Ascent of Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen on 2013-07-17
|Others in Party:||Susan Garneau|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 17, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6877 ft / 2096 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe never saw a thing on our attempt in 1997 due to pouring rain and thick cloud cover. We stopped just short of summit on that attempt because the summit cone was all ice and we had left crampons behind.
It was mostly clear this time - what a beautiful peak and area!!! Snow on summit meant we could climb without crampons, which we brought this time. Ahh, the irony.
Also, we did the East Route this time, instead of the West Route. More fun and varied and shorter, with an easy glacier crossing and fun via ferrata section before the summit plateau.
The East Face of Kebnekaise, with the prominent white crest on the right being the North Peak and the main peak just out of view to the upper left. This provides a fun way up the mountain and avoids the crowds on the regular route (2013-07-17). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4561 ft / 1390 m|
| Route:||East Route|
| Trailhead:||Nikkaluokta 2316 ft / 705 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Kebnekaise Main & North (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4561 ft / 1390 m Total Trip Loss: 4561 ft / 1390 m
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