7-Fjellstur i Bergen

7-FJELLSTUR / 7-MOUNTAINS TOUR IN BERGEN

 

29th may 2016

7mountains

35 km

2500 mt total elevation

13 hours walk

 

For the second time we have been taking part in 7 mountains tour in Bergen, Norway (the city where we currently live). The previous time was in 2008!

The 7 mountains tour is 35 km long with a total elevation of 2500 mt!!! The tour is extremely demanding and more than 8000 people take part in, making the hike even more difficult since the little pats in the mountains are very "busy".

I didn't had any previous training to the long hike and for me it was totally unimportant to make a "good time". The only objective I had was to make it to the end still on my legs!

We have been very lucky with the weather and temperature. There were perfect conditions to hike and it was a great sunny day, even if the result was devastating in terms of being tired in the legs, pain in the feet and general mental tiredness of long walking. The day before was raining and the way down from the top of the mountains was extremely slippery. This is where I took longer time...

We started our tour at 6:42 am and ended at 08:20 pm: a total of 13 hours 37 minutes hike for 36.93 km!!!

START AT 06:42 AM

Buongiorno! Guten Morgen!

Happy faces at the starting line in Gravdal.

We are gonna make it!!!!

 

1. LYDERHORN 396 m o.h. (07:46 AM)

Yep! First mountain completed! Still having the full power energy in our legs!

2. DAMSGÅRDSFJELLET 350 m o.h. (09:54 AM)

The way down from Lyderhorn was quite demanding and slippery. And yet we are at the top of the second mountain! Starting to see the challenge....

 

3. LØVSTAKKEN 477 m o.h. (11:52 AM)

The view is getting better and better. We keep on walking and walking, up and down and again up! Here we are at the top of our third mountain: Løvstakken! Still a long way to be completed!

4. ULRIKEN 640 m o.h. (02:48 PM)

The hardest mountain has been ascended! Yeah!!! Starting to have pain in our legs and in our feet. The view is just amazing here....

 

5. FLØYEN 400 m o.h. (05:17 PM)

The way down from Ulriken was the hardest part of all tour. At this point, on the fifth mountain, we are totally tired. Having very little energy left. Still a long way left to the finish line.

6. RUNDEMANEN 560 m o.h. (06:21 PM)

Pain, tiredness and much more. But still willing to finish all tour. We are getting closer and closer to the finish line.

 

7. SANDVIKSFJELLET 417 m o.h. (07:19 PM)

Take a look to our faces in the photo :D Just us! Tired, very tired! We have made all tour...yeahhh!!!! Happy!!! Now we need to find the last energy to reach the finish line and get our diploma.

 

ARRIVAL IN MARKEN AT 08:20 PM

Finally!!! At 08:30 pm we arrived at the finish line in Marken (Bergen city center). We are proud of our performance. We had a super intense day and we'll not forget it so soon! Thanks Bergen for giving us this amazing nature!

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