Ascent of Snøhetta on 2012-07-12
|Date:||Thursday, July 12, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2286 m / 7500 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThe plan to drive to Snoheim was thwarted by the road being closed as the army were clearing unexploded ordnance from the area. Spent an hour visiting the pine Snohetta viewpoint and chasing a herd of musk oxen. Then caught the lunchtime Skyttelbuss to the hut at Snoheim – the only way to get there, at least, for this season – see http://www.villrein.no
Worried that whole bus load would all set off for Snohetta together. As it turned out there were only six of us. The route is a mixture of well trodden track, snow slopes and very rough boulder fields – clearly waymarked all the way. The weather started fine, however within a couple of hours it was hail and snow. The summit of Snohetta is dominated by a military installation, including a helicopter landing deck. And it was cold in the snowstorm. No time to hang around and anyway, there was the bus to catch.
For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
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