We have had a rainy night, but in the morning is it dry. We cross the brook
near where it meet Miellätno, where it spread out in several smaller brooks.
No problem, but the water is cold, very cold. The feets get numb. After the
brook dow continue on a
heath to the bridge over Mielätno. The bridge looks worse than ever.
Anyway, it is safe to pass. The slope north of the hill Nuortap Rissavare is
tiresome. At lunch is Alajaure in front of us. The landscape is barren and
stony, and it is
emphasized by the weather: cold (5 degrees), windy, and it is now raining. In addition do I stumble, and
fall among all the stones. Three sprained fingers, one wounded knee, and a
hole on my new rain suit trousers. That will cost some money to repair.
We are now close the place (said to be Rissajaure south of Alajaure) in Sweden which is furthest away from a road,
ca 40 km. A strong wind blows against us. The mountains hide behind the
clouds. We can only guess the beauty of the place. We had planned to climb
Alatjåkkå (1572 m) north of the lake, but this is useless in this
weather. We walk on the slope of Alatjåkkå a few hundred meters
from the shore of Alajaure, it is not difficult but tiring in the bad weather.
At the west end of the lake do we get a temporary shelter behind a locked
One kilometer from the hut is a reindeerfence. There is barely space enough to crawl beneath it.
The plateau Liemalako, from where one can see Virihaure at a distance, is comfortable but wet
after the rain. The rain finally cease, and it feels better. Finally, at seven, is
Råtokjåkkå in front of us. The brook is very swift and deep. We
hope that it is less violent downstream. We follow it and after a few kilometers does it broaden
to 30 meter, and is less deep than one meter. Here we ford it. From here is it not far from
Padjelantaleden. We decide to find it, and put up the tent after the
small bridge over Pållaurjåkkå. In the osier is a small open
place, enough for our tent. Let's call it a day.