We awoke that morning to flat light with low clouds covering the mountaintops. This equates to a high probability of not being able to heli ski. Good light and visibility are required for a helicopter pilot to fly safely in mountainous conditions in winter. But our lead guide, Matt Edwards, announced our imminent departure for the helicopter Hanger. The excitement began to build as we grabbed all our gear and walked to the hanger. It . . .
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in truth, a picture is worth a thousand lies. This picture blog will deceive every single person who ventures onward. There is nothing I can do about it except warn you. Please take these warnings to heart! Warning #1: The images of the weather are completely false. The ocean conditions pictured here will be so utterly untrue, that most readers will stop viewing the pictures . . .
For days the southern point of the Lofoten Islands, Norway, had been taunting us. We could see it on clear days in the distance as a dramatic cliff dropping straight into the ocean. Every day the anticipation grew as each paddle stroke brought us closer to this infamous point. The southern point of the Lofoten islands is called Moskenestraumen and is famous for its Maelstrom. Defined as a powerful whirlpool in the sea, a state . . .