Join an IFMGA certified mountain guide on this 1-day climbing adventure to the Western Pillar in the beautiful Lofoten island!
Presten is one of the best known cliffs in the beautiful Lofoten Archipelago in Norway. This majestic 500m pillar of beautiful granite rises straight up from the emerald waters of the Norwegian sea. Join me and enjoy this must-do 1-day climb by the West Pillar!
The Presten -meaning The Priest-West Pillar is a 12 pitch route and has fantastic rock climbing up to US 5.10/ NO 6/ FR 6a+. It is probably one of the best long free climbs you will ever do, and it is for sure the most famous route in the Lofoten islands.
I will guide you on this great short approach of varied climbing. We will have fun pitch after pitch on a fantastic clean granite wall.
Presten is located just a few minutes from Henningsvær, a small fishing village, taken over by outdoor enthusiasts during summer.
Our starting time depends on weather and conditions. It also depends on the time of the year and number of climbers. It usually takes us about 7 to 10 hours in total including descent. We will meet in the morning and enjoy this fantastic climb in the sun!
I suggest at least a day of climbing before the Presten for a good warm up.
So are you in for this great climb in Lofoten? Send me a request and we will start planning this fantastic adventure. Me or a guide from my team will guide you on this great climb. Please note that I only organize private tours. Unfortunately, I can’t deal with clients looking to join groups. Thank you!
You could also check my guided Stetind south east ridge climb!
CLIMBING LEVEL: You need to be comfortable following Norwegian Grade 6. EQUIPMENT: I supply the ropes, rock rack, and all technical equipment. You will need to have rock shoes, harness, and helmet (rentals available). You will carry your own small back pack on this route with clothes, water, food, and light shoes for the descent. I supply the rest.
We will meet in Lofoten. To get to Lofoten, you can fly into Svolvær with SAS or fly to Evenes with Norwegian or SAS. The cheapest is to fly to Evenes but you'll have to drive for 2.5 hours to get to Lofoten. This is a beautiful drive so if you arrive in the daylight it's a plus.
Northern Alpine Guides is based in Lofoten, Norway and is run by IFMGA-certified guide Seth Hobby and his wife Maren Eek Bistrup. They offer climbing and ski touring trips, both tailor-made and for groups.
Their base camp in Kavelbag, Lofoten - the Lofoten Ski Lodge - is the ultimate spot to have a true Arctic experience while enjoying comfy accommodation and great food year round.
The team, made up of passionate and certified guides, also runs trips in Alaska, the Alps and Nepal. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished alpinist or ski tourer, you can count on having the time of your life in the company of Northern Alpine Guides.
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Group of 1
|NOK 5155 each|
Group of 2
|NOK 2578 each|
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Seth was an excellent guide with a wealth of knowledge and very interesting to chat to. I was nervous about the climb but felt incredibly safe under his instruction. The day was fantastic, I highly recommend it to anyone who can stomach the heights!
I had a great time with Charlie, my climbing guide. He was very professional and taught me new tricks and techniques.
Thank You guys for another great getaway experience! The lodge, the food, the nature, the guests, the guides all equally fantastic. Two years in a row makes this a tradition - we\'ll see you next winter again!
Lofoten Ski Lodge is a pleasure for all senses and takes service to the next level. While other resorts or hotels have to mobilise a whole lot of service to make their guests feel comfortable, Seth and his crew have a unique way of creating a cozy atmosphere that makes you feel looked after and taken care of. Thank you for another great weekend!
Paradise on earth with friendliest personal ever and cute professional guides @northernalpineguides! Rock rock
Great skiing, great food and great place!
Beautiful location, high quality food, lovely staff, awesome mountains and skilled guides. Can\'t ask for more! Expect one of the best ski touring trips of your life!