had successfuly ascended Anita Fjeld. They were pretty excited about the climb, the views and the run down on skis. While Petter and I had carefully manoeuvered around the crevasses on the way to Brekruna, the other guys of course had to run between them. I could tell from their faces that they had enjoyed every second of the day so far." - words by Arnt Flatmo
Jeg var fast bestemt på å gi fjellet navn etter min kone. På toppen, i det jeg skal ta dette opp med Per Ove, begynner han å fortelle sitt forestående augustbryllup. Jeg skjønner umiddelbart tegningen og det er en selvfølge at POO skal få lov til å navngi fjellet etter sin tilkomne Anita som en gave til henne. Fin liten vri på morgenkvisten der, altså :-) http://www.westcoastpeaks.com/Peaks/g4_2705.html
#watkinsmountains #grønland #gunnbjørnsfjeld #G4 #greenland #eastgreenland #telemark #anitafjeld
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  •   torsteinskage @staaarphoto Husker du?? :-) 3d
  •   staaarphoto Husker veldig godt. satt nettopp å tenkte på en ny tur med diett a la Skage & Bjørstad som en motVEKT til min vekt. Lange motbakker, tung pulk, tynn luft, rikelig med minusgrader om natten, 1500 kilometer til nærmeste trøstecola, og en -1 - sportsbar til lunsj. Dypfryst havregrøt til frokost. Luft, vind og ingenting til middag. Randoski, høydemeter og melkesyre til dessert. To uker med slikt er langt å foretrekke fremfor to måneder med gulrøtter og vann. 3d

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torsteinskage 26. mai 2004, Øst-Grønland. Kort flyttedag og to nye topper besøkt. Så en utrolig flott pyramideformet topp som jeg ville kapre og gi navnet Ebeth fjeld til ære for min kone. Tre av oss gikk mot pyramidetoppen mens de tre andre gikk mot det vi kalte Brekruna. Markant temperaturøkning ifht ved Gunnbjørnsfjeld. Fra leiren så vi også mot målet vårt, den ubesøkte brearmen vi senere døpte Bergen gletcher. Fjell merket med sort tekst var dem vi besteg den påfølgende uken.
POO, @staaarphoto og jeg avbrøt pyramidetoppen pga ustabil snø på toppflanken sent på dagen. Jeg var fast bestemt på å bestige toppen. Så følg med i morgen :-) #watkinsmountains #grønland #G4 #greenland #eastgreenland
http://www.westcoastpeaks.com/Peaks/g4_2605.html
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Normal Tonje Bøe Birkeland

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torsteinskage 23. mai 2004. Andrebestigning av "Peak Bergen", 3263 moh, Øst-Grønland, sammen med Per Ove Oppedal. Vi gav det navnet Peak Bergen der og da, men oppdaget v retur til Norge at det hadde vært besteget tidligere. #secondascent #watkinsmountains #greenland #eastgreenland #G4 #grønland #goodmemories #godeminner #thosewerethedays #telemark #climbing
More pics and info at http://www.westcoastpeaks.com/Peaks/g4_2305.html
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matteodellabordella Sunrise on the Scoresby Sund fjord, Greenland. This fjord, 350km long is considered the longest fjord in the world and it is for sure one of the wildest and most spectacular places I have ever seen.

#Greenland #sunrise #tb #thegreatsharkhunt #climbandkayak #scoresbysund #eastgreenland #landscape #ragnidilecco #adidasoutdoor #expedition #byfairmeans @adidasita
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Normal Majken Andreassen

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X-Pro II Anders Vigstrup

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anningand Blomsterbugten i Grønlands Nationalpark. Her fik jeg virkelig følelsen af at være i live. Ukendte, fantastiske fjorde deroppe nordpå. En skam at så få nogensinde kommer til at se dem. Dog også positivt for mig, da de så forbliver mine :) #nunaga #eastgreenland #nationalpark #wonderland #summer #2015 #mountains #colors #iloveit 4w

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