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Ascent of Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen on 2019-08-10

Climber: Pete Ellis

Date:Saturday, August 10, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen
    Location:Sweden
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Up from the Salkastugorna hut, via Sinnivaggi, joining tourist route on final climb. Over Sudtoppen and onto Nordtoppen before returning over Sudtoppen and descent via tourist route to Kebnekaise Fjallstation. Lovely route up, pretty tedious route down (glad I didn't go up that way).
Spoke to Guides at Kebnekaise Fjallstation re the highest point of Sweden. It varies between Sudtoppen and Nordtoppen depending on the weather. Last week, it was measured by the scientists at Tarfara Research Station and Sudtoppen was 30cm higher than Nordtoppen. In summer 2018, Sudtoppen was 30cm LOWER than Nordtoppen after a 6 week period of hot weather. Best to do both summits to be certain in my opinion!
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