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Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby Jukka Ahonen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has information about the typical weather conditions near Kebnekaise in May or early June?

Also, does anyone have experience of climbing Nygren's route in the spring?
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Re: Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby alexey » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:48 am

Hi!
Up on the glacier it's sort of early spring - crevasses covered, can be quite wintery at times, but warm and nice if sunny. The climbing routes are going to be in winter condition - that is, covered by snow, loose stones frosen, cornices. Approach to Kebnekaise fjallstation is wet and more ofter than not can not be done on skis,Tarfala valley and above are skiable at least until mid-May, often until early June. Nygren's this time of the year is a rather simple mixed AD. Start early, it faces east and the snow gets soft pretty fast. Use the eastern standard route as descent, it'll be snow-covered and thus very easy to descent.
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Re: Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby bobbyfm » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:54 pm

Hi,
And what about the Durlings led route, is it suitable for hiking in April? I've red that this is the easiest route.
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Re: Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby alexey » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:53 pm

April is a winter month up there, so it'll be very suitable for skiing:-)
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Re: Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby bobbyfm » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:01 pm

Yup, I know it´s a winter month :) I'll go hiking, I don't ski. I suppose I'll need crampons and may be an ice-axe.
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Re: Kebnekaise (Sweden)

Postby Lolli » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:38 pm

You can book transport to Kebnekaise Fjällstation if you arrive late, for instance. That's a 19 km trip. Hike from there. In April it's still winter in the Arctic. The weather can be rather rough. Daytime can also be sunny and warm, if you're lucky. Depends a lot on of it's early or late April.
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