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Store Skagastølstind Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,562'
Location: 61.46134, 7.87101 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Kristian Starheim on Dec 16, 2014
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Store Skagastølstind (Storen, The big one) is the third highest mountain in Norway. Even though there strictly speaking is one route that does not require climbing (over Mohns Skar, but this requires long glacier crossing), most routes require climbing. It is therefore a "climbers mountain". Ever since its first ascent in 1876 by William Cecil Slingsby it has been intrinsically linked to norwegian alpine and mountaineering history.

As in all of Hurrungane, the weather is harsh as humid coastal air lifts up and cools into mist and rain.

Getting There 

Most commonly approached from Turtagrø hotel through Skagadalen, over the Skagastølsglacier (crampons!) to the emergency shelter Skagastølsbu (1758meters, ca 3hours from Turtagrø). From here complex terrain to the top-crown, where numerous routes can take you to the top.

Can also be approached over Styggedalsridge, Skagastølsridge or Mohn Glacier, but these are all serious alpine routes.

Climbing Season

For the Norway area.

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Heftyes Couloir 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Europe : Norway : ... : Store Skagastølstind
Approach the route through Skagadalen to the emergency shelter Skagastølsbu, up the scrambling-section at the south-face to the "Corner", a step at the south-east corner of Storen, just below the top crown (at 2310 meters). This approach can take between 5 and 10 hours, depending on weather and route-finding.Traverse from the corner out to the "Galleries" in the east-wall. Exposed but easy climbing, 1-2 pitches (easy 5th). Belay at ledge under a dihedral. This is Heftyes Couloir, and it is real...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Umbrella - one of the "10 essentials" fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Library at Turtagro Lodge
Library at Turtagro Lodge
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BETA PHOTO: The newer structure, dining room and more modern r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tea time at the Lodge
Tea time at the Lodge
Rock Climbing Photo: Slingsby with Storen behind (Photo on wall of Turt...
BETA PHOTO: Slingsby with Storen behind (Photo on wall of Turt...
Rock Climbing Photo: Turtagro Lodge - the original lodge, (behind the m...
BETA PHOTO: Turtagro Lodge - the original lodge, (behind the m...
Rock Climbing Photo: Raps from the summit block. Trust you'll end u...
Raps from the summit block. Trust you'll end u...
Rock Climbing Photo: From ryggen above bandet.
From ryggen above bandet.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dreaming of Storen (Biggie) in crisp conditions
Dreaming of Storen (Biggie) in crisp conditions

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