Galdhøpiggen Climber's Log

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pablo - Aug 11, 2009 9:42 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2009

Spiterstulen route   Sucess!

Nice and sunny day. Florence and I started at 9h00am from the parking, we reached summit at 13h30. As it was packed, we ate with pleasure some "sardines". After coffee and chocolate we did some pictures and headed down, enjoying "bottom ski" when possible. We reached the parking at 17h45. We refreshed our feet in the glacial river before heading to a deserved shower and dinner in Lom. Beautiful climb and successful iniatiation for Florence.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 27, 2009 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

From Spiterstulen  Sucess!

Warm and sunny day. Early start in Spiterstulen. 3,5 h to the summit. Back in Spiterstulen at 2:30pm.
Nice area.
Soft and deep snow at the afternoon are difficult for hikers with late start.


David_Holland - Jul 23, 2009 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2009

solo  Sucess!

Solo tour to the summit from spiterstulen. Bad rainy and snow conditions.


damgaard - Mar 21, 2009 9:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

from spitterstulen  Sucess!

Solo from Spitterstulen. Weather ok, but not many people on the top. 6 hours up/down

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jan 2, 2008 6:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 1974

From Juvasshytta  Sucess!

Bringing along our children of 6 and 8 years we took the guided tour. When crossing the glacier they tied us all, maybe 30 persons, to the same very long rope! We didn't see any crevasses though. The snow was quite deep, and the weather was cold, overcast, and foggy with absolutely no view from the summit! Very disappointing.


edderkoppen - Oct 2, 2007 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2007

special day  Sucess!

Great weather and a lot of snow!

Kaallin Krimp

Kaallin Krimp - Aug 12, 2007 2:47 am

From Spiterstulen, July 2002  Sucess!

Nice view from the highest point in Norway.

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Aug 6, 2007 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2007

From Spiterstulen  Sucess!

Climbed with my girlfriend. A little bit sunshine in the valley, first snow 150m above Svellnosi. No sight on the summit.


chris.mueller - Aug 3, 2007 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Spiterstulen route  Sucess!

A mess! Poor conditions. Rain in the valley, snowfall up at the summit. Not rewarding.


edderkoppen - Jun 30, 2007 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

early  Sucess!

Start EARLY to avoid the crowds. I started at about 3 am and enjoyed the summit a couple of hours later completely alone with great views.


Cody - Sep 20, 2006 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

from Spiterstulen  Sucess!

Hiked from Spiterstulen in fairly cloudy weather with poor/no visibility at the summit. Despite this, it seemed half of Norway must have been up there.


BigLee - Sep 16, 2006 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2006

Great day out  Sucess!

Climbed from Spitenstulen. Fantastic weather. Cloud hung in the valley all day making for some great vistas. Had the mountain all to myself as well.


tws - Aug 9, 2006 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2006

from Spiterstulen  Sucess!

Was a perfect day for climbing, probably one of the best possible. First snow slopes appeared at about 1600 metres, but the sunny day guaranteed warm weather until the very summit. Well, almost, it was 10+ C on top. Guess I don't have to mention about the views from the summit. The hut was closed for some unknown reason.

efp - Jun 20, 2006 9:54 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2005

Route climbed: from spiterstulen date climbed:  Sucess!

second time at this summit. this time in bad weather with a little rain and a lot of mist.


chilip - Aug 8, 2005 5:59 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from Spiterstulen Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

I climbed in very bad waether.


PeterCorneliusSpaeth - Jul 19, 2005 6:37 pm

Route Climbed: From Spiterstulen Date Climbed: Twice in July 2005  Sucess!

Climbed it twice on successing days, carryied my tripod and lenses two times, had fog and wind in the summit region.

Sometimes you loose... Fortunately there is lot of snow this year, so the descent is fast.


lenik - Jun 1, 2005 2:08 pm

Route Climbed: From Spiterstulen Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Wonderfull weather, bright sunny day, just little below zero Centigrades on the summit, great view around.


edog2005 - Feb 4, 2005 6:05 pm

Route Climbed: From Spiterstulen Date Climbed: 28 June 2000  Sucess!

Camped in Spiterstulen where there was fresh snowfall overnight . Straightforward route up, although a long day. No crampons or ice axe necessary due to relatively mild gradient, soft snow and no ice . No views due to cloud but still an exceptional climb!


Kjetil - Jul 10, 2004 2:50 pm

Route Climbed: Svellnosbreen up, Keilhaus down Date Climbed: July 1991  Sucess!

Followed a party through the ice at Svellnosbreen, but summitted in dense fog. Saw nothing. Slided down to Spiterstulen on the butt, which was great fun. I was a beginner at this time.

I was quite experienced when I attempted a solo winter ski ascent in February 2002, all the way from Galdebygda at 900 masl. I got hit by the worst low pressure ridge to have hit southern Norway in 95 years. It was not forecasted. I aborted the attempt and dug down into a snow-cave at about 1550 masl, which I felt good about. I guess the winds at that time was about 20 m/s, and it was getting dark. The snow penetrated everything in a way I have seen before or after. It even penetrated the solid Scarpa T-3 plastic boots I was wearing. However, the worst was yet to come, allthough I was asleep when it hit. I woke in the middle of the night, and noticed the cave opening was filled with 1.5 meters of snow. I decided to get out, and found that it had forunately cleared up. I evacuated down with no problems. But I learnt a lot that day....

JouPäivikki - May 25, 2003 10:54 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 19, 2002  Sucess!

This is my first "real" mountain which I have summit.

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