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"Std Route" / Styggebreen Glacier 

   
Type:  Trad, Grade III
Original: Easy Snow [details]
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on Apr 10, 2017

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BETA PHOTO: Crossing the Styggebreen Glacier, summit is to the...

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.


Photos of "Std Route" / Styggebreen Glacier Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the Top of Northern Europe
BETA PHOTO: View from the Top of Northern Europe
Rock Climbing Photo: Along the ridge; we've unroped now (2 of the 6...
BETA PHOTO: Along the ridge; we've unroped now (2 of the 6...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the ridge
BETA PHOTO: On the ridge
Rock Climbing Photo: The Thundering Hoards approach! Fortunately we had...
BETA PHOTO: The Thundering Hoards approach! Fortunately we had...
Rock Climbing Photo: Typical "Guided" Party - there's abo...
Typical "Guided" Party - there's abo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Warning Sign at Parking Spot, end of road
BETA PHOTO: Warning Sign at Parking Spot, end of road
Rock Climbing Photo: Four of the five of us
Four of the five of us

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