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bruno baschungnorwegian route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2014

bruno baschung

I reached the top from norwegian side (N° 112 047 according to summit's book!). In spite of a limited number of meters to climb, distance is quite long (about 6 km) on rocks. Crossing the reindeer fences and finding summit access may require some time. Don't go there without good weather, good map (norwegian 1733 at 1/50000) and of course a good GPS.... and spare batteries. it's not at all a place where to get lost, so prepare carefully your ascent though there are actually no difficulty. Don't make any confusion about the actual location of finnish summit with another lower summit being on the right and visible during the way up, rely on your GPS and good judgement, quite an interesting exercicze, even in good weather! View on the way and from the top are just amazing.

The ascent can be done of course in summer months Under the midngight sun allowing some flexibility (we had permanent daylight on july 9th...)

Enjoy it

Bruno baschung
Posted Jul 19, 2014 3:17 am

AbraxasFrom Norway  Sucess!
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

bobbyfmNorwegian route   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 22, 2013

bobbyfm

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

HenneBNorth Slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

HenneB

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 MarretschClimbed from Norwegian side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2012

Joerg Marretsch

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 AhonenClimbed from the hut  Sucess!

Jukka Ahonen

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

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