'The Long Walk' :))
I’ve walked a few kilometers, in a few different places on the earth, but none have destroyed me like this one did. 2,800 steps, just over 1km long, over 450 meters high, nowhere to go but keep going down and with 15kg packs on our backs trying to topple us over with each step. Muscles I never knew I had were born and died again……and I was only half way down,haha,:)).
That is our car in the car park below, we left it there two nights ago. This old disused rail track is the last kilometer in a 22km round trip, 1,200 meters up into the mountains, to get on top of the fjord. It was brutal, it was barren and the sun raged at over 33 degrees for 16 hours a day without a cloud in the sky or a shadow for shade. I won’t lie, we weren’t prepared for such a harsh environment, but there was one thing that saved us. That was the endless supply of glacial melt water flowing in streams and waterfalls to fill our water bottles in. Even if you couldn’t see one, you could drink freely because you knew there was one around the next corner, or over the next ridge.
I have to admit though, it’s a cool feeling to know you’ve made a trek to see such an epic sight that not to many people have seen. It truly was an amazing experience, and I learned things about myself, but this last long walk, really gave me a kicking. :))
The Norway series,:)).