Going crazy bananas with chainsaw

by Admin 18. October 2009 20:51

This weekend has been dedicated to making some sweet lines through the bushes around the mountains of voss resort. THey have also cleared lots of forest up there because of a buch of new cabins coming up. But they are not gonna not be built before next season. This winter will be the best in yeeeaars!!

 

 

Longing for the winter already?

by Admin 3. September 2009 09:36

Waters are still really good in Voss these days but we just found this video with Gunvor in the freeride cup. Can't help thinking about snowy mountains again..

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Snow | Water

The threatened Vannjolo hike

by Admin 28. June 2009 20:59

My mom is a little sad these days. She just found out that some groundowners wantto build a dam by one of her favourite hikes. They plan to put three of the amazing creeks next to the trail into pipes, and build a dam right there. In the application they indirectly claim that this is just an ugly area that no-one really uses. Thats what makes her go off so we went up there to take some photos of the area that she can add to the public hearing. The hike is great. And so close, you can walk 15 minutes from the centre of Voss and be on the trail. It leads you straight from the beach up to Graosido, the mountain that separates Voss from the Hardanger fjord. 

Heres is were the dam is gonna be:

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Why would they want to trap this amazing creature in a pipe?! Someone will get $$ but this value will be messed up forever. The plants and animals living here will have to go somewere else to get water. Their wild home keeps tightening in and restricting their natural space. Seems like they don't have much to say.

This field here between the trail and Vannjolo creek was full of deer tracks:

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Here is down by the road above the beach were you can start the hike:

 

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Looking down on Voss: 

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Mom:) 

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Looong time no see

by Admin 25. May 2009 21:03

What happend since the last post back in March?!You must be tripping of excitement!

So people here comes the late turbo-update to sum it all up

APRIL: Gunnis was leading the Freeridecup but after a giving it all in the last competition she missed the line and face/buttplanted in the bottom of the wrong cliff. Anyway she ended up on an impressive 2nd overall, beating all of the Norwegian ladies! Here is one of the many articles about Gunnis

Then around in those days I went over to India for a while, trying to sort out the developerteam for the new weathersite storm.no.
India

 

Delhi was too close to Nepal for not flying over there so I had a little week in the Himalaya rivers. They were extremely low this time of year, thow. Should have been there in October they all say. Let the picture speak for itself
Nepal

MAY: I'm back in Bergen working my arse off but in exactly 10 days I'm off to join Elements Tour in British Columbia! Hopefully I'll get time to do some updates from that trip. Gunnis is in Bosnia competing in the world championships in rafting(!!) I'm excited to see the results very soon on vossraftingklubb.com
Bosnia

So long, hopefully live from BC!

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Kayaking | Rafting | work

Flotte plasseringar til Ferdis i kulekjøring

by gunnis 18. March 2009 08:38

Så langt i vinter har Ferdinand hatt ein knall sesong både utenfor løypene, i kulebakken og i skicross løypa. Med full kontroll og stor fart har det blitt mange gode plasseringar. Sesongen byrja med Voss Skitreff der det blei ein flott 2. plass. Deretter var det skicross i Myrkdalen og gutta fekk bryna seg på World cup løypa. I kids klassen ( 8 - 12 år ) vann Ferdinand 1. heatet og kom til finalen kor han måtte kjempa mot både kulekjørara og alpinistar med ny glida ski. Aldri har eg sett gutta so gira før start. Det gjekk hyvande over hopp og gjennom kvasse doseringar. Ferdis kom ned til ein flott 2. plass. Første helga i mars var det Scandinavisk Cup i paralell kulekjøring. Det vart arrangert i world cup løypa i Myrkdalen og var i hovudsak ein duell mellom nordmenne og svenskane. Ferdis gav gass og klinka ut 2 svenskar i dei 2 første heatene. Dermed var han klar for finalen mot Nisse, som har trent kulkjøring sidan han var 5 år. Spenninga var til å ta og føla på like før start, og gutta låg likt til første hoppet. Ferdis blei stiv i legger og lår, men kom seg i mål til ein strålandes 2. plass.

Sist helg var det landsfinale og NM i kulekjøring i Eikedalen. Med mykje mot og stor sjølvtillit var Ferdinand klar for kjempa for den gjeve tittelen. Gutta køyrer 2 omgangar og den beste vert gjeldande. Ferdinand slo til i første omgang med luftige hopp og desidert beste tid i klassen. Ingen ting var avgjort før alle var i mål etter 2. omgang. Fleire konkurrentar og foreldre var sikker på at dei hadde seieren langt nede i lomma. Ferdis syns sjølv han burde køyrd endå fortare, så det var ikkje vits å setta seg ned å venta på at det edle metallet skulle delast ut. Då er det bedre å ta seg ein tur i parken !

Då vart sjølvsagt gleda STOR då han vart oppringt av ein kompis som kunne fortelja at 1. plassen gjekk til Ferdinand.

Sitat Ferdinand: " Det er ikkje lurt å ta seieren på forskudd" Innocent

ferdinand og Nisse klar til finalen Spennande !!!!

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Me har funne hål i isen !!

by gunnis 5. March 2009 08:52

Treningsfohalda er nok ikkje optimale når ein bur på Voss og skal trena til VM i Rafting som begynner 20. mai i Bosnia. Laget hadde mange gode treningsturar både på flatt vatn og elv heilt fram til snøen og kulden tok oss like før jul. No har me nytta vinteren til å lyfta kilovis med jern, og det merkast etter kvart både her og der.. Om det er feminimt med store biceps og skuldre det gir me litt blanke i no, det viktigaste er at me padle fortare og hardare enn nokon gong og ikkje minst danke ut dei testosterone USA damene. No har me endeleg funne åpning i isen, og det er herleg å vera samla i båten igjen Laughing

Laget består no av desse sterke damene:

Valerie Bertrand (160 cm)
Kristin Gluck Evensen (162 cm)
Margrethe Alm (165 cm)
Gunvor Wæhle (162 cm)
Torill Pedersen (160 cm)
Ragne Elise Berre (174 cm)
Gry Bystøl (174 cm)

Trening Vosso

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Rafting

Vinterferie

by gunnis 2. March 2009 21:28

Tok med meg gutta på rund tur då dei hadde vinterferie sist veka. Dei beherskar både kular, laus snø og drop frå stein og skavlar.

Gutta gir gass og det er ikkje tid til nøling før avsatsInnocent

Ferdinand i farta Gutta på tur 

 

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Snow

The perfect marchmallow hunt

by Admin 28. February 2009 15:59

Latest update from the mountain this windy saturday morning was hard, blownoff snow everywere! It's time for marchmallow barbecue in the forest. What else can you do on a day like this? We strapped on our skinny crosscountry planks and went into the quiet forrest to find the perfect marchmallow

The perfect hotdogs Close to a perfect marchmallow

DSC00191 THe marchmallow woman

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Snow

Vossapowder surf

by Admin 22. February 2009 22:00

This week has been wet, wet, wet, but the rain still came as snow at the tops. That means lots of heavy, wet snow which is amazing to surf on if you have fat enough skiis or just a board :D Every ride I had at least 3 faceplants when the nose of my board got caught in the heavy snow and threw me violently down like a rag-doll Foot in mouth

 

The track into a neverending snowpit After diggin out of the snowpit Lizzie still not affected
Tracks going into one of the huge craters I made..                    Lizzie not so affected Cool

Creepy clouds
Can you spot the Slettafjellet scull

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Top touring in Hardager

by Admin 15. February 2009 21:34

If you drive a half hour south-east of voss you're by the Hardanger fjord. If you drive through the tunnel and another half hour back towards voss but outside the tunell and next to the fjord, you end up at a little farm called Tjoflot. Walk a couple of hours straight up and your'e standing at the top of the world looking over mile after mile of mountains and fjords. Here are some photos from the walk up and there are some more at Benjis website here.

Kaja on the way to the top

Benji

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