Here is the little article I wrote for the Delius Society Journal about the 90th anniversary tour of Liahovda I arranged in the summer of 2013:  

Norwegian Delius enthusiasts who climbed Liahovda to mark the 90th anniversary listen intently to local expert Hans Enstad, here describing the last mountain landscape Delius would have viewed.

 






Liahovda Anniversary Celebrated

On Sunday July 28th Delius enthusiasts in Norway gathered in Lesjaskog to mark the 90th anniversary of the famous ascent of Liahovda in 1923. On that occasion Delius was conveyed to the summit by Percy Grainger, Jelka Delius, and the maid Senta Mössmer, the composer sitting in a kitchen chair adapted by Grainger to be carried on wooden poles. Local tradition maintains that teacher Ola Nordsletten was also part of the "ascent team".

The 25 who attended the anniversary hike were led by Delius expert Dr. Andrew J. Boyle, who is preparing the first book in Norwegian on the composer. The group assembled at the spot where Delius's mountain cottage, Villa Høifagerli, had once stood. Everyone present enjoyed seeing again the humble chair that would be Delius's "vehicle" on that day 90 years ago. The chair is now owned by Mette Øverli, granddaughter of Mathias Øverli, from whom Delius had acquired the plot of land.

Retired teacher and local Delius enthusiast Hans Enstad has recently signposted and marked the whole route to the summit, so even the least athletic of the party had no trouble finding their way up. The hikers were rewarded with magnificent views of the peaks of Reinheimen and Romsdalen stretching into the distance. At the summit Dr. Boyle also presented Hans Enstad and Mette Øverli with the Bo Holten CD "Norwegian Masterworks" in gratitude for their assistance.