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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2017 - 11:40am PT

Knallis mila - Mylla spelar Fredrik Åkares morgonpsalm - Dan Andersson veckan 2013


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2017 - 02:07pm PT

Katie Lambert and Eddie Bauer climbing in Lofoten, Norway - Sea and Towers


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2017 - 02:49pm PT
Eddie ville ikke betale for en rorbue?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 20, 2017 - 07:39am PT

Did you recognize the name of the routes/walls they climbed?

 The next best thing/Helvetestinden
 Vårkåt/Jomfru
 Codfather/Presten
 Storpillaren/Vågakallen

Some funny names there...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 20, 2017 - 08:26am PT
What’s funny about Storpillaren? ;-)
Now Vår kåt does make me wonder. There must be a story there.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2017 - 11:13am PT

Tar kiln (Tjæremile)

Tar kilns (Swedish: tjärdal, Danish: tjæremile, Norwegian: tjæremile, Finnish: tervahauta) are dry distillation ovens, historically used in Scandinavia for producing tar from wood. They were built close to the forest, from limestone or from more primitive holes in the ground. The bottom is sloped into an outlet hole to allow the tar to pour out. The wood is split into dimensions of a finger, stacked densely, and finally covered tight with dirt and moss. If oxygen can enter, the wood might catch fire, and the production would be ruined. On top of this, a fire is stacked and lit. After a few hours, the tar starts to pour out and continues to do so for a few days.

Tar was used as seal for roofing shingles and tar paper and to seal the hulls of ships and boats. For millennia, wood tar was used to waterproof sails and boats, but today, sails made from inherently waterproof synthetic substances have reduced the demand for tar. Wood tar is still used to seal traditional wooden boats and the roofs of historical shingle-roofed churches, as well as painting exterior walls of log buildings. Tar is also a general disinfectant. Pine tar oil, or wood tar oil, is a pure natural product used for the surface treatment of wooden shingle roofs, boats, buckets, and tubs and in the medicine, soap, and rubber industries. Pine tar has good penetration on the rough wood. An old wood tar oil recipe for the treatment of wood is one-third each genuine wood tar, balsam turpentine, and boiled or raw linseed oil or Chinese tung oil.

In Finland, wood tar was once considered a panacea reputed to heal "even those cut in twain through their midriff". A Finnish proverb states that "if sauna, vodka and tar won't help, the disease is fatal." Wood tar is used in traditional Finnish medicine because of its microbicidal properties.


Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 29, 2017 - 11:26am PT
Morten Rustad is a time-lapse specialist who also has a short vid of his Top Ten places and he has Femundsmarka tied for #1*! That’s definitely Norwegian Woods, ikke sant?

Here’s one of his vids. I’m only providing the link cause you want to watch it on YouTube!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pqEGCQq1m9s

*He has Lofoten way down at #8 cause like our famous baseball player, Yogi Berra, said

“Nobody goes there any more, it’s too crowded.”
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Oct 29, 2017 - 11:50am PT
Proper respect and admiration.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 29, 2017 - 12:06pm PT

Phenomenal video from Morten Rustad...
With its imposing mountains, endless plateaus and echoing valleys, Norway is a country where nature takes the lead. Using time-lapse, this film attempts to capture the ebb and flow of the seasons and is a result of one year of planning, a second year of shooting and four months of editing.

20,000 kilometers have been travelled, 200,000 photos taken and 20 terabytes worth of hard drives filled. Months have been spent hiking through the mountains, sleeping in tents and travelling through the entire country hunting for the best locations.

SEASONS of NORWAY is shot and edited by Morten Rustad. The video is available in up to 8K resolution (7680*4320 letterboxed)
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Femundsmarka in Norway and the same area across the border into Sweden have some of the last real wilderness in Scandinavia.

Femundsmarka 2017 - Jocke & Karma

Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Oct 29, 2017 - 02:16pm PT
Loved that Seasons of Norway. It felt so familiar -there are so many shots that could be Alaska, Yukon or northern BC.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 09:30am PT

Finnskogen an early morning


In the summertime

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2017 - 09:46am PT
^^^^ LOVE that old time norsky music! Quite a propos!

Question: What the heck is that hole in the bottom corner of the dør før?
So the røyskatt can come in and eat the mices?
Credit: Reilly

I screwed up by truthfully answering La Femme’s question
“Are there mosquitoes in Norway?” (she HATES ‘em!)
“Uh, only in Finnskogen and Finnmark, mostly.”
Hopefully it will be windy in Varangerhalvøyen.
No amount of wind will help in Finnskogen, ikke sant? 😬
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 10:00am PT

At Varangerhalvøya nothing but the wind or a net covering your head will help you. At Finnskogen the mosquitos have for some reason unknown been few the last two years, but the knot is in a part of the summer ready to eat you alive in the evenings unless the wind blows. A couple of years ago I had to work late outside and my face ended up looking like a paprika covered pizza.

hehe... norsky music is the best...

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2017 - 10:23am PT
No confirmation of my weasel hole theory? I don’t much like mice indoors,
but I’m in the Frank Zappa camp as far as indoors weasels are concerned.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 10:31am PT

Upon the hole. Mice don't like cats... I have never seen them deal with weasels...
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 10, 2017 - 10:38am PT
Jeg tror the hole is too small for most cats.
That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it! 🤓
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 10, 2017 - 10:41am PT

Norwegian cats from the woods are still slim...

Skogkatt at Finnskogen

Skogkatt at Finnskogen
Skogkatt at Finnskogen
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2017 - 12:41am PT

"Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi"
This poem is probably the most translated Finnish poem. In 1850's C.G. Zetterqvist wanted to do linguistic research, and picked this poem as his material. He had it translated to Latin, French and German, and sent the translations to 1400 people all around the world, asking them to translate it into their own language or dialect. As a result he got over 600 translations from 467 people - and so the poem has been translated, among other languages, to Arabian, Chinese, Basque, Tahitian, Old Norse, and Moksha.

Loituma - "Kun Mun Kultani Tulisi"

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 12, 2017 - 08:35am PT
Snakker du finsk?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 12, 2017 - 08:38am PT

No, only google-finsk...

Like this: Ei, vain google suomeksi...
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