The Coastal Path in Voss – Hanguren Part II

Given the heatwave conditions of Norway this summer, walking up Hanguren was something of a hot and sweaty experience.  It was quite steep, you see…

The Path up Hanguren…and even the trees didn’t provide much protection from the sun.

Pine Tree Forest Halfway up HangurenYep; we have never taken a picture of ourselves looking so hot!

Hot SelfieWhen we reached the top cable car station we walked into the waiting area.   This was a large wooden-framed hall with picnic tables.  There were only a few people there, but as we walked in they all turned and looked at us with a certain amount of shock.  What was the problem?  Deb and Catherine were also in the hall, having arrived by cable car.  Deb strode over, laughing.  “I’ve got to get a picture of this,” she said.  And here is that picture, of us drenched in sweat and trying to cool down:

Very Sweaty at the Cable Car StationAs soon as she took the picture, Deb came back over.  “Close your legs,” she hissed at me, “It looks like you’ve wet yourself”!  I hadn’t realised but where I had been sweating so much, the moisture had drained down in rivulets and soaked through to just about everywhere.  Indeed, a few seconds after this photo was taken I rummaged through my backpack to find my zoom lens, only to discover it lying in a shallow puddle of sweat which had collected in the bottom – yuk!

Hanguren – worth the climb but take a towel!  Still, the views from the cable car station were worth it.

The View from Hanguren Cable Car Station

Points on this part of the walk (copy and paste the co-ordinates into Google Earth):

  • Top Cable Car Station, Hanguren:  N 60° 38.323 E 006° 24.080

Walk Statistics:

  • Date of Walk: 21 July 2014
  • Walk total distance covered: Approx 7 miles
  • CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO INTERACTIVE MAP!!! (but this link doesn’t include the first part of the walk as I forgot to turn my GPS on…)
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