On Thu, 14 Dec 1995 20:06:26 GMT,
>Bergen) go north to Ardalstanger on the Sonje Fiord and catch a hydrofoil
>to Bergen or a bus to Oslo. Lots of huts, not too steep, lovely country.
>All the best.
"The Blue Ice" by Hammond Innes, first published in 1948.
A long, long time ago, when I was 12, I first read this novel
and I recently found it in our city library.
This may be out of print now, although I have seen other of the
author's books for sale. Maybe all copies have been seized and burnt by
the anti-whaling activists! The Norwegian whaling industry is an
important part of the plot. The story takes place a few years after
The climax of the story is a 24 hour ski chase from Aurland to
Finse. It didn't sound like a beginners trail. But then the main
character (and I suspect the author) in the story knew a lot more about
sailing than he did about skiing.
David Dermott , Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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