Photo: View over Fjerddalsvatnet towards Munken, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. June 10, 2016. 23:31
Friday saw me joining some others on an exploration hike to Støvla on Moskenesøy. We reached a high point around 750 but being off route and with substantial amounts of snow covering the high country, we turned around late in the evening – no worries about darkness in June though!
Descending towards a good spot to camp we found the correct route towards the mountain. However, snow conditions above made the route overly dangerous, so we didn’t continue on.
Spring and early summer is one of the most dangerous periods on Lofoten as the mountains begins to thaw out and substantial amounts of snow and rockfall can suddenly occur – often unseen from somewhere above.
In this image, you can see the large chunks of snow and ice on the slabby rocks in the foreground, which had fallen off the mountain in recent days/weeks. And on the popular peak of Munken, rising on the opposite side of lake Fjerddalsvatnet, you can still see a large amount of snow covering portions of the hiking route.
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8