Ascent of Kebnekaise on 2012-09-21

Climber: Jon Colbert

Others in Party:Pip.E
Date:Friday, September 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
    Elevation:6909 ft / 2105 m

Ascent Trip Report

1. Nikkaluokta to Darfaloagi
2. To Kitteldalen
3. Summit day
4. To Sinnijohka via STF Singi
5. To Sielmmanjira via Tjaktjapasset
6. To Garddenvaggi via Alesjaur
7. To Abisko

Mostly plugging in fresh, knee deep snow. A few icy patches on the route up from Kitteldalen. We got back to the tent after 9 hours.

After the climb, we walked out to Abisko, and didn´t see many people on the track. A few of the STF huts were still open but we bypassed them and just stayed in the tent each night, which had a tendency to freeze each night...

Great trip.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8877 ft / 2704 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9205 ft / 2804 m
    Round-Trip Distance:75.2 mi / 121 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:6 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5990 ft / 1825 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5334 ft / 1625 m; Extra: 656 ft / 199m
    Loss on way in:656 ft / 199 m
    Distance:16.8 mi / 27 km
    Start Trailhead:Nikkaluokta  1575 ft / 480 m
    Time:2 Days 5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8549 ft / 2605 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5662 ft / 1725 m; Extra: 2887 ft / 879m
    Gain on way out:2887 ft / 879 m
    Distance:58.4 mi / 94 km
    Route:Vastraleden och kungsleden
    End Trailhead:Abisko  1247 ft / 380 m
    Time:4 Days 4 Hours 

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