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…
When 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:
As 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.
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
- 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…)