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Denmark HP

  • Denmark HP
  • 172 m
  • Primary factor 162 m (estimate)
  • Location: North 55:58.620 East 009:49.831 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed July 20, 2012.


How to get there:
Take the exit named Ejer Bavnehøj from E-45. Continue to drive to the highest area of the local hill, about 3 km. The Ejer Bavnehøj point has a parking area right next to the tower. Møllehøj is a short walk from here, behind a farm building. Yding Skovhøj is a short drive from here along the same road. Just drive in the direction of an antenna mast in a small local forest. There is a small pøarking area and some information on display.
Route description:
Trivial walk to all 3 points in question. Since Ejer Bavnehøj has the best view, I have used the coordinates of this point.
The highest of these three points is Yding Skovhøj. Its location is in a small forest, coordinates N55:59.563 E009:47.727. It is generally not accepted due to the fact that the highest point may be an old viking burial site, thus artificially a bit higher than natural ground. However, this possible "human change" took place a thousand years ago. The area looks completely natural today, ie. no obvious human made high point.
The overall debate is a bit meaningless. What is absolutely clear is that this general hill is the highest in Denmark. A visit to any of the 3 named points should be accepted as their differences are measured in centimeters. Møllehøj and Bavnehøj is a very short walk apart. The drop between the two points is insignificant. Skovhøj is 2.77 kilometer from Ejer Bavnehøj, again the drop between these two points is still pretty marginal.
The best reference for visiting points that exceed 100 meter of elevation in Denmark, is the book "Guide til det danske høyfjellet" by Roger Phil (2005).
We stopped by while driving from Slovenia to Hirtshals (ferry to Norway). I was a bit sleepy and needed a break from driving when the sign for the exit Ejer Bavnehøj showed up along Hwy. E-45. The area is significant as the highest point of a fairly large area of Jutland. It has, of course little else in common with a mountain.