Location: North 69.81251, East 020.10846 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed March 31, 2019.
Difficulty: YDS class 2
How to get there:
This mountain is located on the west side of the Lyngen penisula.
Drive west from Lyngseidet and get onto Hwy. 312 running north on the
west side of the Lyngen penisula. Continue to Sør-Lenangen, locate
(pay) parking on your left (near the fjord).
Park here, location
N69.82397, E020.03057, elevation 2 meter.
The route runs directly from the road, passing a larger building
(on its left), then following a distinct corridor that has been
cleared through the initial section of forest birch trees. Next, follows
a slightly steeper uphill
in order to gain a basin higher up.
Stay to the left of the drainage, continue uphill, heading towards the
obvious route turning south at the innermost part of the (upper) basin.
A short ascent here will bring you to the very shallow saddle, immediately
below the slope that now extends to the summit.
The slope from 700 to 900
meter has an average steepness of 30.1 degree, thus
barely inside what is considered avalanche terrain. One should evaluate the
local conditions. The summit has a
fairly horizontal summit ridge, be careful
and check for cornices before ascending the last couple of meter.
This trip was organized as part of the annual national meet of the DNT mountaineering sections.
This meeting started on Thursday, March 28th. and ended on this Sunday, march 31st.
We left Solhov in Lyngseidet by bus at 0845.
Skiing by 0930, we advanced up a well established track. The parking was pretty full and
skiers also arrived by a small boat from a larger boat standing by further out in the
fjord. I noted people (and guides) from France, Austria, England, New Zealand and more,
clearly foreign skiers outnumbered us by a large margin.
This ascent is quite short and easy, but offers some very good skiing back down.
The ascent took about 2:15, the return ski (with several stops) about 45 minutes.
Thanks to Lars for providing photos to this report.