Vincent Lowe Photography - Images of the Jotunheimen Mountains, Norway
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Without doubt the most famous mountain area in Norway - the legendary 'Home of the Giants'.  Here is found the greatest concentration of high mountains, including the two highest peaks, Galdhøpiggen (2469m, 8100ft) and Glittertind (2464m, 8084ft), over 60 glaciers, and the highest waterfall in Norway, Vettifoss (275m, 902ft).  Norwegian mountaineering was born here as a result of the visits begun in 1872 by the Englishman W.C. Slingsby.  In total he made fifteen visits to Norway up to the first world war.  His first acsent in 1876 of Store Skagostølstind, the final part solo, remains one of the most celebrated feats of Norwegian mountaineering.

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My two visits to this area have been blessed with fine weather.  In 1988 we spent two weeks backpacking with only a couple of days of showery rain, and in 1995 I had several days of unbroken sunshine at the end of my six week tour of Norway.  With impeccable timing, the rains came just as I was heading back to Bergen to catch the ferry home.  The photographs here are selected from both visits - the first fifteen from 1988 and the remaining eight from 1995.

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jotun01-t.jpg  jotun02-t.jpg  jotun04-t.jpg  jotun06-t.jpg 

jotun05-t.jpg  jotun09-t.jpg  jotun11-t.jpg  jotun14-t.jpg 

jotun15-t.jpg  jotun16-t.jpg  jotun17-t.jpg  jotun24-t.jpg 

jotun19-t.jpg  jotun22-t.jpg  jotun25-t.jpg 

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jotun26-t.jpg  jotun28-t.jpg  jotun29-t.jpg  jotun31-t.jpg 

jotun32-t.jpg  jotun33-t.jpg  jotun35-t.jpg  jotun36-t.jpg 

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