Hallingdal last weekend

Last weekend was the second attempt to get a valid national hang glider championship. But as both the weather forecast was not too good and my wrist still is hurting me (after a crash in late May), I instead decided to join Steinar Sverd and Terje S. in Hallingdalen on Friday and Saturday. This is a half the drove of Vågå and it is two years since I last flew in Hallingdal, and as I am pretty feed up of Vågå this year it was an easy choice.

Friday we flew from Flatagrov. We had high expectations for the day as the thermal forecast was good, but it turned out to be overcast and we got a prolonged sled ride. Saturday, had a similar forecast so we went to Flatagrov again, now accompanied by Alf O. on a day trip from Oslo. It was overcast for a long time, and as we waited we got strong cross wind at the launch as well. But finally it cleared and we all managed to launch. It was easy to get up, but I flew really bad, and I did not go XC. Trying to stabilise my wrist I get cramped up in my shoulder, so I have difficulties flying for more than an hour, and makes my thermaling not that good. As I landed the wind had picked up and created lea side turbulence and strong sink in the valley. I hit a steady 3 to 4 m/s turbulent sink from 1000 metres above the LZ all the way down.

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Pictures: Self portrait, view of Hemsedal, and view of Gol – all from about 2000 masl.

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