As you can see in the picture, there was no snow on the eastside slope of the mountain in Abisko. And on the Torne lake, ice flakes are floating already.
I took a little bit expanded picture of the previous one on the background. Around the mouth of the Abisko river, you can see only fresh water. By the way we couldn't catch up with the ski-lift going up to the mountain's top, so we carried our large packings by ourselve.
It was so changeable weather, but mostly hard-blowing near the top. And the slope was steep and ice-hard...
It was at almost 22:00 when we found the first day's tent place where locates in the wide valley following down toward Bjoerklieden. We've expected to be near the river but it was still under the snow.
The second day was very sunny and felt fine to go up because the snow was nice. But for going up the hill, we needed to put the climb-skin under the skiies. (photo by Johan)
Karin and Johan checked the climb skins again. You can see the Torne lake over Karin's right shoulder.
We reached the top of a mountain, with around 1300m height.
We've climbed the another top which is higher than the previous one, around 1450m(?), then skied down the hill from the top! Can you recognize Johan in this picture?
We've tented at about 1300m height, so it was hard blowing almost whole the night. At the next day it became thick cloudy and foggy weather but very warm. The snow became wet due to the night raining.
Under the way toward Laaktajaakka, it was thick fog, so that we've done small forward steps by every a couple of hundred meters with using compass. But when we reached the passing very close to Laaktajaakka, the sun shone again and we took a very comfortable breaktime.