The Stolz up in 25 minutes

stoltzenI finally walked up Stoltzekleiven today, an 800-step stair climb with a 315,5-metre elevation. I am so proud! I’m not in very good shape these days but I walked up in 25 minutes, my fiance used 20 minutes.

I have to admit that I thought I were about to die halfway but I pushed my limites and made it. At the top I felt an enourmous relief and proudness, after a few minutes my body felt great as well – I got a feeling I could climb any mountain. The view, the fresh air, watching other people finish it – everything was great about it.270420091155 My fiance has been incredible sporty quite a while and I’ve kind of been slacking – her last trip up the Stoltzekleiven inspired me to try so she agreed on letting me tag along.

I don’t regret doing it and it made me want to practice more. I took the day off to do this, I also used the chance to spend some quality time with my fiance – lets just say that its been a day off with worthful content. After the Stoltzekleiven we walked back over the mountain, a one and a half our walk – I thought it was going to be though but it felt really good.
270420091156 Check out this view, isn’t it awesome? It was a perfect day for enjoying the view, clean air and lots of sun. I think we had about 17 degrees celcius. I could sit for hours on that bench just breathing in the fresh air and view – we can see all the way to the northern sea.

There is a yearly race at Stoltzekleiven where over 3000 runners tend the competition, but I’m not ready for that yet, I think the best ones run up in 8 minutes. I respect them more now after trying it myself. If I manage to get in shape again I think I will try to attend next year. 🙂

270420091159No post about our mountains without showing our beautiful city of Bergen right? Somehow I don’t get tired of taking its picture.

The three mountains you can see here is Løvstakken (where I walked a lot before), Damsgårdsfjellet and Lyderhorn. Lyderhorn is the mountain where the witches gathered. I’ve been on Lyderhorn a few times but I’ve always made sure not to visit it at the known dates where they are there. 🙂

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

2 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    Oh wow, I think, it would take me at least an hour 😀
    Wonderful view!

  2. Hi Øyvind,
    Wow. What an awesome climb and an even awesomer view. Makes me want to visit. I remember when I was young and could do climbs like that easily. I once hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out. Ah, the good old days. 🙂 Thanks for posting the pictures! ~ Steve, the trade show guru

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