We left Bergen early Saturday morning to catch the sun in Fresvikjordalen. The valley had already warmed up for our arrival. After a nice lunch in the sun, we started hiking towards Handadalseggi. Approximately at Fresvikvarden, we were lucky to find the first snow of the season, pure white and so fresh. The snow, however, made hiking conditions severe as there was no real layers in the snowpack. After some "thumble and fumble" in snow, we finally made it almost to the top of Handadalseggi. We turned around before we reached the camp to allow enough time to establish camp in the daylight. We had a delicious dinner (Chili Con Carne à la Emilie) and a dessert. With full stomachs, we were ready to jump in the sleeping bags. Priceless!
The following day we started early to get to Fresvikbreen, around a 2,5-hours hike from Leitet for a big group. At Fresvikvarden we continued to Langafonnsvatnet, and then headed W-NW towards the glacier. As expected, the glacier was snow covered after the last snowfall, but we managed to find and cross some crevasses ascending the glacier face. We made it all the way to top, and enjoyed a 360-degrees view of Sunnfjord, Sogn, Voss and the rest of Hordaland. Extrordinary weather facilitated a great experience. Hiking back to Leitet, we were all proud to have achieved our goal and motivated for future trips. Some of us gave a last pray to Fresvikvarden before heading back home.
On Friday we took of towards Jotunheimen, the area with Norway's highest mountains! We parked the cars at Tyinholmen and hiked for a while until we found nice places to camp. On Saturday morning we started early towards Uranostind, a mountain often referred to as the most beautiful in Jotunheimen. We roped up for the ridge traverse, which was partly exposed and very nice, and did some easy climbing. The fog was sometimes quite thick but when we got closer to the top, the weather turned nice. We made our way back over the Uranos glacier.
On Sunday some of use climbed up Falketinden, which was a terrific tour as well!
On Saturday we took the bus from Bergen to Fyre, where we began our approximately 15km hike to Grindaflethytta. The beginning of the hike was uphill, then the trail became more flat about halfway. Along the way, we stopped at a nice spot next to a river for lunch. Once we reached the cabin, we relaxed before cooking dinner. The cabin was very cozy. We cooked a big dinner of pasta with meatballs. We ate and played card games in candlelight before going to bed. In the morning we ate breakfast, packed our things, and began the second portion of our hike. The hike from the cabin to Raundalen was mostly downhill and approximately 19km long. We stopped at a nice waterfall for lunch. From Raundalen, we took the train back to Bergen.
Let's go camping in a city near area! On the last wenesday of the month we'll bring sleeping bags and other necessary equipment and eat our supper by the bonfire, or drink our hot chocolat and listen to the rain dripping on our cover, stare at the stars gleaming in contest with the city lights, all this on an (almost) ordinary weekday. There's no such thing as bad weather, only a bad mood ;) The next day we'll eat breakfast and head back to the city with branches in our hair and the smell of the bonfire on our clothes before classes or work begins.Your friends will be amazed by the type of outdoorsman you are.
You do not need to sign up for the trip. More information about time and place: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bsi.friluft/
BSI-friluft is going to have a ‘free -for-all’ climbing day, no membership required!
When: Thursday the 15th of September 17:00-20:00
The purpose of this event is to give everyone the opportunity to try outdoor climbing.
This is also an amazing opportunity to meet likeminded people in BSI who are interested in climbing and general outdoor activity.
Rain, snow, storm, sun or all at the same time? BSI-friluft don’t care about the weather, just dress accordingly.
There will be some food (hot-dog) and maybe some snacks. We will also hand out a nice little souvenir (limited stock).
If you've already got climbing equipment, please bring it with you. If not, don't worry, we'll divide what we've got. Bring some ruff/ hard shoes for climbing and a helmet. Sneakers aren't very suitable for climbing.
There will be climbing instructors present at the event.
Best of all, everything is FREE!
Take buss 5 or 6 from city centre to Hellebakken. Appr. 10 min.
Regarding outdoor climbing
Climbing is a high-risk activity and you alone are responsible for your own safety. By joining you accept full responsibility for your own activity during outdoor climbing. BSI friluft cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage that occurs during outdoor climbing. Accident insurance, which includes climbing, must be provided by yourself. Outdoor climbing is offered to our members where we climb together. It is required that you possess the knowledge to ensure your own safety during outdoor climbing. Any questions are directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a Saturday we started off from Bergen by train to Haugastøl. The famous Rallar road goes from Haugastøl to Flåm and we should cycle it. The plan was to cycle from Haugastøl to Finse on Saturday and down to Flåm on Sunday. We were 4, 2 exchange students from Germany and 2 Norwegians. The weather was nice and we stopped for waffles both days. When we came to Finse, there was only one menu at Finsehytta and it was buffet with Norwegian cuisine. Perfect! We also went to the Rallar museum. On Sunday we had really good weather with sun and warm temperature when we got closer to Flåm. Look at the pitures! Everyone was happy!
Welcome to the autumn semester 2016! We have several events in the first weeks of the semester waiting for you.
Everybody is especially welcome to join our trip to Ulriken/Vidden (see below) and to come to our information meeting at the Student Center at the 25.08. 20:00 where we will give general information about BSI Friluft and present our activities in the upcoming semester. You can also talk to us at our booths at the student center, the BSI day and HiB.
- 11.08. - Welcoming international students
- 16.08. - Booth at student center 09:00
- 20.08. 11:00 - Viddentur/Ulriken trip (see below)
- 23.08. - BSI-dag at Student center
- 24.08. - Booth at HiB 11-15 o'clock
- 25.08. 20:00 - Information meeting at student center, egget (18:30 in Norwegian)
- 08.09. - Climbing day
Vidden and Ulriken trip
Meeting place: Ulriksbanen 20. August 11:00
BSI FRILUFT are arranging a hike over Vidden for all new and "old" students. The hike is arranged in cooporation with fadderuken at UiB and is an event for all faculties at UiB.
We will meet at Ulriksbanen where we will hike together up to Ulriken, from here we can split up in two groups. One group will hike over Vidden, the other group can take an alternative route down from Ulriken.
This is a great way to meet other students from different studies, and get to know people from BSI FRILUFT.
Hope to see many of you there!
Due to renovation has the equipment room moved from realfagbygget to: 4th floor in the physics building to the left of realfagsbygget.
The address is Allegaten 55, south entrance.
It will hang a note on the door outside , and you have to use the doorbell to get in.
We have also changed the opening hours of 20.00 to 20.30 during the exam period.