2012 was supposed to be a high water year in Norway so after two weeks of hard tradeshow work I was really looking forward to start my trip to the land of fjords and trolls. This year I was guiding a trip for the kajakschool Source to Sea.
After an endless drive up north we finally arrived in Sjoa. We had an awesome start of our tour with a sweet run sliding down the Store Ula followed by a long day on the river paddeling Sjoa Ridderspranget to the confluence with the Lagen. Waterlevel was still a little high so we ended up portaging a lot in Ridderspranget but having great times down Assengjuvet, the play run and Åmot.
During the next two weeks Norway showed itself from its best side with a lot of sun and epic whitewater in Sjoa and Otta region. Unfortunately those two weeks of sweet paddling and nice campfires in the midnight sunset were over way too fast. But even on our way back home passing Oslo the waterfall trolls seemed to be well-disposed towards us. Some rain brought up the rivers in the capitol region and made our last paddling day phenomenal.
She just wants to spend as much time in her boat as possible. That’s why Anne chose the profession of kayak instructor over pursuing a career in Biomedical Chemistry. Coming from a slalom background, she is currently one of the strongest and fastest female paddlers in whitewater extreme racing.