I suspected that Senja Island held considerable potential for new routes.
I found out through conversations with Eilertsen, that foreigners are heartily welcomed. He stressed, however, the importance of seeing Senja as something very special, an island that deserves good, clean adventure and should be reserved only for particular climbers and adventurers. It needs to be understood that ethics play an important role; to use clean style and to play by fair means.
That was exactly the message that we had hoped for. My strength is doing demanding climbing in alpine terrain, using removable protection. It reminded me of the character of the routes from a Scottish winter.
As a warm-up we climbed Eilertsen’s recommendation, the Great Corner, M7+, 300 m, a southwest facing wall on Mt. Tebbeltuva, its first ascent was in 2012 by Rich Cross and Jim Bird. Not knowing it at the time, Thomas Senf and Christian Schlesener succeeded in the first complete ascent. Nina and I climbed as the second team, but unfortunately a headlamp was forgotten.