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Ascent of Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen on 2013-07-17

Climber: Robert Garneau

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen
    Location:Sweden
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

A beautiful, corniced ridge connects the main summit to Nordtoppen, looking more like you are in the Alps than in Sweden. I did the traverse solo with just poles but would highly recommend crampons and an ice axe since the snow on the main summit turned to hard neve on the windblown Nordtoppen part of the ridge. It's a long way down to the glacier on the west side of Kebnekaise.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
In and out of clouds
Ascent Part of Trip: Kebnekaise Main & North (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen2013-07-174561 ft / 1390 m
2Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen2013-07-17 
Total Trip Gain: 4561 ft / 1390 m    Total Trip Loss: 4561 ft / 1390 m



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