Autumn flight

The Fall has arrived in Hell and the surroundings. The weather has been up and down, but on days with good weather the mountains has been calling. Have been to different spots. The yellow red colors has started to appear. I do really like our seasons in Norway. Gives nice contrasts and gives different beauties.…

Mountain Filmfestival

The Norwegian Mountain Filmfestival was held at Gjendesheim for the third year. About 1000 people met for outdoor activity from river kayaking, climbing, hiking and for watching the last in mountain film and lectures. I had been asked to do a lecture on behalf of Bergans, which has been, and is one of the main…

Just a perfect day, on Dønna island

Some weeks ago. In mid July. A perfect summerday on Dønna island, which is situated on Helgeland´s beautiful coastline. Dønnamann is the highest peak on the island, and well known by it´s face lookalike. Got two nice trips up, and two nice flights down to the beach, Breivik.  

Ally canoe on expeditions

In 1998 I had my first experiences with the Ally canoe on the Rio Merevari expedition in Venezuela. Since then the Ally has given me life support and supply on more than 2200 km through rough water and terrain. In fact the canoe has been the only way to get back to civilization on four…

Visiting the home mountains

A quick visit home to Surnadal and family. Had good fun helping my friend Gudmund with changing the roof of his old farm cabin one of the days. That was a good excuse to bring the wing. After finishing the roof, I went further up to a summit close to Kårvatn Farm. Got a very…

Skydive Elvenes Northern Norway

Again Tromso, Harstad and Narvik Skydive Club arranged their Skydive Boogie at Elvenes / Salangen. More than 130 skydivers from South to North of Norway as well from Sweden and Finland, participated during the 14 days boogie. More than 2500 jumps were done. Had the pleasure to join the last week, and got what I…

Evening flight in Trollheimen

The winter in Norway is looking at its end, and I have been trying to catch up on Speedraids on ski, before the snow disappear. There have not been much time to practice SpeedRaiding during the winter, but have got some few nice flights in Northern Norway, Sweeden + some very last flights back home in…

Senja Sea Air Land

It was time to visit Senja island again. Years since I have been there, and so many places was unexplored, and still is, for me. The aim and wish was to be moving on both sea, on land and in the air too. Loaded up with two Ally canoes, ski´s, speed raider, camp gear, camera´s,…

Arctic Ocean 2015

Finally, it was time to check the ice conditions on the Arctic Ocean again. Teamed up with David Hempleman-Adams and 12 other excited and nice teammates, we arrived Longyearbyen on Svalbard where the last preparation where made. Some gear had to be modified and the food shared between everyone. And certainly everyone was enjoying the…

Skydive Stetind Video

Have made a video of Bjørnar and my skydive and landing on top of Stetind. Took some time to release it, however it is still a spectacular view and gives some very good memories from mid October last year. Enjoy!

“Polar inovation” -hit or just good old style?

It has been some focus on an innovational polar skirt in the polar society, which has become a so-called hit among the polar team. It is called innovation which is quite funny. Because, this important detail on polar clothing, has been there since Amundsen and his team were at the South Pole…more than 100 years ago.…

Epic skydive on to Mt. Stetind

After years of dreaming. After months with preparation and planning, Bjørnar Jensen and Rune Gjeldnes, became the first to descent Mt. Stetind from the air. The majestic, Norwegian pinnacle rises 1392 meters straight up from the fjord. Many have been dreaming and talking of this spectacular stunt for years. “You can talk to talk, but…

Christmas gifts, BOOKS

Expedition books and DVD is available. If you do not have some of Rune´s expedition books or you know someone who may wish it for Christmas. May be you know someone who is dreaming about going on similar expeditions as Rune? The books gives most of Rune´s experiences, which can be useful for an coming…

Stetind Challenge Preparation

Since the 2nd of October Rune and good helpers have been around Peak Stetind preparing and waiting for the right weather window. If any attempt on a skydive onto the peak, the conditions had to be perfect to minimize the risk.  After several weeks with unstable weather Rune decided to move north to Tysfjord area,…

Skydive Northern Norway

Rune participated on Skydive Elvenes ´14 in July, which is a yearly boogie. Skydivers from all over Norway comes to the old airfield in Salangen where IT happens during two weeks. A Porter Pilatus + two Cessna do the job to get the jumpers up to the right altitude. Rune was there just for some…

Svalbard Mountain Ski Festival

Last weekend in May it was time for the third Svalbard Mountain Ski Festival. About 100 happy and eager skiers arrived Longyearbyen for a long weekend out in the field. Trygghamna (Safehaven) was chosen as Base Camp, where you have several guided options for summiting and good downhill skiing. Just to mention, the Protektor-mountain, Daudemanen,…

Fantastic skiing on Svalbard in May

Early May Rune was invited to Svalbard for skiing. Martin and Frede had prepared their own scooters, sleds and geared up for some joyful days north of the Tempel Fjord area. The main goal was to have nice social event both on ski and camp, with focus on downhill skiing. The winter had given little…

Testing SpeedFly Trollheimen

Finally I could do it. When I was a child we were hiking onto these mountains, and talking about it: “What if…what if we just could have been flying out of there?” Now it is possible, and a thrill to do it. Took some years to get there. This technique is definitely something to bring out on…

Episode III

Episode Three of “In Jan Baalsrud´s footstep” is now available to watch on NRK NettTV. If you have not seen it, take a look. If you missed something, take a look at the link. In the episode Ronny and Rune is rowing across the Grøtsundet meeting more people. They are moved to Kjosen by boat…

Episode II

Episode two of “In Jan Baalsrud´s footstep” is now available to watch on NRK NettTV. If you have not seen it, take a look. If you missed something, take a look at the link. In the episode Ronny and Rune has “dried” up, and set course for Ringvassoey, where Baalsrud went across the island with…