Sectors and routes
The Lyngen Alps
At the latitudes of the Lyngen Alps, located to the north-east of Tromso, at around 70°N, trees can barely grow above sea level! Regularly reached by boat by sealskin skiing parties, they are home to some superb ice and mixed climbing lines. Stovelen is a summit with an altitude of 850m/2,789ft, standing directly above the Lingseidet fjord. It can only be accessed by boat. In 2008, we opened a direct and elegant mixed line. Other lines remain to be discovered on this vast rock face. This northern part of Norway is home to many a marvel: in the region of Kafjord, or above the Lingseidet MIT, there are several extremely steep 400m/1,300ft lines. The entire region can be reached by car, which you can hire at Tromso.
VI 5+ M5+ 850m/2,789ft, accessible by boat. Magnificent ice, snow and mixed line directly above the waterline, signed Philippe Batoux, Dorian Labeye, Thierry Franc, Ludovic Seiffert Robert, March 2006.
III 5+ 150m/492ft, magnificent wide wall offering a vast range of possibilities; the last pitch presents a slight overhang and when we climbed it, we encountered perfect ice upon which all of our anchor points held fast upon the first strike! Access: approach by ski, travel up the canyon.
a vast ice-fall, is probably the best introduction to the Norwegian giants. Located at high altitude, above Hemsedal, access to the site requires