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"Std Route" / Styggebreen Glacier T
Type: Trad, Grade III
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Apr 10, 2017
Admins: Michael Sullivan

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Description

At the end of the access road (past the Juvesshytta Lodge) walk until you reach the glacier, rope up and cross the Styggebreen glacier. Easy hiking along a gentle ridge leads one to the summit and a small cafe.

Figure about 3 hrs over-and-up, 2 hrs back.

Probably 98% of the people who do this climb do so in large (25 to 100 people) "guided" parties. UHG! While the cost for this is a bit high, it's probably less than the "cost" of falling into a crevasse.
When Sheila and I stayed at the Juvasshytta (Lodge) we were most fortunate to encounter a elderly, but spry, Norwegian gentleman and his wife who were taking their adult granddaughter around the mountains. He had and ice axe, I had a rope. Over a glass of port in front of the fire we planned our ascent the next day. He apparently had done some guiding in his younger days and was able to secure a second ice axe.
We had a "grand time", never saw a crevasse (it was early in the season) but did see one of the large "guided" parties.

Location

The access road starts (VERY ROUGHLY ) half way between Oppland and Lom; climbs past the Juvasshytta Lodge (nice place) and ends near the start of the glacier.

Protection

Rope, ice axe and glacier gear.

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