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East slope

Page Type: Route

Location: Troms, Norway, Europe

Lat/Lon: 69.73500°N / 18.59440°E

Object Title: East slope

Route Type: Hiking, Scrambling

Season: Summer, Fall

Time Required: Half a day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

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Page By: darinchadwick

Created/Edited: Oct 7, 2003 / Jun 11, 2013

Object ID: 159014

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Approach


Follow the directions on the main page to find the trailhead. Trails in Norway are not constantly maintained, and are usually only marked.

Route Description


Easy scrambling below Blåmann summit
Hard to believe but a week after this photo was taken, a couple was stranded on BlÃ¥mann for 22 hours in fog because they couldn't find the way down.  As you can see in the photo, the use path is clearly evident.
After leaving the car, follow the biggest clearest path. This is easier to find because the beginning of the route begins in a bog, and boards have been placed to traverse over this. So if you're in mud up to your calves, you're off route.
Continue following the path to a copse of trees, then up steeper and left. From here the paths diverge a bit, the one closest to the cliffs is the easiest to follow. Traverse under a series of cliffs until reaching a break. Ascend through this small gap to the upper slabs. Pick your way through the slabs, it should never be harder than third class. As the summit draws near, a path becomes visible again, with a small chimney, and more short third class steps.
Follow the route for the descent. It can be tricky to find the gap from the slabs to the path traversing below the cliffs. See photo for the cairn marking the way. It's important to find this gap, as all the slabs steepen into cliffs after this point.

Essential Gear


Just boots and clothes for the weather.

Miscellaneous Info


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Images

Heading down above the fogBlåmann top of South PillarWinding between slabs on the upper slopes of BlåmannShelf at halfway point.This is the cairn to watch...Light scrambling on BlåmannTop of South Pillar, peering down
Out of the fogEasy scrambling below Blåmann summitTraversing path