Rain, rain, and fog. All day. The other side of the lake
is barely visible. The planned excursion is abandoned. We blame Kåtoktjåkkå
for it. The mountain do not welcome us. We name it after the swedish
pronounciation (in english translation 'Horny and fat', of course not the
proper translation). Kåtoktjåkkå is on the east side
of the valley and is said to be rather easy to walk up on. In the west
is Skaitetjåkkå (1933) more difficult. We stay most of the
day in the tent, the rain pours down. We take a short walk along the lake,
this is not a weather to be out in. Reading our books. Make soup, eat.
Making up plans for tomorrow, hoping for better weather. We do not want
to cross the mountain pass in clouds, neither to return and take another
We decide to reach Sarvesvagge through the mountain pass in Kaskavagge
(1404), between Skaitetjåkkå and Unna Stuollo. On the map is
this valley without a name, but on an older map is it called Kaskavagge.
When we looked at the mountain pass yesterday evening did the slope
look gentle with large snowfields. The time pass by slowly and the rain
continue. The lake is described to be mediterranean blue, but not today.
It is grey and looks very cold. We make a stone-excursion, trying to find
as many types of lichens as possible. The sound of the raindrops falling
on the canvas, makes us to fall asleep early.