Walking in Oscar 2 Land during August 2007
a 15 days walking trip over glaciers.
I started this trip 2 days after the Spitsbergen White Water Expedition 2007 has ended.
It was not strange that I was a little tired during the first days of this trip.
I made this trip together with a German friend, Gerhard. We decided that this should be a vacation
trip with no specific goal, just enjoying the Spitsbergen wilderness.
During this 15 days trip we stayed 5 days around/in our tents due to rain, fog or snow.
But during the other 10 days we saw a lot of this area. Oscar 2 Land is so diverse that we saw
many different landscapes.
Like all the fieldtrips on Spitsbergen you must always count that a Polar Bear could be crossing your way.
That's maybe one of the reasons why I see so much during a fieldtrip on Spitsbergen: On Spitsbergen
you are always looking around!!!
Below this text many pictures will show up. It gives you a good look how the landscape is in Oscar 2 land.
Enjoy the pictures!!
A small boat is bringing us from the ship Polar Girl (in the background) to the shore line.
All the equipment together on the shore line.
Paddling the 2 pulks (sledges) closer to the glacier.
Ice-blocks on the shoreline close at the glacier.
View from campsite 1 to the fjord.
View from campsite 1 to the mountains.
Gerhard walking on the glacier.
Nice viewpoint to make some pictures.
Pitching the tent at camp 2.
View to Camp 2 (right under) from a small mountaintop.
Me, on the small mountaintop close at camp 2.
The steep mountain at camp 2.
a Small glacierriver is streaming down from the mountain.
View from another mountaintop to a fjord.
View towards other mountains.
a Tele view to the heavy glaciated mountain Lexfjellet.
Midnightsun on the mountains above campsite 5.
Drying my leather shoes with hot water bottles and my Neos overboots above the burner.
A small video, of walking with a sledge (pulk) over the blue glacier and through some wet snow, has been made.
This very interesting and funny video is placed on this website:
From the mainpage click on "Small video's" and enjoy this amazing video.
The name of this small video: Walking with a sledge/pulk over a blue glacier.
Nice weather on the glacier.
Taking a break on the glacier.
Walking on the glacier.
Crossing a small glacierriver.
Walking on the glacier with Lexfjellet at the background.
Campsite 6 with nice weather.
Campsite 6 the next morning.
Campsite 6 two days later.
Nice view over a glacierlake.
a Deep glacierriver, Protektorfjellet at the background.
Special rocks at the sea-side under Protektorfjellet.
New snow on the mountains.
Campsite 7, the last campplace.
Drying the equipment.
Looking at Protektorfjellet from the sea-side.
a Nice view during the boattrip back to Longyearbyen.
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Last update on June 8th 2009