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Friday, thirteen colleagues left early from work and headed for Rondane, roughly 4,5 hours by car from Oslo. The car I was in left Oslo at 14:45 and got well stuck in the E6 road works and we didn’t get to Spranget (near Rondvassbu, the cabin where we were going) until 22:15. About an hour of hiking later we were at Rondvassbu and happy to have arrived!
Saturday we headed off at 10:30 towards Veslesmeden (Little blacksmith), a top of 2015 metres above sea level. We all got there quite easily. Me and three others then took the alternative return route over Storesmeden (Big blacksmith), reaching 2016 metres above sea level. Only four of us took the trip as it looked quite challenging from the Veslesmeden peak, but in fact it was quite ok.
We got back at 17:30, had a beer before Tarjei, Greg and I had a swim in the Rondvatnet lake – we had to follow up on Espen, Egil, Bjarte and Marius who had all gone for a swim when they returned from Veslesmeden. We all decided the water was at a single digit temperature, pretty refreshing :)
Sunday we went for Storronden, 2138 metres above sea level. We completed the trip in a shade over four hours. It was pretty windy and cold at the top! Then we spent about an hour back to Spranget, where the car was parked and started on our return road trip to Oslo.
To summarize, a great weekend with great people, awesome nature and pretty decent weather!