Ascent of Galdhøpiggen on 2010-09-19

Climber: Nick Down

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2468 m / 8100 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Drove from Lom to the Spiterstulen hut and left around 10 am after checking the weather and paying for a road permit. Snow fell consistently above the brow of the Spitulerstulen valley. Met a German climber on the ridge of Svellnose who said that he had turned back back maybe thirty minutes from the top because "conditions weren't funny up there". Kept going through manageable snowfall, albeit with a tiring haul through deep snow up to Keilhaus Topp. The tops of marker cairns were visible leading to Gladhoppigen, were I caught up with a Norwegian couple - she said:"our first time. It's beautiful, but never again!". It was beautiful as the sun broke through, giving views across the peaks of Jotunheim and down onto the glaciers.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:snowy morning,. sunny afternoon

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