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Win-win: with moderate slopes like this, the Folgefonna Glacier is accessible to beginners, but has steep detours that experts will love.
Hilleberg’s Keron 3 pitched and guyed out in nine minutes flat.
Nothing like a week of skiing with big loads to find the best packs.
Testing the wood-burning stove in Holmaskjer Hut.
The edge of Folgefonna Glacier overlooks the fjord (and on a windy night is a great place to test layers.)
Below snow line, testers hiked down to sea level-testing packs for load control with an extra 15 pounds of skis and boots aboard.
Pitching the Big Agnes String Ridge 2 during the traverse of the Folgefonna Glacier.
Endless winter: the early-summer sun casts long shadows late into the night.
Putting poles to good use on an icy slope
The Rab Infinity has the best warmth-to-weight ratio of the puffy jackets we tested.
What goes up, must come down: after climbing to the top of Folgefonna Glacier, gear editor Kristin Hostetter gladly yields to elevation in the name of ski testing.
Photos by Broudy/Donohue Photography