But there are other things that matter. Discussing with the photographer, whether it is really a clever idea to pitch the tent at the top of the Bitihorn, even though the wind is so strong that it would have almost landed in the next valley. And then, after two hours of freezing, finally getting the confirmation that it was quite a stupid idea. As a result, we decided to dismount 200 meters in altitude, so we could have a more pleasant temperature in our sleeping bags at the windless foot of the mountain. You don't need the base camp of Mount Everest for this, 1600 Norwegian meters of altitude are enough - and yet hiking is suddenly anything but boring.
Of course, portioning the nuts and raisins in such a way that you don't have to fast on the last day, does not lead to starvation, as it does on Nanga Parbat. Nevertheless, after the second meal in the camping stove, I feel like an adventurer. Beginners, but adventurers. Because considering whether the water will be enough until we arrive at the river in the next valley, or should already be filled up here in the lake (from which one can drink in Norway fortunately without hesitation), leads either to a suddenly heavier backpack, or to unpleasantly dry throat, if the sun surprisingly comes out and T-shirt temperatures suddenly prevail.