Ascent of Hamperokken on 2012-07-26

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Thursday, July 26, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:1403 m / 4606 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The route up starts, as ever it seems, with negotiating through the ubiquitous birch trees. Then it was a steep climb to a long airy and scrambly ridge with rather loose stones that came away as I pulled myself over the rocks. Occasionally there were escape 'paths', but not often. The last section was quite awkward in the mist - how on earth do I get round this tower and on to the summit? In a sense, the mist made it easier in that I could not see just how much exposure there was. The summit is quite small in area.
The map shows an alternative route off, however, I did not want to risk losing my way over a boulder field and reversed my ascent route to eventually drop below the cloud level and those birch trees. I did find an easier way down through the forest than the path marked on the map, though.

For pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
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