Photo: Climbing Hustind in winter, Flakstadøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 21, 2015. 13:18
Hustind is one of those peaks that I’ve driven by dozens of times, always thinking I need to hike it sometime, yet always pass it by for some other objective. Finally, on a stormy February day after my friend Till joined me from Norway, we figured the peak would be a good warmup for things to come.
As we ascended towards the summit, we were under constant threat of the next wave of snow approaching from the south. The higher we got, the closer the clouds. But even then, a faint sun would break through from time to time, adding a bit of contrast to the otherwise cold and barren landscape.
One on the summit, the snow arrived within a few minutes and we had to descent in a near total whiteout, luckily with our footprints to follow…
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8