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by jmarkb » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Date walked: 30/07/2018
Time taken: 5.5
Distance: 9 km
Ascent: 840m4 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
At the col, the bitey insects had gone, though the flies remained, despite a slight breeze. After some dithering, we decided to carry on. The terrain now became much rockier, but the boulders here are quite stable and the going reasonable. About halfway up, we heard a large rockfall in a gully off to the right, probably triggered by the heat! Higher up the ridge becomes a bit more well defined. The final section is a bit scrambly, and we took a detour round the left side to avoid the steepest section, before threading our way through boulders to the summit, which consists of a huge perched granite block. Despite the heat and the continued attention of the flies, the views were stunning, with the sea mirror-calm below and the islands seeming to float above it.
We decided to make a circuit by descending the other ridge. To begin with we had to pick a way through jumbles of giant boulders, but we soon got onto easier terrain towards the col. The descent from here had looked OK from below, but on closer inspection it turned out to be a mix of unstable boulders and low birch scrub. This took us some time to negotiate, before rejoining the path near the small lake. Some of the birch woods here have sadly been decimated by moth caterpillar infestations in recent years, leaving many trees dead and dying. We hurried on down, keen to escape the insects: a small bonus was spotting some twinflowers in the woods.
Coming out of the trees - Senja in the distance
Bremnestinden, Ryptinden and Breidtinden
Styrmannen and Stappen
The upper ridge
Rekvik village and Skamtinden (right)
Ersfjord - Hollendaren is the most prominent peak
Tussøya, Sommerøy and Senja
by Mal Grey » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:00 pm
by dav2930 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:43 am
by DizzyVizion » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:08 pm
That place looks amazing
by jmarkb » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:46 pm
by Alteknacker » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:54 pm
by johnkaysleftleg » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:36 am
by jmarkb » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm
johnkaysleftleg wrote:Wow, some amazing images, looks an awesome place.
That's high praise coming from you, sir, thank you!
I'm sure you would do it better justice in terms of photography....