My passage in Jotunheimen National Park, Norway, dates back to mid July, but it was such a nice experience I still want to share my pictures from this run. I started shortly after 20h at the parking lot in Gjendesheim and wanted to get as far and back on the Besseggen trail as I could within 3 hours time.
I set off at a good pace while crossing the last hikers who completed their journey from Memurubu. After about 1 km (and a decent climb) you get the first good look at Lake Gjende.
Climbing up the trail gets a little more technical and there were some nice stretches covered in snow.
The landscape gets really dramatic up here.
… and so did the wind.
After about 8.5 km I turned around to run back and scramble up the ridge, after which I really pushed the tempo to reach the parking lot in almost exactly 3h as planned. Afterwards my legs were aching more than after the XReid, so I guess this turned into a littlebit of a race ;-).