Since I liked the atmosphere at Spitertulen, I decided to stay there a bit longer and go to Glittertind on a day trip. The upper part of the hike seemed to last forever - there was a fair bit of distance to cover, on a boulder-strewn summit area - until, finally, the real summit came into view.
Cloudy and quite miserable but nice day out. Managed to get to the top without putting crampons on.
Climbed it from Spiterstulen and back. Saw few people, but a lot of reindeer :)
From Glitterheim to Spiterstulen.
Åsa and I summited Glittertind from our high camp at beautiful Steindalen through the west flank. Visibility 10 meters on the summit. Rather icy and cold. Care taken on the summit due to the assumed cornices.
Climbed Glittertind during a 12 day hike in Jotunheimen. Bivouac at Leirtjonne and from there to the top. No visibility due to snow. Return to bivouac place and then continued to Spiterstulen.
Just me and my friend on the summit around nine a.m. What an experience! Great to be alone on the one of the highest summits of Jotunheimen.
We started from the Spiterstulen hut. The tour took all day to complete. No major difficulties, (August 24, 1993).
Climbed Glittertind with Roman, Timm & Elmar during a trip to Norway in our school vacations. Jotunheimen is a very special place!
Solo tour to the summit from spiterstulen. Bad rainy and snow conditions. Whiteout at the summit, it get near as possible to the summit, knowing there is the danger of cornices,
Walked up from Spitterstulen. Fine trip except very low visibility due to snow the upper 300 m. Couldn't see a thing. 7 hours for the trip up/down
Don't remember exactly the date, but it was in the most incredible warm Easter, which I think was 2003. My ambition was to sleep in an open bivuac on the summit, but I didn't quite make it there. I slept under the open skies at around 2200 meters, and then ascended in the early morning the next day. I descended down the south-west flank (which was rocky and no good skiing) and onwards to Veobreen.
Weather was cloudy in the morning but the afternoon was great. Summited Glitter-Rundhø and Ryggehø before returning to Stiterstulen.
Perfect views and nice weather while the ascend. weather shifted into bad thunderstorm with lots of icigles and rain at the descend. No wind. Crampons were fine because of the ice in the upper part. Trace was very dangerously near the cornice. Climbed from and to Glitterheim.
Just fog everywhere, no views, on the summit quite strong wind.
It was very foggy weather. Around 2000m we reached the snow and we saw nothing from the summit.
We were carrying skis all the way from the July-green valley around the starting-point Spiterstulen, 1100 meter. My brother Trond and I hit the snow at 1700 m. and start cross-countrying all the way to the peak in a too-much-sun-condition.
And Glittertind is more dramatic and scenic than Galdopiggen which is few lousy meter higher.