Climb Stetind, Norway's National Mountain

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Climb Norway's national mountain with a certified local guide. Depending on your experience and wishes, choose either a Normal Route ascent or a South Pillar adventure!

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb Norway's national mountain.
  • Discover the scenic landscapes of the Narvik region.
  • Choose between the East Ridge and South Pillar routes.

Description

Jutting out of the sea, Stetind is Norway's national mountain and a natural treasure that is well worth discovering on a unique climbing adventure to its summit. This gorgeous 1,392 m (4,567 ft) peak is one of the 3 most important climbs in the country next to Store Skagastølstind and Romsdalshorn.

On these tours, we will have the option of climbing Stetind via the Normal Route which goes up the East Ridge, or via the South Pillar, a slightly harder but truly spectacular route.

If we take the Normal Route, we will begin at sea level and wind up through a lovely birch forest until we reach Svartvannet, where we will stop to rest. From there, we will continue on a steeper scramble up to Stetind's false summit, where we will put on a harness and tie ourselves into the ropes. Once safety is in place, we will continue up a ridge, balancing over the church roof before the ten embittered fingertip-traverse. It will take courage as it is the most difficult part of the tour, and involves dangling 1000 meters above the ground. After taking that leap of faith (we will be by your side to help and guide you), the prize is the fantastic view from the top with the Lofoten mountains on the horizon and the Narvik glaciers in the back.

If the normal route sounds easy, then perhaps the South Pillar is more attune to your expectations and needs. This truly gorgeous route involves 12 pitches in a stunning natural setting, where we will follow the steps that climber and philosopher Arne Næss traced.

The hardest part of the South Pillar involves climbing a grade N6. We will go through mythical passages and beautiful shelves such as Kongelosjen and the 2nd Amphitheater, where we can stop for lunch. The starting point of the trip is in the same place as the normal route, but at Svartvannet we will take a different path. Then we will descend via the normal route.

In order to climb Stetind, you need a good fitness level and some prior climbing experience. The South Pillar is for more advanced climbers. In addition, you should be comfortable with some exposure and heights.

Are you ready to climb to the top of Norway's national mountain? Then contact me today and we will start planning your adventure!

Details

Meeting point

Stetind

Photos


Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Other gear: You must have solid mountaineering shoes, food for a day in the mountains and a good backpack.


About the guide

Born and raised in the ski town of Narvik, a bit further east of Lofoten. Moved to Lofoten because of the great climbing and beautiful nature.


What people are saying about Stian Bruvoll


Prices per person

Group of 1

NOK 5980 Each

Group of 2

NOK 4124 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The listed prices are for the normal route. The prices for the South Pillar route are 6500NOK for one person and 4500NOK each in a group of two. We provide the necessary equipment.




 

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