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Back from Norway – Seeing the Stars Again

May 21, 2010

5/27 UPDATE: See a sneak peek at our images from Norway at our skiing website,, HERE.

We are just back from a very successful month-long, pedal-powered backcountry skiing adventure through northern Norway’s Arctic Alps – a region well above the Arctic Circle, at approx 70 degrees north latitude. The photo here features one of the four “ski bikes” pedalled by our very fortunate crew of four – Emily and I, and our Vermont friends Forrest Twombly and Thomas Hite. Stay tuned for some photos from the trip soon, and if you haven’t been following our updates from the trip on our skiing website,, check them out here.

We enjoyed a tremendous variety of weather and snow conditions in Norway, with blizzard conditions early in the trip giving way to 20 days of dry, sunny weather. The mountains were strikingly beautiful, presenting us with unlimited daily opportunities to explore their many treasures before ultimately skiing back to our seashore camps below. Best of all, the Norwegians welcomed us with open hearts and warm generosity – curious about and inspired by our human-powered approach to adventure in their local mountains.

Having spent the last month living outside under the 24 hour daylight of the Arctic sun, it was a true gift to see the skies filled with stars again upon returning to Vermont last night. And then to wake to a lush and colorful Vermont springing to life under the warm morning sun… What a world!

Stay tuned for a peek at our photos from Norway. And have a great weekend.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Marcia Falk permalink
    May 22, 2010 4:42 pm

    Welcome back to the US Brian and Emily. So glad to know your trip was successful and you’re back home in the Mad River Valley just in time to check on your garden.

    Hope to see you when we’re up in your part of the woods.

    Best regards,

    Marcia and Stephen Falk

  2. May 22, 2010 5:27 pm

    Hi Marcia and Steve- We hope all is well with you, too. I am not sure if you have been following our updates about this trip on, but here is the direct link to our Norway related posts, should you be interested in these:

    Have a great weekend!


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