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(W-34) Trolltunga - The Ascent

Five years ago, I vowed never to hiking after climbing Mt. Fuji.
It was that physically and mentally traumatising. 

I decided to give it another go and seeing I'm in Europe, I should atleast do one hike.
Well, here are some photos at none other than Trolltunga (a.k.a Troll's Tongue) in Norway.

Verdict?
It was incredible.
Compared to Mt. Fuji where you climb up during night time, 
on this hike, you are able to enjoy the most scenic views the whole time. 

We arrived Friday night and drove for 4 hours to our accommodation.
After 3 hours of sleep, we drove another hour to the base. 
Not to mention, JP and I both packed heaps of food (10kgs of food and drinks anyone?)
We thought of this hike as a picnic, you know, stopping along the way, sharing food with the group.
No, you do not do this on a 10-hour hike. 
Ha! Well, you learn.


Enough talk/writing - here are the photos of the ascent!


Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Our Airbnb

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
In front of our accommodation. Getting ready to drive to the base.

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
The first 1km was the WORST. SO PAINFUL. I even contemplated on walking back down. 
Fortunately, fellow hikers informed us that it will get better after the first km.

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Out of breath, enjoying the view.

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
We were lucky with the weather! 

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Ah...another incline.

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
The awesome group! 

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
I thought I was walking on a movie set. Unbelievably beautiful views.

Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
Trolltunga Troll's tongue Norway hike
The last 1km!!!!!!!!!!!

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Next post - on the tip of Trolltunga!

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