Ascent of Norra Sytertoppen on 2020-07-10

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Eva
Date:Friday, July 10, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Norra Sytertoppen
    Elevation:5801 ft / 1768 m

Ascent Trip Report

2020-07-09: Started from Klimpfjäll after breakfast at the hotel. Turned North in Stalon and via a gravel road to E12 South of Tärnaby. We stopped to get some groceries and continued to Naturrum in Hemavan where we parked Signe. Got the boots on and started through the King's Trail portal next to Naturrum. The trail starts in the woods and climb quickly onto the alpine tundra with just some very low vegetation and rocks. We passed two ski lifts. These were closed this summer due to the Corona. Arrived at the Viterskalsstugan where the hosts Helena and Fredrik welcomed us, showed the facilities and pointed out a bunk bedroom for us. We made coffee and later, dinner. Took care of the dishes outside. More groups arrived and we talked to one of them that came from the summit. We asked about the condition and if there is a lot of snow. Went to bed early.

2020-07-10: I woke up early and started preparing breakfast. Took care of the dishes and we headed out. The higher part of the mountain was hidden in clouds. Nicely marked trail with orange blazes on the rocks. I made a few waypoints on the way up to be safe if the fog would come in on our return. A steep section on snow was the harder part of the trail. We kicked steps when going up and used them going down. We reach the ridge and descended some, on snow, it leveled out and we passed the safety hut and the trail started to ascend again, to the summit. The wind was cold and the rocks were icy, but just on one side. It is visible on the summit cairn in the picture. No view from the summit as we were in the clouds. We turned back to the safety hut and rested there, with lunch. Sun came out for a short while and we could enjoy the nice view from the top. Hiked back to the hut. Made it back in about 6 h for the round trip. Got beer and potato chips to celebrate the successful climb. This climb is the 21st and last to finish the County highpoints of Sweden.

2020-07-11: Packed the gear and headed back towards Hemavan after breakfast, dishes and cleaning. Got the stuff back into Signe and headed to Tärnaby for lunch at a bakery. Continued to Arjeplog where we checked in to the Kraja camp site. We set up the tent next to the Sällá lake - we were the only party with a tent! There were huts to rent, RVs and caravans but just our tent. The Sällá lake is next to the Hornavan lake - the deepest lake in Sweden.
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Eva at the icy summit of N Sytertoppen (2020-07-10). Photo by Caj Svensson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5255 ft / 1601 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5255 ft / 1600 m
    Round-Trip Distance:21.6 mi / 34.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5255 ft / 1601 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3930 ft / 1198 m; Extra: 1325 ft / 403m
    Loss on way in:1325 ft / 403 m
    Distance:10.8 mi / 17.4 km
    Route:Normal trail, King’s Trail
    Start Trailhead:Naturum in Hemavan  1871 ft / 570 m
    Time:5 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3930 ft / 1197 m
    Distance:10.8 mi / 17.4 km
    Route:Normal trail, King’s Trail
    End Trailhead:Naturum in Hemavan  1871 ft / 570 m
    Time:4 Hours 46 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Caj Svensson
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Statistics by Day

Day Elev. Gain Elev. Loss Distance Hiked Max Elev. Camp
# Date Description Ft M Ft M Mi Km Ft M Name Ft M
12020-07-09From Hemavan to the hut14444404921506.77310.92867874Viterskalsstugan2867874
22020-07-10Summit climb33201012332010128.0781358011768Viterskalsstugan58011768
32020-07-11From the hut to Hemavan49215014444406.77310.92867874Kraja camping, Arjeplog2867874

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