Hiking through four mountain regions, more than 400 kilometres over a total of 21 days, can generate a ton of data.
In my case, most of the data were collected by my Garmin Fenix 7X Sapphire Solar watch, temperature data was collected with a connected Garmin Tempe, and satellite breadcrumbs were collected with my Garmin inReach Mini safety device. More on the inReach tracking here.
One of the things I was curious about while planning this expedition was what kind of data and statistics I could collect and whether or not they would be of any practical use. The answers are probably that you can collect a vast amount of data, but the usefulness of at least some of them is limited.
Longest, Furthest, Hardest
|Longest section (km)||Iungsdalshytta – Kongshelleren – Geiterygghytta||29.54km|
|Shortest section (km)||Ekrehytta – Skogadalsbøen||11.54km|
|Shortest time (hh:mm)||Breistølen – Bjordalsbu||4:11|
|Longest time (hh:mm)||Nørdstedalseter – Sognefjellshytta||10:24|
|Steepest ascent (m)||Nørdstedalseter – Sognefjellshytta||1838m|
|Gentlest ascent (m)||Ekrehytta – Skogadalsbøen||381m|
|Steepest descent (m)||Sota Sæter – Nørdstedalseter||1 497m|
|Max altitude||Fannaråken||2 068m|
|Min temperature||Finse||4 °C|
|Most daily steps||Iungsdalshytta – Kongshelleren – Geiterygghytta||51 512|
|Least daily steps||Ekrehytta – Skogadalsbøen||19 173|
|Total distance hiked||< Entire Expedition >||401.86km|
|Total time hiked (moving)||< Entire Expedition >||93 hrs|
|Total time hiked (total)||< Entire Expedition >||125 hrs|
|Total number of steps||< Entire Expedition >||543 072|
|Total ascent||< Entire Expedition >||15 941m|
No statistics section would be complete without some graphs:
In the highly unlikely event that anyone would care to see more data, may I recommend just reaching out through my Facebook page, and I’d probably be happy to share. The Excel spreadsheet with all the imported Garmin data is surprisingly comprehensive.