Ascent of Hermannsdalstinden on 2012-07-19

Climber: Martin Richardson

Date:Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:3376 ft / 1029 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the car park at Sorvagen I followed the sign for the Munkebu hut and quickly realised that there were rather a lot of other people doing the same. I must have overtaken around 100 people by the time I got to the hut. Why so many? Because the views were stunning all the way there. Thankfully 98% of the people stop and eat their packed lunch on the verandah of the closed hut and then return to Sorvagen.
The other odd 2% carry on. And from this point the path is not so obvious and easy to follow. There is a lot of up and down - I did around 2750m of ascent to get up to the top at 1029m - some of it quite steep and snow covered. For one section there were fixed ropes.
By the time I was near the summit the promising weather had gone and clouds were settling on the higher ground. Still it did not rain, much.
The final section to the top with room for only person was a bit of a scramble and a puzzle in the mist to find the way. On my return journey (with all that down and up to reverse), even though it was quite late there were still a handful of people coming the other way up to the hut. When there is is 24 hours daylight it doesn't matter when you go out.

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