3rd January 2020
An exciting ski and filming day in Lapland at Kuertunturi Fell
We made on a frosty day a ski trip to Kuertunturi Fell, where you would climb with skis in the armpit, backpack and backpacking equipment. There are always warm drinks, sandwiches, dried apple slices, or in many pockets of other easy-to-eat snacks to keep your blood sugar even.
Warm bottles in the backpack can also serve as warmth for camera and phone batteries.
Grandma’s pace is always reasonably slow. First of all, we would ski as much as possible on the trail on Kuertunturi Fell.
The day of photography would be absolutely fabulous. Can you fall in love with white trees, yes! We stare at them framing of the picture, and both the proper camera and the camera on the phone at hands. It is always necessary to stop from time to time, but both of us realize that we are spotting our own subjects.
In the evening, we would compare each other’s snapshots and say once again that they had taken completely different pictures of the same landscape. Another grandma teaches photography shots.
The snow rumbles underfoot, the path goes up, and in the landscape there is a family moving towards the bare peak of Kuertunturi Fell on this sunny winter day in Lapland. They go faster!
Beautiful landscape, blue, white, shades of gray. The magical landscapes of Lapland are now very beautiful. In the line of candle trees, we move at our own pace towards the fell’s top. You just have to move on.
The heart, lungs and senses enjoy the utmost effort. We do not know exactly how many meters we would still climb.
Along the way we pass a dog and its mistress. We talk to them and get the best pictures and a little shaking videos on the best view from Kuertunturi Fell. Salla has the name of the Lapphund. The dog and its owner bring a different color to the landscape as they lean against the Ylläs mountain range.
We think we are very lively grandmothers because we ski in the mountains of Lapland even in the freezing cold, taking pictures of the scenery and enjoying nature, snow, colors, even the cold.
We think we dress appropriately, adding or reducing layers of clothing if necessary. Wool, Synthetic Fiber, Fur, Faux Fur, Backpack, Hood, Phones Battery Full. There is no compass, but from the fell you can identify a familiar place to return to.
The sun is our compass!
However, not everything went as planned, the itinerary was chosen by accident, with emotion, albeit for good reason. We took the exact direction where the challenge was then unexpected.
We were following someone else’s footsteps. It had not been sunk because it had apparently come down from the fell with snow shoes. The same route turned into a sinking snow amount for us. We were able to study the thickness of the snow, and at many points we sank scaring deeply.
Had we come to a ravine or other impassable spot on the fell slope?
Together we had chosen the route down, so together we would fight our way safely into the heat of the cabin where our own lunch would wait. In the situation did not get help by crying because nobody would hear our requests for help.
We took up the humor that we had come down from the fells before, yes I did have skate skis, so the pace was dizzying then. Didn’t laugh.
This time, the grandmothers just sank into the snow.
The brisker, the younger grandmother, went first and secured the downfall, which she still happily filmed with her cold and clumsy hands. It was now well over twenty degrees below freezing.
A hot sauna would heal our aching muscles.
We are still looking forward to the summer trip of Kuertunturi Fell, which for these grandmothers would be an unknown, but warm experience in the magical nature of Lapland.
On a frosty day of the winter we made a ski trip to Kuertunturi Fell of Ylläs in Kolari, Lapland, where we climbed with skis in the armpit, backpack and backpacking equipment.
There are always warm drinks, sandwiches, dried apple slices, or many pockets of other easy-to-eat snacks to keep your blood sugar even. Warm bottles in the backpack can also serve as warmth for camera and phone batteries.
What then happened on our trip was somewhat unexpected since we chose an unknown route down the fell. We should not have done that, but there were steps of a snowshoe walker which were so tempting. And in the end we got down to our camp and log cabin after s lot of effort and dangers. And to sauna!