Ascent of Segla on 2017-06-13

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2100 ft / 640 m

Ascent Trip Report

Segla was a fins introduction to hiking on Senja Island, Norway. It was completely clear when we landed in Bardufoss, so we set out for Senja after a quick stop at the Rema 1000 for some food so that we could cook most of our own meals and avoid the Norwegian restaurant prices. While our initial plan was to camp somewhere in the vicinity of Segla and summit the following morning, we could not let this perfect midnight sun weather window pass us by, so we set out from the trailhead to the summit just after midnight. After a stop at the stream to fill up our water bottles, we made short work of the trail to the summit, taking in the amazing views and sunlight in the fjord along the way. Segla has a cliff that drops quite sharply into the fjord directly from the summit. This makes for amazing photos. On the summit we found a large Norwegian flag and a summit register which we signed. After a number of summit pics, we settled down in a nice area for a snack that looks over Segla’s north cliff face. We had carried full packs up the peak, hoping to find a nice flat spot high on the peak to sleep under the midnight sun. No such place seemed that great, so we headed back down the trail to the broad south ridge and made our camp under the sun in a nice flat spot a few hundred meters from the trail so as not to be disturbed by early morning hikers. We had not brought a tent as the weather was perfect and expected to stay that way. We zipped our bags together, put on our eye masks, and passed out under the Arctic sun. When we woke up about 6 hours later, we both had red faces from the sun. Next time we would have to put on sunscreen before we went to bed. The hike down a few hours later was uneventful and we spent the remainder of the day exploring areas to the NE of Segla, including Laukvik, the northernmost point either of us have ever been.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1903 ft / 580 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1903 ft / 580 m
    Route:Segla Trail
    Start Trailhead:197 ft / 60 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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