We just got to the Sjoa area and met up with our friend Martin Vollen. We waisted no time heading to his local river, the Skjoli.
This river is so fast and continuous and with so many lines it honestly feels like less of a river and more of one 40 minute long rapid. Keep Calm And Follow Uncle Marty – Following Martin down this river makes it a much less stressful experience and Jakob Hanoulle got the star treatment by being able to follow and have the lines explained to him by Martin. Adrian liked the river but was most stoked on the “FOLDABLEROOFRACKS!?!?”.
In July 2014 Josh Neilson was kayaking with friends in Norway near Sjoa. After 5 of his crew paddled ‘Matzes Drop’ it was his turn. After a good entry the nose of his kayak was thrust into the air and caused him to fly through the air and land at the bottom in an undesirable way. At the moment of impact he broke his back and had to be flown to Lillehammer hospital and then on to Elverum for surgery. One year of rehab later and he returns to Voss in Norway for Ekstremsportveko and to go kayaking. This is the story by TV2 on his accident and return to kayaking.
One impression I seem to get about Norway is that it is rarely sunny, however since we have arrived in Sjoa the sun has been out constantly and its been 20+ degrees, score!
Mark Mulrain along with a few friends spent a couple of weeks out paddling in the Norway during the summer of 2011. Mark has kindly agreed to his Norway trip log being published on Unsponsored.
The log details the runs and overall costs incurred during the trip. This should prove to be a useful guide for anyone thinking about paddling out in Norway. Prices are correct for July/August 2011 and exchange rates are based upon the published rates on the 07/08/11.
Norway Summer 2011 – Part 1 from Mark Mulrain on Vimeo.