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|Done the following routes: Andrews renne, Tanbergs renne, Mohns skar via Slingsbybreen|
|Posted May 24, 2011 8:47 am|
|PeterCorneliusSpaeth||Heftyes Renne |
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2007
|Tried 2 times the rainy days before, until finally a 14 hour roundtrip in first good then wet conditions was successfull. We started by car in Bovertun, drove to Turtagro and were the last to touch rock this day. So were stuck behind a very slow huided party in the Andrews Renne. Since it started to rain and snow we did not want to wait longer and abseiled after pitch 1 of that route. Only to turn to Hornet, traverse and climb Heftys Renne. Given the wet and cold and having forgotten to leave the pack at Hornet, it was very hard for me leading. Arriving on top we had no views, and while abseiling the 50m rappel to Hornet, the ropes where tangled in very strong winds. We were more than happy to be back on safe ground later the day. As we looked back Store was lit by sun again :-( I recommend a very early start at Turtagro (5am latest) in order to avoid to be stuck behind guided parties. Decide on the final route late, since while approaching Hornet you still can decide which route has no traffic.|
I assume the climb and the views can be very rewarding in good conditions. Though I will only come back in sunshine (rare in Hurrungane ;-) and try the Skagastols traverse then.
|Posted Aug 13, 2007 5:29 am|
|Totally awesome view from the summit of the surrounding "Hurrungane" area of Jotunheimen. |
Weather was great this day. I think it was on the 9th of August.
Looong approach from the Turtagro hotel to the base of the mountain.
|Posted Jul 22, 2006 12:15 am|
|Kjetil||Route Climbed: Heftye's Renne Date Climbed: August 9, 2003|
|My friend Esben Evensen and I summitted in extraordinary conditions. Esben was leading, I was belay slave. |
It is not commonplace that the rocks at 2400 masl in Norway are heated by the sun and warm and nice to touch, but they were this day. There were some fog in the valleys, but they only added to the magic of this mountain.
I found parts of the approach most scary. Being unfamiliar with the route, it is easy to enter a norwegian grade 3 colouir at that point. I avoided that, still some bare rock parts on the edge of the ridge was pretty airy. Once belayed, the climb was truly magnificient.
|Posted Jul 10, 2004 3:03 pm|
|Oyvind Lind Petersen||Route Climbed: Heftyes Renne Date Climbed: July 11 1997|
|My friend Bjorn and I started from Turtagro at 7:00 A.M., summited at 2:30 P.M and started with redwine at Turtagro Hotel at 8:30 PM.|
|Posted Apr 14, 2001 6:01 pm|