Ascent of Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen on 2015-07-13
|Others in Party:||Bob Bazley|
|Date:||Monday, July 13, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6909 ft / 2105 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter climbing Halti, we set off for Sweden and the last high point of our EURO 48 project. We reached Nikkaluokta at lunch time and, after a quick cup of tea, started the 19km hike to the Kebnekaise fjällstation. Initially, we had planned to sleep the night at the fjällstation and set off at 6 or 7am the following morning. However, at dinner we learned that there were quite a few other people planning the same thing. So after a hot meal and a few hours rest we headed off up the west route in the midnight sun. Although it was a long day, and the west route is not the most enjoyable, we had the entire mountain and final summit to ourselves. It was a fitting end to what has taken us 4 years and 4 months to complete. Now onto the next project!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5187 ft / 1580 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||5187 ft / 1580 m|
| Start Trailhead:||1722 ft / 524 m|
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