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Climb the Romsdalshorn

Join Alexander, a qualified IMFGA mountain guide on a climbing adventure in Norway. Get ready to ascend the renowed Romsdalshorn from the North Wall, a classic Norwegian alpine climbing route. Don't miss out on this adventure amid the breathtaking landscapes of Norway.

Private

1 Day

Jun - Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Conquer the challenging and iconic peak of Romsdalshorn in Norway.

* Experience one of the classis alpine climbs of Norway: The North Wall.

* Navigate rope work in exposed terrain, engage in pitch climbing, and descend via rappel.

Description

Prepare for an extraordinary encounter with Romsdalshorn, an iconic and formidable mountain known for its challenges in Norway. Embark on this amazing alpine adventure led by certified IFMGA Mountain Guides.

We will climb the North Wall, a classic alpine climbing choice.

Our journey will start in the Vengedalen Valley, a quick 20-minute drive from the regional center of Åndalsnes. Upon arriving, we'll start our hike along the trail leading to Litjfjellet, a small mountain that offers a stunning view of the Romsdal valley.

Continuing along the ridge, we'll ascend towards the Gap, a col where we'll prepare for the rope work. The initial 100 meters involves easy scrambling, but as we progress, the wall becomes steeper, leading us to engage in pitch climbing to reach the summit—approximately six pitches, covering around 200 meters of ascent.

For the descent, we'll rappel back the same way we ascended. Typically, we begin our adventure at 07:00, and the entire trip can take from 7 to 10 hours.

While the overall altitude difference is moderate at 700 meters, a significant portion of the ascent entails rope work in exposed terrain; thus, prior experience with heights and mountaineering is recommended.

Are you ready to embrace the challenge? With our expert guides by your side, we assure you an exhilarating and immersive adventure amid the breathtaking landscapes of Norway. Don't miss out, reserve your spot today and join us for an unforgettable journey!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

Price details

Price Includes Guiding fee and all climbing equipment.


Itinerary

Day 1: Climb the Romsdalshorn

We'll meet in the Vengedalen Valley, a mere 20-minute drive from the regional hub of Åndalsnes. There, we will go to Litjfjellet, a small mountain near Romsdal valley.

We will continue along a ridge to the Gap, where we'll gear up and start our climb.

The first 100 meteres will involve easy scrambling. As we continue, the walls will become steeper. Then, we'll transition to pitch climbing fro 200 meters, spread across six pitches. We'll rappel on the way back.

The entire trip will lasts approximately 7 to 10 hours.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

For a day in the mountains, it's essential to wear appropriate clothing, including wind and waterproof shells, an insulating layer, and warm underwear. Don't forget to bring gloves, a cap, and a headband or scarf to protect yourself from the elements. Make sure to have proper mountaineering boots for the terrain. Sunglasses and suncream are essential to shield yourself from the sun's glare and UV rays. Carry a 30-40 liter backpack to accommodate your necessities. Remember to pack enough food and water to sustain you for the entire eight-hour adventure. We will provide the necessary climbing equipment, including a climbing harness and helmet, for your safety and convenience.


FAQs

What level of skill/fitness should I have for this trip?

Reasonable fitness and prior experience in mountain hikes through rugged terrain are prerequisites for this activity. While climbing experience is not mandatory, having some knowledge in climbing will be advantageous. The climbing difficulty level corresponds to Norwegian grade 4-, which is equivalent to UIAA IV.

How will lodging be arranged?

In Romsdalen, there is a diverse range of lodging options available. Visitors can choose from comfortable hotels such as Hotel Aak, Rauma Hotel, and Grand Hotel Bellevue in Åndalsnes. Alternatively, for a more rustic experience, cabins can be rented at Isfjorden camping or Mjelva camping. For those seeking a closer connection with nature, pitching tents is an option in the beautiful Vengedalen, free of charge.

Isfjorden is the closest community with convenient access to grocery stores and public transportation. If you prefer a wider array of amenities, Åndalsnes, just 10 minutes further away, offers an extensive selection of shops and restaurants.

Please note that lodging is not included in the package price.

What are the qualifications of the guides?

Your guide will be an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Can I do this trip if I have no previous climbing experience?

Yes. Previous climbing experience is desirable, but not mandatory. I recommend booking a half day of intro before if you are unsure about your capabilities.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Brosundet Alesund Norway
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Hotel Aak Balestrand Norway
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Hotel Union Geiranger Geiranger Norway
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About the guide

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Alexander

Mountain Guide

I'm currently based in Beisfjord – outside the city of Narvik in Northern Norway.
I'm offering guiding in the whole of Scandinavia whether it be ski touring in the Kebnekaise massif or Lyngen Alps, rock climbing in Bohuslän, the Lofoten Islands or mountaineering in the big mountain ranges of southern Norway, Narvik or Kebnekaise.

I'm always interested to see new places and gain new experiences so don’t hesitate to get in touch to let me fulfill your dream mountain experience.

Educated UIAA/SKF Rock Climbing instructor, IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, SVELAV/CAA Avalanche Technician and NOLS Wilderness First Responder but mostly a passionate skier and climber.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA


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