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I instantly regretted pickled fish over breakfast. After a quick transfer of luggage to our new hotel, we visited the imposing Northern Light Cathedral, Alta. This spiralling titanium-clad building was opened in 2013 and perfectly represents the Northern Lights inside and out. From the outside, the titanium tiles reflect whatever colours are in the sky, the spiralling concrete base curls…

A bus was waiting for us outside the hotel and John, our American expat guide from North Adventures, explained a little about what our afternoon and evening held in store. Apparently dog sledding can be undertaken throughout the year but in summer, sleds with suspension are used and the pace is far slower, but a unique experience nonetheless. We drove…

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The day after my final day on the slopes of Chamonix, I drove to Calais and got the Eurotunnel back to the UK. I'd planned on staying longer in the Alps but had been invited by the Norwegian Tourism Board on a FAM trip to the north of Norway. Due to flight limitations, I was asked if I could fly…

We had a fantastic time living and climbing in Rjukan in January/February 2013. Rjukan has become one of the most popular ice climbing destinations in Europe and for good reason. There are reliable, high-quality ice falls all within a few miles of the town centre and the temperature during January, February and into March rarely rises above freezing. There is…

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