Ascent of Elgen on 2017-06-17

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Saturday, June 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:1752 ft / 534 m

Ascent Trip Report

Elgen was a consolation peak from the original plan of Sættartind (P1000m), but it turned out to be an excellent hike and one of the most beautiful days in the sun we had on the trip. A few well-maintained trails lead from 2 different trailheads to the summit. We opted to start from the more northerly of these trailheads near a small local church. The initial portion of the trail is an old road before it becomes single track trail. The trail is quite easy to follow to the top. We were in the sun for the majority of the ascent, which felt wonderful after our last hike on Måtind. The summit has a large cairn and summit register along with the obligatory Norwegian flag. We took the usual summit pics, and stretched out in the sun for a nice lunch break where we could take in views of Nona, a 1000m prom peak, on the neighboring island. As other groups of hikers with bad manners and drones showed up on the top, we opted to descend. We took a different trail down, making our way through a very pretty forest and rejoining the old road for the final stretch. The clouds and corresponding bad weather were moving in as we descended, so we had timed our weather window perfectly. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1686 ft / 513 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1686 ft / 513 m
    Route:Elgen Trail
    Start Trailhead:66 ft / 20 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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