A nice climb from Spiterstulen. We started the day around 7 AM in nice, sunny weather, which unfortunately went from bad to worse on the way up. By the time we reached the top, we had strong winds, the rain was a mix of water and sleet, and it was hard to stand up. The weather continued to get worse when we descended from the mountain, and a lot of groups decided to turn back, so we had made it just in-time.
According to discussion inside the summit hut, the previous night had been the prettiest on the mountain that whole year - just our luck!
The climb took us around 7 hours, including some rest at the summit hut.
Route climbed from Spiterstulen during a 12 day hike in Jotunheimen.
We started from the Spiterstulen hut which is at 1200 meter. Long rather easy route, (August 23, 1993).
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.
Warm and sunny day. Early start in Spiterstulen. 3,5 h to the summit. Back in Spiterstulen at 2:30pm.
Soft and deep snow at the afternoon are difficult for hikers with late start.
Solo tour to the summit from spiterstulen. Bad rainy and snow conditions.
Solo from Spitterstulen. Weather ok, but not many people on the top. 6 hours up/down
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.
Great weather and a lot of snow!
Nice view from the highest point in Norway.
Climbed with my girlfriend. A little bit sunshine in the valley, first snow 150m above Svellnosi. No sight on the summit.
A mess! Poor conditions. Rain in the valley, snowfall up at the summit. Not rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
second time at this summit. this time in bad weather with a little rain and a lot of mist.
I climbed in very bad waether.
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.
Wonderfull weather, bright sunny day, just little below zero Centigrades on the summit, great view around.