How to get there:
This mountain can certainly be approached from the Norwegian side,
however, we came from the Swedish side. One can drive south from the
small community Handøla, on the west (right) side of
the river Handøla. The hike from this road
to the Swedish tourist hut Sylstationen.
A bit longer approach would be to start
at Storlien and walk by Blåhamerstugen to Sylstasjonen. Route description:
From Sylstationen climb steepely to attain the ridge connecting
Storsylen with the smaller Lillsylen. Then follow the ridge passing
the Norwegian-Swedish border at the Cairn marked 155B, the summit is
found shortly thereafter. Comments:
We drove up along Handøla on the east side expecting to
cross on a bridge that the map clearly showed. However, the bridge
had been destroyed and we had a very cold crossing of a very serious
river, not recommended.
We did the climb in October with quite a considerable amount of snow and
ice. In fact, since we did not have an ice axe, we carried the axe
used for cutting firewood at Sylstationen. It was used to cut some
steps in the glaciated, steep ridge near the border cairn 155B.
The summit was completely in a dense cloud and we saw nothing, but had
a warm soup prepared at the summit. I did this climb with my friends
Jostein, Ivar and Ole.