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