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Finnmark 2007 Diary » Blog Archive » Pasturelands

Pasturelands


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Latitude 69º 17 minutes 48 north
Longtitude 21º 30 minutes 13 seconds east
Temperature -455

A long day in brilliant sunshine moving through Ellen-Anne Siri’s family pasturelands, and we’ve now reached the eastern end of their reindeer summer pastures. We’ve climbed to 800 metres with the dogs, passing Finland’s highest mountain on the way, and have been very lucky to avoid snowstorms, whiteouts, and violent winds because this is a fairly desolate area in winter, but today its been like spring.

We’ve also visited their Seidigeathgi, the sacred Sámi stone, where offerings of money, reindeer antlers and other useful and precious things for the Sámi are still left, and tonight we spend on the mountain huts out here.

2 Responses to “Pasturelands”

  1. ZOFIA KAMILA Says:

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    Dear Adam and Everybody there,
    Just got back from Poland and was reading your fascinating stories and looking at photographs from those places you are trying to make closer and more understandable for you and us. May you have all the best friendly winds all your way through the snows, may God guide you, sophie

  2. Stine Emilie, Ida og Maria Says:

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    Have the number of snowstorms, whiteouts, and violent winds increased over the years? Is this similar to anything that have happen in the earlier climachanges that led to global warming and ice ages?

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