Pre-melting Kebnekaise-Sydtoppen, Sweden

Prominence: 1758 m, 5767 ft

Elevation: 2120 meters, 6955 feet

True Isolation: 0.59 km, 0.37 mi
Historical Info:This peak only existed until 2019-09-03.
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Giebmegáisi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)67° 54' 3'' N, 18° 31' 1'' E
67.900765, 18.516862 (Dec Deg)
395772 E 7533894 N, Zone 34 (UTM)

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 63
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 66)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1974-07-01 by Pierre Duff (Unsuccessful)
     1997-08-09 by Robert Garneau (Unsuccessful)
     2004-08-01 by Rickard Colliander
     2010-07-15 by Eric Gilbertson
     2012-09-21 by Jon Colbert
     2015-07-17 by Freja Melefors
     2015-07-26 by John Stolk
     2016-07-05 by Peter Stone
     2017-06-04 by Joel Wilner (Unsuccessful)
     2017-07-06 by Piotr Kaczynski
     2019-03-03 by Simon Lefebvre-Filleau
     2019-07-18 by Wayne Snyder (GPS Track)
     2019-08-31 by Ying Liu

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This peak, the "pre-melting" Kebnekaise, is now considered historic and no ascents of it can be recorded after 2019.

On September 3, 2019, scientists at Stockholm University measured the two summits of Kebnekaise and determined that the highest rock of North Peak (Nordtoppen) was a meter higher than the melting snowcap of the South Peak (Sydtoppen). Since the permanent snow and ice of the Sydtoppen is likely to remain lower as the Earth's climate warms, the Nordtoppen is now the highest point in Sweden and an peak with over 1500 meters of prominence.

Climbers who attained the Nordtoppen summit at any time now have credit on this web site for the current Sweden high point and ultra-prominent peak. Climbers who only climbed the Sydtoppen have credit for a ultra-prominent peak for their lifetime totals, but not the peak that now appears on most lists on There are a few historic lists that include the old pre-melting Sydtoppen.

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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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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1758 m/5767 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1778 m/5832 ft
  Line Parent: Snøhetta
  Key Col: 362 m/1188 ft
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Scandinavia-European Arctic
Range3: Scandinavian Mountains
Range4: Kebnekaise Region
Drainage BasinsGulf of Bothnia
Baltic Sea
North Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Data Source1:50,000 Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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The summit of Kebnekaise at 02:00 (2016-07-05). Photo by Peter Stone.
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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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Highest point in Sweden (2017-08-22). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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Standing on the South peak of Kebnekaise in the winter season (2019-03-03). Photo by Simon Lefebvre-Filleau.
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