Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Today at work

Today I went across Trondheimsfjorden and after 3 hours driving I parked my car.
I had my snowmobile in the trailer.




After a 20 min ride I got stuck for the second time. I assume that the snowdepth was about 1,5 meters. Nothing but powder. Most of the time it was hard to see where to go because everything was white, like a whiteout. Under these conditions it is hard to keep the right speed in order to stay on top of the snow.


I got my snowmobile up and running, but it was a tough ride. If you think driving a 260 kg snowmobile is like taking a walk in the park,  think again.
Just in front of a steep hill I parked my ride and put on my snow shoes.


I had to get up this hill and some hundred meters further.


Almost at the top the weather changed. Again. For the umpteen time this day.
But I could spot my radio tower. Yihaa.


Wind and snow did not stop me this time. I got my work done.

67 comments:

  1. lots of snow, but too radical for me.

    beautiful images.

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  2. Can I join you next time? I want to get out of my office and out in the nature. I know it is hard work too, but I can be of help you know ...

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  3. Wow, that's some snow and quite the day out in the country. Not a boring day at the office for sure!

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  4. Ikke så galt at det ikke er godt for noe,du fikk jo tatt noen fantastisk fine bilder.Bra du ikke begynte å løfte på scooter`n,hehe.

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  5. Hello!
    I'm sorry for the invasion, but I had to comment: your photos are gorgeous!
    You have amazing pictures all over your blog... I love snow, cold, winter in general.
    I always wanted to go to Norway because it seemed so beautiful... now, I want it even more! Maybe someday, and maybe I'll have my own gorgeous photos of Norway snow :)

    Take care

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  6. Oh wow!! What a drive! I assume you stay safe and keep food,water and blankets with you in case you are stuck out there for awhile?

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  7. Thanks your photos are like opening the fridge door. It was 33 c here yesterday similar today. Im off to the beach for a swim.

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  8. Bilderna är bara så härliga!
    Har aldrig upplevt så mycket snö.
    Det ser ut som i en saga men det var nog tuffare att vara där på jobb i verkligheten.
    Ha det!

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  9. Great photgraphs Ivar, a lot more snow than we saw when in Switzerland and Austria at Christmas. We have had very cold weather and snow flurries here in the UK.
    My husband was very interested in your radio tower as he is a "radio ham",are you?
    Jackie M

    http://jackieslifeinsurrey-1.blogspot.com/

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  10. Litt av en tur du har hatt, tøff natur vi har, og du kom deg fram. Herlig. Men beundrer deg for å ta disse turene alene. Håper du har sikkerhetsutstyret i orden. Men veldig flotte bilder da, som vanlig.

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  11. Stilig blogging, bra storry. Liker bildet når du ser tilbake på den nedsunkne skuteren, hehe. Synd været og vaktene mine ikke synkroniserer helt med turene dine. Men noe må vi vel få til av vinteren..

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  12. You say riding your snowmobile is not like a walk in the park, but it does look fun!

    Superb photos as usual! I feel I am there.

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  13. Jøss å min for et snøkav.
    Vakkert og flott ja, men i dag har jeg virkelig undret på hva vi egentlig skal med alt??
    En ting er i alle fall sikkert, slik som jeg har strevd med snøen de siste dager trenger en saktens ikke kjelleren full av manualer og jern!!
    Problemet mitt er at jeg snart ikke har plass til å lagre den :-( kan vel ikke godt kjøre den til nabo`n heller...

    Nei, nå skulle vihatt litt kulde, men i stedet du presterer dem jammen å melde regn, snakk om idioti!! :-))

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  14. En av de få blogger ejg får inn bildene på her ikveld du ;0))) Vakre bilder, min mann stikker innom senere. han er blitt ivrig inne på din blogg, liker bildene dine! Kanskje ahn kan bli bitt av bassillen selv ;0)
    Selv er det masse elgpåkjørsler på ham for tiden, trist emn slik er reality ;(

    Og ja, ta emd Marit på jobben du! Du kunne da ha bruk for en sekretær ...?

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  15. Ohhh, gosh - for et eventyr! Vintereventyr. Dere må så gjerne sende litt snø til oss. Trodde aldri i verden jeg skulle ønske meg snø - men altså - utrolig flotte og fasinerende motiver.

    Varme hverandre i vinterland :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and beautiful home. My grandmother's family is from Skjolden, and I've always wanted to visit Norway. Now I can vicariously until I can afford to physically!

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  17. Beautiful pictures! Norway is one place I truly want to visit, and preferably in the winter time now. I miss having a lot of snow and being out in the country.
    Fully understand the weight of a machine going through deep powder. It isn't easy at all at times.
    Really enjoy your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Beautiful snow photos, but I wouldn't want to work in it.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  19. Hi Ivar,
    Fantastic photos of beautifull landscape completely diferent from mine here in Portugal (it`s coold but not so coold)

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  20. I like your pictures. I looked at some of the other pics. Norway is beautiful. I never would've guessed they would get that much snow.

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  21. awe full pics of the 'inconvenience' of nature

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  22. That is some rugged working conditions, but the beauty is beyond compare!

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  23. I have no words to say how I feel looking at your pictures. I was in Norway, Tromsö, 3 years ago, but there wasn't any snow at all. I loved it but with snow it must be just WONDERFUL.

    Congratulations for your pics and thanks for sharing them.

    Romicas

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  24. there is something about all this snow that is really that just is powerful and beautiful...

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  25. Wow, absolutely breath taking photos!

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  26. wow. I just stared out my window today at passing traffic - bored out of my mind. How beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful pictures. Stay warm!!

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  27. Looks like my mountains here.... most people here park their cars and do nothing but use snowmobiles and use snowshoes now....
    your photos are beautiful... very serene!
    ~Michele~

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  28. very similar to poland's winter

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  29. We have like 1millimeter of snow all week so that looks exotic to me. Thanks for the ride that I wouldn´t have taken on my own.

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  30. Very nice. So soft and peaceful. I bet being there all alone is bliss. Silence is golden and snow always seems to bring out a special silence.

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  31. p.s. High winds up top there eh? I noticed the trees lean and bent.

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  32. Fantastisk reportasje.
    Og det "verste" er at du liker denne jobben
    :)
    Burde egentlig sendt tips til NRK eller TV2.
    Da ville nok tv-ruten se mere ut som for folk flest i steden for middager for fiffen i den nye Operaen.

    Flott!!!!!

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  33. Takk for turen! Min respekt for deg som fagmann, naturmenneske og fotograf stiger stadig!!

    PD Takk for kommentaren - måtte forsøke noe nytt. Tar i mot kommentar. Vet at det tredje bildet mitt har en overeksponert "flekk", men likte resten...

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  34. your world was an amazing experience today - i enjoyed the photos, but i think i'm glad i don't have to pass the day in these conditions myself. they really do look harsh...

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  35. Hello Ivar, I haven't commented in a while, but I read your feeds and enjoy your photos everyday. There was something so beautiful and serene and scary about these all at the same time!

    I've never owned or worn a pair of snowshoes in my life! They must be mandatory there!

    Your snow-laden evergreen trees are incredible!

    Have a wonderful day. Thanks for taking so many wonderful photos of such an incredible place!

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  36. Og all dennee snøen skal vekk,-/ Flotte bilder! Vi får håpe det vil vare noen mnd til, men snøen på trærne er borte nå..

    Det nest nederste bildet var uttrykksfullt:-) Bare halve grantrær der. Har fått meg ny vindlue, så der skulle jeg nok ha fått testet den bra:)

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  37. Ivar - HOW??

    Great blog,fantastico storys!

    and how do you make our picks so large on your blog ??

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  38. Now that's some real snowfall. Is it safe to leave your ride behind like this? I mean does the engine start etc.?

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  39. Du verden for snø dere har fått da Ivar, send litt ned hit også da, hehe.

    Veldig pene vinterbilder med god stemning! Kan tenke meg det var en utfordring å ferdes i all den snøen.

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  40. That iw what you can call a real winter!! Stunning photos, as usual.

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  41. fine bilder ivar godt du kan gjøre to ting på en gang ta fine bilder å jobbe ute i det fri.

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  42. wow! i want to go to work with you today!!! :)

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  43. Hi Ivar,
    how about some pic of the Northern
    Lights.
    Don't know if you saw Joanna Lumley
    on her Norwegian trek,but,the N.L.
    was her reason.
    Icredible sight,the lights,Miss
    Lumley aint bad either.
    regards Kenny H

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  44. Fantastic pictures and what a work!

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  45. Jeg er imponert til langt over støvleskaftene. Både over jobben du gjør, bildene du tar og over all snøen dere har. Det er flere som kan tenke seg å slå følge med deg en arbeidsdag. Selv i den snøen. Kanskje deg kan være med og bære fotoutstyret :-).... men du har kanskje så mye at jeg forsvinner i snøen av all vekten

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  46. Admirable persistence! Great series, just like you are there. Blue Skies.

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  47. The snow is beautiful!!! Good for making a snowman or snowball fights. Kathy

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  48. Blev så nyskjerrig på hvemIvar Ivrig er!
    Ser dine komentarer litt her og der i bloggverden, og du verden så fine bilder! Bedårende vinterskog! Vet nok hvordan det kjennes å kjöre fast i vintersny med skutern, men bruker hojte til gubben att nu er det store problem å han må komme kjappt å löfte :)
    Skal kike nerover bloggen på dine bilder, kommer gjerne tilbake!
    Ha en go kvell!

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  49. Hei, det fårn si. Som utvandra østlending til Stavanger fylles jeg av længsel og glæde når jeg ser disse fantastiske urørte snølandskapene...eia var jeg der...
    Herlig!

    Hilsen Tina ;)

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  50. Flott serie Ivar. Så dette er en dag på arbeid og finne igjen antennemasten ;)

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  51. Good photos in a could (brrrrr!) place.

    Here, in Portugal, it´s about 0ºC but no snow.

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  52. beautiful pictures. I grew up in beautiful Lake Tahoe in the US. It reminds me of my childhood, romping around in the wilderness...I'm jealous

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  53. The images are amazing! But scary at the same time (for me), because I personally have never seen snow.

    "Um abraço,"

    Aline
    http://nomundodaaline.blogspot.com

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  54. Holy sh*t! That's a LOT of snow, Ivar! Your job sounds like a dreamjob.

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  55. Wow! What a day!

    All that snow! It does look heavenly.

    Paz

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  56. Så spennende! Flotte bilder og gøy lesning!!
    Godt nyttår forresten!

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  57. Great gosh almighty! The adventures you have!

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  58. Your photography is stunning!!! An amazing life

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  59. WOW!! I bow to you. And the photos are excellent as well.

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  60. Man, it seem`s you got a hard job to do :o)

    Quantity of snow makes me breathless ...

    And your shots are greatful!


    Best wishes from Germany
    Bordershot

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  61. Wow it contrasts with california here

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  62. wow.............wonderful and terrifying all at once. Hope you had a buddy with you, one should not be trekking through all that power alone.

    Thanks for the pics, loved them

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  63. Your photos are incredible! What do you do for a job that allows you to explore some incredible natural beauty spots? Keep them coming :) Hope you dont mind if I keep an eye on your photos?

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  64. when i see the snow pictures, i got fear of dying, i don't know why i am getting fear like this.

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