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Uranostinden
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Uranostinden

 
Uranostinden

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Norway, Europe

Lat/Lon: 61.42670°N / 8.15010°E

Object Title: Uranostinden

County: Oppland/Sogn og Fjordane

Activities: Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7077 ft / 2157 m

 

Page By: sondrekv

Created/Edited: Oct 16, 2009 / Oct 18, 2009

Object ID: 564234

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Overview

For many mountain hikers, Uranostinden is the most esthetic and beatiful mountain in the Jotunheimen National park. Especially when you drive along the east side of lake Tyin, Uranostinden looks amazing! There are many different routes to choose when you`re going to reach this peak. From east, south, west and north.

The approach to Uranostinden is quite long, especially in the winter.

In summer the start lies at 1200 metres above sea level and the summit at 2157 metres.

Maps:
*Kartblad 1517 I Tyin 1:50 000
*Turkart "Jotunheimen Vest" 1:50 000

Getting There

Road E16 to Tyinkrysset. (you can follow E16 from Oslo as well as Bergen – opposite directions).
From Tyinkrysset follow Road 252 (gravel road) from Tyin to Eidsbugarden.
The road is open from mid June to mid October. In the Easter there are weasel snow cars driving between Tyin and Eidsbugarden.
From Tyinholmen it is possible to drive on a construction road towards Koldedalen valley. This road has not a good standard, and cars with low profile tyres are not recommended. Park near Raudehaugen (there is a barrier her), but the parking place is not very large.

Route description

(1) Uranosbreen/Uranos glacier:

From Koldedalen, you follow the "T"-marked trail towards lake Urdadalsvatnet and Skogadalsbøen. When you reach the southern part of lake Urdadalsvatnet, you cross the river to the right. There are stones in the river to avoid the water, but in Juny/July it might be difficult not be wet.

Go to the east side of lake 1518 metres. There are typical glacier landscape here. Now, you follow the Uranosbreen/Uranos glacier up to the north of Uranostinden. While walking on glacier, the rope and glacier-knowledge are necessary! The northridge to Uranostind is easy to follow, but the last few metres to the top is a bit airy. Especially can it be dangerous in the winter because of a huge snowdrift.

(2) West face via the north ridge:

From Koldedalen, you follow the "T"-marked trail towards lake Urdadalsvatnet and Skogadalsbøen. Follow the trail until you reach the pass Urdadalsbandet. Now you go 600-700 metres up westwards before you traverse 600 metres to north. Then you go westwards to the pass north of Uranostinden, and reach the top easily. A little bit airy the last metres to the top. Between the pass and Urdadalsbandet there are some snow areas who are quite steep (an ice axe is useful), and the stones are rolling. It is important that you follow the correct route to avoid some dangerous slabs in the west face. It is more difficult to find the right way down to Urdadalsbandet than from Urdadalsbandet.

(3) The south ridge:
 
Uranostinden_narrow_ridge
 

This is the most spectacular and airy route to Uranostinden. If you are scared of hights, a rope might be necessary.

From Koldedalen, you follow the "T"-marked trail towards lake Urdadalsvatnet and Skogadalsbøen. When you reach the southern part of lake Urdadalsvatnet, you cross the river to the right. There are stones in the river to avoid the water, but in Juny/July it might be difficult not be wet.

Continue to the summit "1487 metres" and follow the south ridge to the southern top of Uranostinden (2048 metres). The last part to the southern top is quite airy, and you need to use your hands some places. After that, walk easily to the middle top (2020 metres). Now the serious scramble begins. The ridge to Uranostinden is very narrow, and some places there are short, easy and airy climbs (grade UIAA II-III). The ridge is not very long, and suddenly you stand on the top of Uranostinden (2157 metres). The return can follow route 1 or 2.

(4) From Skogadalsbøen:

If you`re hiking from hut to hut and want to arrive Uranostinden from Skogadalsbøen the first step is to reach top "1900 metres" northwest for Uranostinden. (1) Via Skogadalen: Follow the Skogadalen trail until you reach the rivers coming from Uranosi, at the longitude with Skogadalsnosi. Take off the trail and walk up to top "1606 metres" east of Uranosi. Then you go east to the top "1900 metres" and follow the ridge to Uranostinden. You`re passing the northern summit at Uranostinden, called Slingsbytinde. It is some easy scrambling from this to the pass north of Uranostinden. (2) Via Uradalen: Follow the trail from Skogadalsbøen to Koldedalen via Uradalen. Take off the trail when the river from Uranosi crossing the trail. This is northwest of Steinsengene. Then you walk/scramble by the left side of the river to Uranosi. After that, there are an easy walk to top "1900 metres". The last part is described in "(1) Via Skogadalen".

Camping

In Koldedalen there are some places with vegetation you can have your tent. Tyinholmen rents out apartments and huts. Eidsbugarden Hotel and Fondsbu are also places you can spend the night and have a meal.

External Links

Uranostinden from south, summer 2009 (norwegian)
The south peaks on Uranostind, fall 2008 (norwegian)
Uranostinden from south, summer 2009 (norwegian)
Film: The south peaks on Uranostind, fall 2008
Film: Uranostinden from south, fall 2009

Red tape

National park.

Images

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