Icy gorge

On another afternoon of Artistic flying competition, the group of Formation Skydiving judges went for a walk around the lake the other way from the hotel that I had explored.  It started out quite innocuous with wide, snow free, flat paths through the woods.


We crossed another tributary river to the lake, on a bridge which has little section where you can stop and admire the view without being in the way of the passing traffic (not that there was much passing traffic on the day of our walk!).

After this it started getting a little bit more icy.  We crossed a gorge with a narrow stream and from the bridge you can see there was still plenty of ice clinging on to the sides of rock.

Some of the party ventured down the icy path to the bottom, I choose not to because of the shoes I was wearing.  We then came to Bordalsgjelet, the waterfall we were aiming for.  It was again a little icy, but it was less steep and fence was a bit sturdier, so I ventured on.


And it was well worth it!  The depth of the gorge probably means it gets less direct sunlight in April than other parts, so the snowmelt hadn’t quite reached the sides.

I’m sure it is quite a sight in summer too and a hike there in July is likely to be less fraught with danger!

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