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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.

Hemsedal

a vast ice-fall, is prob­a­bly the best in­tro­duc­tion to the Nor­we­gian gi­ants. Lo­cated at high altitude, above Hemsedal, ac­cess to the site re­quires

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