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Fresh and cheerful we continue after the rest days

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After two lazy days in the perfect hut for chilling out, it’s time to move on. Outside it is drizzling and the sky is grey. We finally give up our idea to go via Lossi over the Rienatvággi to Hunddalen. However, we still have one last chance to see the glaciers: from Hunddalen we can climb the mountain in the opposite direction, camp there and make a day trip up if the weather is fine.
We have breakfast, pack and clean. We start at the first 10:15 with the first sunbeams.
The way leads comfortably through the fjäll and soon we see the first bridge of the day, it leads over the Sealggajohka. Relaxed and fit it is no problem for me either. 🙂

Brücke über den SealggajohkaBrücke über den Sealggajohka, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/100s, Blende 8, ISO 100
Elisabeth auf der Brücke über den SealggajohkaElisabeth auf der Brücke über den Sealggajohka, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 19mm, 1/250s, Blende 8, ISO 100

We keep to the right bank of the river and continue hiking on a beautiful path through the fjäll. Of course, there are a few reindeer as well.

Rentiere, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/640s, Blende 5.6, ISO 400
Rentier, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/640s, Blende 5.6, ISO 400
RentierRentier, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 160mm, 1/400s, Blende 5, ISO 100

As so often, you don’t need a bright blue sky to enjoy the landscape. The deep clouds bring a great atmosphere.
Storsteinsfjellet in den Wolken, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 182mm, 1/400s, Blende 8, ISO 500
Entlang des Sealggajohka, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 70mm, 1/160s, Blende 11, ISO 200
Our way of wandering is, as our blog name already states, a “walk of pleasure”. Our aim is not to get from one place to another as quickly as possible (unless we are running away from a storm …), but to enjoy nature, the silence and the landscape. We want to have time to observe animals, view plants and to admire the beautiful views. And of course, we also want to take photographs. These pictures later awaken so many memories of small details that would otherwise be forgotten, such as the drinking reindeer or the wonderful colours of the Stuoravággi waterfall.

Trinkendes RentierTrinkendes Rentier, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 300mm, 1/500s, Blende 11, ISO 2500
Wasserfall aus dem StuoravággiWasserfall aus dem Stuoravággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 150mm, 1/250s, Blende 11, ISO 640

The sun keeps blinking out and makes the landscape shine.

Blick zurück entlang des Sealggajohka, dahinter erhebt sich das Storsteinsfjellet, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 170mm, 1/320s, Blende 11, ISO 320
Blick aus dem Oallavággi zurück auf das Storsteinsfjellet mit dem Sealggajiekna, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 125
Blick aus dem Oallavággi zurück auf den Sealggajávri und dahinter das Storsteinsfjellet mit dem SealggajieknaBlick aus dem Oallavággi zurück auf den Sealggajávri und dahinter das Storsteinsfjellet mit dem Sealggajiekna, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 24mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 160

A little hill leads us to the next valley, Oallavággi. From there the path and the landscape become much more stony. At the plateau we take a break, then we go slightly downhill. But stony does not mean dry – the way is very muddy and there are many river arms to cross, later also small block fields.

OallavággiOallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 100
Markus im OallavággiMarkus im Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Panasonic DMC-LX100, 56mm, 1/250s, Blende 8, ISO 200

At 3pm we reach the emergency hut “Kvilebu Oallavaggi”. It is not closed and we take a look inside. The hut is very simple, but ok. It starts to rain and we decide to stay and spend the night here.

Kvilebu OallavággiKvilebu Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 20mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 125
Kvilebu OallavággiKvilebu Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 8, ISO 4000
Kvilebu OallavággiKvilebu Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 8, ISO 320

We make ourselves “comfortable”, it is very cool and we quickly hide in our sleeping bags. Markus manages to get the paraffin lamp going and we let it burn on a very small flame during the night. Somehow it is a bit creepy here, in this mini hut in the middle of nowhere. Actually funny, we never had that feeling in the tent! 👻

Overnight it became quite cool in the hut. We have breakfast and leave shortly after 10 o’clock. Today it´s only 6°C – time to take gloves and the HAUBogEN wool cap out of the backpack (thanks, Heidi!).

Kvilebu OallavággiKvilebu Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 125
Elisabeth mit HaubogenElisabeth mit Haubogen, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 320

Lustwandler Panorama: Ein Klick öffnet das Bild und man kann sich umsehen!

Im nördlichen Teil des Oallavággi
Im nördlichen Teil des Oallavággi, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/80s, Blende 11, ISO 250

Today the path is very rocky at the beginning, many small block fields have to be crossed. The landscape becomes more and more lovely. We catch one or the other impressive view of the surrounding mountains, but they soon disappear in the fog or in the deep clouds.

Blick in das Tal, in der die Hunddalshytta liegt mit den markanten Gipfeln Gahperčohkka, Storfjellet und Vomtinden im HintergrundBlick in das Tal, in der die Hunddalshytta liegt mit den markanten Gipfeln Gahperčohkka, Storfjellet und Vomtinden im Hintergrund, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 320
Blick in das Tal, in der die Hunddalshytta liegt mit den markanten Gipfeln Gahperčohkka, Storfjellet und Vomtinden im HintergrundBlick in das Tal, in der die Hunddalshytta liegt mit den markanten Gipfeln Gahperčohkka, Storfjellet und Vomtinden im Hintergrund, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/80s, Blende 11, ISO 320

We pass the Hunddalshytta, finally we want to go up towards the pass and camp further up, only to ascend the next day with light luggage. We walk a bit, it starts to rain and the mountains disappear in the clouds. It’s not to be this year. We turn around and go to the hut.

Hunddalshytta, dahinter ragt der Gahperčohkka (1.447 m) auf.Hunddalshytta, dahinter ragt der Gahperčohkka (1.447 m) auf., © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 35mm, 1/60s, Blende 11, ISO 400
Hunddalshytta, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 16mm, 1/80s, Blende 5.6, ISO 10000
Hunddalshytta, © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM, 16mm, 1/60s, Blende 5.6, ISO 10000

The 4-person hut is still free. We unpack and heat up. At a look in the hut book shows us that Mirjam and Joris have been here the last two nights. Too bad we missed each other here!
We eat Spaghetti Bolognese and in the hut it slowly but pleasantly gets warm. We write diary, drink tea and hot chocolate and read. Looking out of the window, we realize that we made the right decision to go to the hut. The dark clouds hang low and it rains the whole night through.

In the morning the high mountains all around are lightly covered with snow. The picture shows the snow-covered summit of Gahperčohkka (1.447 m). It has only just over 0° C and Markus slides over the extremely slippery wooden terrace at the first careless steps.
Der schneebedeckte Gipfel des Gahperčohkka (1.447 m)Der schneebedeckte Gipfel des Gahperčohkka (1.447 m), © Markus Proske — Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, 182mm, 1/800s, Blende 5.6, ISO 100
We decide to take another day off. We hang around the whole day in the small hut, outside it is windy, cold and rainy.
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