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Ascent of Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen on 2016-07-08

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Eva
Pontus
Date:Friday, July 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen
    Location:Sweden
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started out in the morning, at about 7:30, from the Kebnekaise mountain hut after a nice breakfast. Followed the Eastern Trail to the morain and then Björling Glacier. Crossed the glacier and climber the via ferrata to upper mountain. Anders felt bad and turned back to camp. Climbed the ridge to the Southern Summit where we roped up. A few other parties gathered at the summit with us.

Followed the eastern side of the ridge down to the saddle and then the western ridge side to the Northern Summit. There were large cornices making the traverse moving from one side to the other. Here we were alone. After pictures at the summit, we hiked north over snow down towards the Neck Pass (Halspasset). Reach the end of the snow where we overlooked the pass and decided to downclimb to it. Used some permanent bolts to place our protection as the downclimb is exposed. A short rest at the pass and then a quick hike down the steep snow. The bergschrund was not so bad so we managed to jump across. Hiked down the Big Glacier (Storglaciären) and then back up to Björlings Glacier. Over the snow field and morain and back to the Eastern Trail. Back to the mountain hut at about 8 pm, just in time for the later dinner.
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A panorama to the West, from the North Summit with the Southern summit at the left (2016-07-08). Photo by Caj Svensson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6175 ft / 1882 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6175 ft / 1882 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6175 ft / 1882 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Easter trail (via ferrata)
    Start Trailhead:705 ft / 214 m
    Time:7 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6175 ft / 1882 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Neck Pass, and Big Glacier
    End Trailhead:705 ft / 214 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Kebnekaise traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen2016-07-08 1 
2Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen2016-07-08 26175 ft / 1882 m
Total Trip Gain: 6175 ft / 1882 m    Total Trip Loss: 6175 ft / 1882 m
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