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Norway : Oppland

12.0 km (7.4 miles) W of Fagernes, Oppland, Norway
Approx. altitude: 810 m (2657 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 61°S 171°W

Accuracy: 20 m (65 ft)
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#2: eMap and 12 XL simultaniously, look at the difference in altitude #3: Espen looking for N61E09 with his Emap #4: Me looking for N61E09 with my 12 XL, check the snow depth!! #5: Car in front of the cabin, confluence located some 40 meters behind

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  61°N 9°E (visit #1)  

#1: Panorama view from the confluence (about 140 degrees)

(visited by Arne Stenstadvold and Espen Andersen)

07-Jan-2001 -- Spending the weekend skiing at a mountain resort in central Norway, I suddenly rememberd that there was a confluence nearby! A friend of mine, Espen, and I got in a car Sunday morning and drove about 60 km to get to the confluence. It was (luckily) located only some 50 meters from a road.

The confluence is located about 800 meters above sea level, in forest, not particularly dense, but still not very good for GPS accuracy.

The area and has recently had heavy snowfall, and so we had to walk in some 50-80 cm (2-3 feet) of snow to find it. It turned out to be very close to a cabin in the forest.

I have a Garmin GPS 12 XL, while my friend has both a 12XL and a Garmin EMAP. We used both units and found that they showed some difference in position, but not more than what you see in the pictures, about 2-5 meters, which is quite accurate.

After taking the mandatory pictures, we drove back to our friends in the mountains to go skiing.

I already have plans for at least two more confluence visits, but they willl probably have to wait until summer.


 All pictures
#1: Panorama view from the confluence (about 140 degrees)
#2: eMap and 12 XL simultaniously, look at the difference in altitude
#3: Espen looking for N61E09 with his Emap
#4: Me looking for N61E09 with my 12 XL, check the snow depth!!
#5: Car in front of the cabin, confluence located some 40 meters behind
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