Long overdue post-expedition report from last year’s final climbing expedition. As outlined in the planning post, we were planning for a proper winter expedition with gale winds and wind chill down to -33°C.
It’s time to step up the game on alpine winter climbing, and next week we’re aiming to visit Store Austanbottstind, 2203m with a prominence of 450m. It’s Norway’s 55th-highest peak, and a mountain that requires proper climbing.
The good news is that the so-called “Post-Expedition Melancholy” did not kick in. The better news is that seeing the wife and kids again possibly exceeded some pretty high expectations. Celebrating our reunion with champagne and sushi probably helped. And yes – the kids got a non-alcoholic version.