Lindesnes - Kinnarodden in the summer 2004

About me:
Eirik Bråtveit, 46, married, father of 3 kids 16 to 10 yrs., lives in Kleppe, Norway. Walking? Yes, I started walking from Lindesnes, the southernmost point of the Norwegian mainland, on the evening of May -04. The main goal was to enjoy being outdoors for an extended period of time. Another goal was to try to do this along Norway as far north as possible.If for some reason I couldn't walk, the plan was to switch to kayak and paddle the fjords and coast for a while. How long? Approx. 2500 km (1550 miles), 3.5 months. Charity? No, just for the heck of it.

I carried a backpack (around 16 kg no food included) with a tent and sleeping bag, but since Norway is blessed with so many Tourist cabins, I slept indoors half of the time. Food? The cabins in the south sell food, in the north I needed to find a store every week or so. Web? I used a mobile phone with camera to send emails with (low quality) pictures, which then was posted as entries on a web log, and updated the Norway map with new flag poles accordingly. Safety? I carried a (very heavy!) satelite phone and a gps, which might have come in handy if I had fallen badly.

2500 km (1550 miles).
Approx. 300 km road walking, 2200 km in the terrain.
99 days in total.
16 days pause, including 2 week long trips to my family.
41 nights in the tent, 42 in cabins.
An average of 30 km (18.6 miles) per day of walking.