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Kyle Miller Splits the Nordic Way in the Lyngen Alps
Posted on June 23, 2014

Kyle Miller harvests the power of international social networks to link up with the locals for a nordic splitboard trip in the Lyngen Alps

Hydnefossen Caps Off Norway for Georges
Posted on March 9, 2010

By Caroline George Hydnefossen could be the single most outstanding climb in Norway. Although there are harder and longer routes, Hydnefossen is one of those must-do classic hard ice climbs, one that any ice climber would want to have on his or her tick list.

Georges Take on Vøringfossen, Norway’s Esteemed Waterfall
Posted on March 5, 2010

By Caroline George The forecast this morning is for sunshine and no wind. We drive to climb Will’s route, a 400m long WI5+ climb, but the wind is blowing snow so strongly that we can’t even make out the road. The summits are again lost in a cloud of snow.

George Recounts Dr. Evil’s Last Words
Posted on March 4, 2010

By Caroline George Adam and I decided to stay in Eidfjord after the rest of the group (climber Chad Peele, photographer Celin Serbo and rigger/guide Seth Hobby) returned to their respective homes. We had been in Eidfjord for a week and there hadn’t been a good window to climb Dr. Evil

What It Takes to Complete First Ascents
Posted on March 2, 2010

By Caroline George Completing the first ascent of a route means that you are the first person to climb the route … ever. That might seem obvious, but here in Norway, it’s all but a given.

Blue Steel Provides “Rest Day” for Peele and George
Posted on March 1, 2010

By Chad Peele After numerous days of traveling, scouting and climbing, a down day was sounding pretty good. We decided that Eidfjord was just too “dead” to enjoy and that we should have a mellow day of climbing instead. Luckily for us, we had the perfect route to explore.

George Recounts Mini Me, a Norwegian Gem of a First Ascent
Posted on February 26, 2010

By Caroline George We pull into Ossa, a little hamlet across the ferry north of Eidfjord, sitting on the tip of one of Norway’s many fjords. A striking blue line peers from behind a rocky outcrop. We drive to the end of the road and the view reveals two long pillars of bright blue ice.