Halti Climber's Log
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|Abraxas||From Norway |
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013
|The road to the trailhead was rough, but got there with a subcompact five-speed rental car, so no worries there. I did not find the route to the summit to be "well marked" after a while. . .at all. I had the coordinates, so it wasn't an issue, but I'd recommend you have a few waypoints to keep yourself on track. There are dozens of cairns on the way up marking multiple paths, but once up the initial climb, I lost them all and followed a fence for a while until I noticed I wasn't making positive progress. . .|
After getting my pictures at the Finnish HP, and logging the summit register, I set off for the actual summit (Raisduattarhaldi) on the return. The summit log there is in wooden box labeled Halti--can't miss it. If I hadn't been able to see the giant summit cairn from the Finnish HP, I wouldn't have been able to find it without coordinates--once you start up the slight slope, you cannot see the peak for quite a while.
Overall, I'm glad I took the short route to the summit. The drive down the fjord (Kåfjord) is very attractive. I also highly recommend hiking a mile to Sabetjohka after the hike (the trailhead is on the dirt road you take to Halti's TH). Deep gorge with (only) a pedestrian bridge across it, constructed just to see a fantastic waterfall tumble into the gorge. That's public money well spent!
|Posted Sep 8, 2013 11:36 pm|
|bobbyfm||Norwegian route |
Date Climbed: May 22, 2013
|It was a really enjoyable hike but also a very difficult one. I went there a bit too late (or early) and the snow was too soft so it was very hard to walk. It took me about 2 days walk from few km after Birtavarre (the road from Birtavarre to Guolasjarvi lake was blocked by the snow) to hike to the summit and back. I slept in one of the shepherd's houses near the lake which door was broken and therefore 2 out of 3 beds were covered with snow. Thanks a lot to Joerg Marretsch and HenneB for their advises and help in researching the route.|
|Posted Aug 27, 2013 9:54 am|
|HenneB||North Slopes |
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012
|Fun boulder hopping ascent of Finland's highest from the Norwegian side. First I went too far, even though I found a yellow cairn which fits the description of the summit, but the elevation shown by the GPS was wrong. Luckily I decided to hit the next higher peak on my way back, which also had a yellow cairn near the summit, this time accompanied by a register and the correct elevation. So make sure to hit all three bumps on the plateau (that way you will have been to the summit for sure), because it is too remote to go back a second time.....|
|Posted Aug 16, 2012 8:47 am|
|Joerg Marretsch||Climbed from Norwegian side |
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012
|Easy climb from lake Guolasjarvi over rocky terrain and some snow patches. Reach the summit after 3 hours with incomming fog.|
Allways foggy during decent. Climbers must have experience in use of maps and/or GPS.
|Posted Jul 14, 2012 5:54 am|
|Jukka Ahonen||Climbed from the hut|
|We reached the top from the huts in a couple of hours. It's a hike up, basically jumping from one boulder to another until you reach the top. Nice weather and very good views from the highest point in Finland. Otherwise, nothing special|
|Posted Jul 24, 2010 4:49 am|