I’ve wanted to visit Norway for ages and ages to climb the ice that drips down the sides of the massive gorge below the famous heavy water plant. With the history surrounding the place (The Heroes of Tele-mark, Kirk Douglas, Ray Mears, World War II nuclear struggle, etc.), who wouldn’t want to visit?
Well, Rjukan is an awesome venue – fantastic ice, not as expensive as I’d feared (especially with super cheap – 2p return – Ryan Air flights), just two hours from the UK (that’s much closer than Scotland), and inspiring scenery – recommended!
The route in the picture above, Sabotorfossen (WI5), was amazing and included a bit of climbing past old metal work that had been bulldozered over the cliff edge from the heavy water plant!