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6-8 Sept 2013: BGF on thick ice

posted Sep 9, 2013, 1:39 AM by Knut-Frode Dagestad   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 2:10 AM ]
Saturday 7 September 2013, 25 participants made a hike on the Folgefonna glacier, with Bergen Geofysikeres Forening and guides from Folgefonni Breførarlag.


Before we went onto the glacier, Prof. Jostein Bakke from the University of Bergen, gave a scientific introduction to the interested audience in the Juklafjord center in Jondal.















    ...and followed up by explaining what we could see during the hike.
















The hike lasted about 5 hours, with beautiful scenery and ice formations.
Åsmund Bakke and his team from Breførarlaged guided us safely through cracks and a great ice tunnel.



































Afterwards we barbecued at Flatabø, where we stayed overnight, 10 km from the glacier.
The nice weather and warm temperatures permitted sitting outside until almost midnight.
Not bad for September in Norway!










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