Climbed as part of the Menes ridge traverse May 8, 2004
How to get there:
This is the second summit along the Meneseggi ridge traverse.
This route first climbs Harevollnipa. Route description:
From the base of Harevollnipa, the route descends on the east side. A large cornice
on the very top may cause difficulties here. It is therefore recommended to bring a
rope for a possible rapell in this spot.
Continue down, but do not loose too much elevation. Aim for lake 922, marked on the
M711 map. From here, ascend north to reach the saddle between Storaskrednipa (1200m) and
Hardbakk (1440 m), keep towards the left (Hardbakk side) and cross into the bowl on
the north. This ridge may also have a cornice, however, one normally finds a route
across that can be skied. Ascend west and gain the main ridge north of Hardbakk in the
saddle south of the Saueggi summit. One can ski up this route, the steepest part being
near the top. After reaching the saddle, the skiing along the high ridge to the
Saueggi summit is very nice with great scenery all around.
The Meneseggi traverse continues to Melsnipa. Comments:
After climbing Harevollnipa, we descended back down to its base and crossed down the
cornice on foot. The rope was not needed, but Bjørn did a good job with a shovel,
preparing a few nice steps down the steeper part.
We had lunch near lake 922 before a new uphill across to the bowl below Saueggi.
This route was good skiing all the way. However, the terrain is steep enough that
possible avalanche hazards may exist. Any party should be aware of the snow conditions
before attempting this route.