Some days the weather conditions are just too bad for jumping.
The fog is too heavy or the wind too strong.
Basejumpers are among the most experienced hikers I know. They know how to read the weather, and they are in extremely good shape.
In Norway the weather can be challenging, and what seems to be a nice day, can turn out not to be. Or vice versa.
This day in Eikesdalen we had waited a long time in nice weather down by the lake, and looked at the fog around Katthammaren. Hoping to see the fog move a bit. After a while some of us took the chance and hiked to another mountain, Goksøyra.
After about 3 hours hike we arrived exit, and it was so foggy we couldn’t see more than 3-4 meters in front of us. We waited a little while, but there was no way the fog moved, and we had to hike down again before it got dark. The jumpers were of course a bit disappointed, but still smiling.
After a challenging hike in the fog this scenery was so beautiful on the way down. Knowing we had just about 1 hour left to the cars.
Even if they didn’t get to jump, I think everybody was happy after all. Doing something instead of just waiting for the weather. And despite the fog and a little rain we had a great hike!