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Rider profile: Pal Fritsvold – The Gorge – Khartoum to Addis Ababa
From: Oslo, Norway
Profession: Electrical Engineer
Why are you here?
I did the Elephant Highway section in 2011 and wanted to come back for more, this time with a little more excitement and more climbing because I like hills. Also, this section sounded more exotic and it’s my first time in Sudan and Ethiopia.
What has been the biggest challenge so far?
The heat. The first few days in Sudan I just couldn’t keep myself hydrated.
How cold was it in Oslo when you left?
What do you miss most about home?
Skiing. I do cross-country skiing every day when I’m home and I’m missing out on the ski season now, but there will still be snow when I get back.
What would you have brought with you?
A good solar charger. The one I brought doesn’t work properly.
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