Posts Tagged ‘Romsdalshorn’

NORTIND CLIMBING COURSE

Last week I was one of the instructor on a climbing course for NORTIND – the Norwegian IFMGA guide scheme.  We had a varied week with some rescue training a lot of theory around personality and leadership, but mostly we were climbing. We did routes on Bispen, Vengetind, Romsdalshorn and Klaua and we also did some sport climbing and bouldering.

Below is some pictures.

 


SUMMER IS WORK

Jens Stoltenberg and me on Romsdalshorn

 

Long time since last post so here’s a short update. After I came home from Alaska I’ve been working in the western part of Norway. Mostly guiding and some climbing courses; in Hurrungane and Romsdalen. My most memorable day was in mid July when I guided the Norwegian Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, to the summit of Romsdalshorn. It was a beautiful day, clouds down low and perfect blue sky up high. The Prime Minister was impressively fit and climbed well for being such a busy man.

Recently I’ve been working with the Norwegain military academy in Hemsedal, teaching them how to climb. In between two courses with them I had four good days in Hurrungane, guiding long ridge traverses. Doing Skagastølsryggen, Smørstabbtraversen and Austadbotntindtraversen x 2 in four days made me really tired, specially since it was the rest days in between the work withe the army. But guiding 1:1 with fit clients on nice climbs like this is fun and I really enjoyed it.

Now I have two days off and I fly to the Alps tomorrow – guiding Mont Blanc and Matterhorn, but hopefully, also a climb or two on my own.


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GUIDING IN HURRUNGANE AND ROMSDALEN

Above the clouds on Storen 2010-07-04After alpine climbing and skiing a lot this winter and spring it was nice to have three weeks off from guiding in late May and early June. I was rock climbing most of the time, first in the in eastern part of Norway, then Bohuslan and a short trip to Peak District in England to try out the grit stone.

But the last three weeks I’ve been guiding in Norway. Mostly in Romsdalen, but I also had ten days at Turtagrø, guiding in Hurrungane. Both places still had a lot of snow with was both both good and bad. Hard trail braking on the way up, but good for the knees and efficiency on the way down.

In Hurrungane I had two long trips in beautiful weather on Styggedalsryggen, Sentraltind, Vesle Skagastølstind before finishing on Store Skagastølstind. Lots of  snow, both old and fresh, made both trips interesting with almost winter conditions on some of the climbing. Here’s some pictures, also from trips to Storen in Hurrungane and Romsdalshorn in Romsdalen.

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ICE AND WINTER CLIMBING WITH GUIDE IN ROMSDALEN – NORWAY

IceRomsdalen is famous for it great rock climbing in summer, but in winter, the valley and surrounding mountain is a eldorado for ice and alpine climbing. With its many frozen waterfalls and high mountain alpine routes, you can chose from one pitch waterfalls to multiday alpine routes.

Do you want a winter ascent of the famous peaks Romsdalshorn or Vengetind, or maybe climb long and moderat waterfalls like Ølmåa or Kvernagrova? Or do you just want to experience the fun and wonders of ice climbing down in the valley? There is something for everyone!

Where: Romsdalen

When: November to medio March

Programs: I can arrange different programs that suites you’re level and desires. Contact me for more info!

Price per day:

From NOK 3500,-

(Price includes IFMGA mountain guide and all climbing equipment)

Discount if booking 4 days or more

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ROMSDALSHORN IN WINTER

Routes: Halls-renne (normal route or direct)

Schedule: Private booking

Duration: 1 or 2 day roundtrip

Best season: November

Difficulties: You should be a experienced climber and be used to climb with ice-axes and crampons. You should move fast on moderat terrain and have good endurance.

Ratio: Up to 2 clients on 1 guide.

If we haven’t climbed together before I would recommend a preparation climb/training day in advance of the climb. We get to know each other and we will be able to move faster and the chances of summiting will increase.

If we go for a one or two days ascent depend on your physical capacity and whether the road is open or not. The climb itself will only take one day.

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ICE-/ALPINE CLIMBING WEEKEND ROMSDALEN

A three day climbing adventure in Romsdalen. We can go alpine- or ice climbing, depending on conditions and your decires.

Contact me for more info aboute what to do.

Schedule: Private booking

Duration: 3 days of climbing

Difficulties: All levels

Ratio: Up to 3 clients on 1 guide, depending on the difficulties. One or two clients are the best, three clients limites what we can do.


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PRIVATE GUIDING IN ROMSDALEN

Do you have a special waterfall or mountain you want to climb in winter conditions? Or do you just want to climb in Romsdalen with a mountain guide. By hiring your own guide you have a unique opportunity to fully experience the mountain and the climbing by your own pace.

Schedule: Private booking

Duration: You decide

Difficulties: All levels

Ratio: Up to 3 clients on 1 guide, depending on the difficulties. One or two clients are the best, three clients limites what we can do.


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ROMSDALSHORN MED FØRER – NORDVEGGEN ELLER HALLS-RENNE

På toppen av Romsdalshorn

På toppen av Romsdalshorn – Trollveggen bak


Romsdalshorn sett fra Romsdalen er et dramatisk skue – 1500 meter rett til værs. Og det er ikke noe mindre dramatisk når man er der oppe og ser ned i dalen. Romsdalshorn er et must for alle toppsamlere og for alle de som bare vil ha en fantastisk flott fjellopplevelse. I tillegg fører vi selvfølgelig også på alle andre fjell i Romsdalen.


Daværende statsminister Jens Stoltenberg på Romsdalshorn

Daværende statsminister, Jens Stoltenberg på Romsdalshorn sammen med Nils Nielsen

Heldigvis – for mange – så ser Romsdalshorn enda mer krevende ut enn den faktisk er. På avstand ser det nesten umulig ut, men jo nærmere mann kommer jo mer formasjoner dukker opp og man ser også at fjellet legger seg. Romsdalshorn er allikevel en skikkelig utfordring for de fleste. Og en opplevelse for livet.

Alternative ruter
Vi klatrer normalt Nordveggen, men fører også på Halls Renne. Disse to rutene skiller seg fra hverandre ved at Halls renne er litt lettere teknisk, men har mye mer klatring. Nordveggen oppleves gjerne litt mer luftig, men er ofte like grei som Halls renne. Vi returnerer som oftest ned Nordveggen.

Detaljer
Utgangspunkt: Åndalsnes/Isfjorden eller Vengedalen
Varighet: 7-9 timer tur-/retur
Når: Juni til første halvdel av oktober
Starttidspunkt: Normalt starter vi kl 07.00 i Vengedalen.
Booking: Kalenderen vår fylles opp tidlig for høysesong i juli og august, spesielt helgene. Man bør derfor booke i god tid. Erfaringsmessig må vi si nei til de fleste forespørsler som kommer sent.
Vanskelighetsgrad: Klatring opp til grad 4-, men turen krever først og fremst at du er i god fysisk form og at du er vant til å ferdes i fjellet.
Forkrav: Du trenger ikke klatreerfaring, men du bør være komfortabel med å ferdes i utsatt terreng. Om du aldri har klatret før anbefaler vi en kort innføring i klatring i forkant av turen.
Antall gjester: Maks 2 pr fører (dette er absolutt!)
Pris: 4.000 NOK for en gjest, 5.300NOK for to gjester
Inkludert i prisen er fører, alle hans kostnader og nødvendig sikkerhetsutstyr du evt trenger å låne av oss.

 

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Nordveggen på Romsdalshorn

Nordveggen på Romsdalshorn

Utstyr:
Skotøy: Vi bruker ikke klippeklatresko for Romsdalshorn – du må ha solide fjellsko med tverrstiv såle.
Klær: Du må være forberedt på alt slags vær så du trenger ullundertøy og vind- og vanntett ytterklær i tillegg til noe som isolerer. Du må også ha lue og hansker – langrennshansker er praktisk da det er fint å klatre med.
Sekk: Du bør ha en sekk på 30-40liter, helst ikke større. Husk at i tillegg til klær, mat og drikke skal du også ha plass til sele, hjelm og kanskje et tau.
Sikkerhetsutstyr: Klatrehjelm og sele (dette kan lånes av oss)

Forbehold ved mye folk:
Romsdalshorn er et populært og utsatt fjell og faren for steinsprang øker drastisk med antall mennesker på fjellet. Vi må derfor ta noen forhåndsregler, er det mye folk på fjellet kan vi ende opp med å snu av sikkerhetsgrunner. I høysesong (juli og august) foretrekker vi å starte ekstra tidlig for å være først på fjellet.

Vengetind sett fra Romsdalshorn

Vengetind sett fra Romsdalshorn


CLIMBING ROMSDALEN, fall 2009

Trym on a winter free ascent of DrømmediederetNov 17. 2009

Winter started early with great skiing in early October, but the rest of October and November has been mild and dry. This warm weather gave good conditions for alpine climbing up high. I’ve been lucky and have finally done some of the routes that been on my mind for a very long time. Here are some pictures from the last month climbing.

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PRIVAT GUIDING IN ROMSDALEN – NORWAY

Bispen SummitDo you have a special route or mountain you want to climb? Or do you just want to climb in Romsdalen with a mountain guide. By hireing your own guide you have a unique opportunity to fully experience the mountain and the climbing by your own pace.

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Schedule: Private booking

Duration: You decide

Difficulties: All levels

Ratio:

For climbing – up to 3 pr guide

For easier peaks – up to 8 pr guide

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CLIMBING WEEK WITH GUIDE IN ROMSDALEN – NORWAY

Bispen S-ridge5 days of climbing in Romsdalen will guarantee you to give you a unique experience. Rock climbing down in the valley and long climbs in the mountains gives a good combination for your holiday.

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Schedule: Private booking

Duration: 5 days

Difficulties: You don’t need any climbing experience, but you should be in normal good shape and be used to walking in the mountains.

Ratio: Up to 3 clients on 1 guide, depending on the difficulties. One or two clients are the best, three clients limites what we can do.

DAY-BY-DAY (suggestion):

Day 1: Rock climbing at Hornaksla

Day 2: Ascent of Vengetind

Day 3: Multi-pitch climbing on Norafjell

Day 4: Ascent of Kvanndalstind and Thorshammeren

Day 5: Ascent of Romsdalshorn

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CLIMBING WEEKEND WITH GUIDE IN ROMSDALEN – NORWAY

Kvanndalstind SummitA three day climbing adventure in Romsdalen. We can climb on multi-pitch routes down in the valley or climb peaks such as Romsdalshorn, Vengetind, Kvanndalstind, Juratind or many more.

Contact me for more info aboute what to do.

 

Schedule: Private booking

Duration: 3 days of climbing

Difficulties: You don’t need any climbing experience, but you should be in normal good shape and be used to walking in the mountains.

Ratio: Up to 3 clients on 1 guide, depending on the difficulties. One or two clients are the best, three clients limites what we can do.


DAY-BY-DAY (suggestion):

Day 1: Rock climbing at Hornaksla

Day 2: Ascent of Romsdalshorn

Day 3: Ascent of Vengetind or Kvanndalstind

 


CLIMB ROMSDALSHORN WITH GUIDE – NORDVEGGEN MED FJELLFØRER

Romsdalshorn is one of the most famous mountains in Norway. The history of the first (and second) ascent, the shape of the mountain and the 1500 vertical meters down to the valley floor on the west, makes this a ultra classic, like Matterhorn in the Alpes. And the view of the Trollwall, across the valley, is breathtaking.

For those of you who are not used to climbing or moving in exposed terrain – get ready to be impressed!

 

Routes: Nordveggen or Halls-renne

Schedule: Private booking

Duration: 1 day, 7-9 hours

Best season: June to September

Difficulties: You don’t need any climbing experience, but you should be in normal good shape and be used to walking in the mountains. If you have never climbed before, I would recommend a short introduction to climbing the evening prior to the ascent.

Ratio: Up to 2 clients on 1 guide.

 



CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING WITH GUIDE IN ROMSDALEN – NORWAY

ThorshammerenRomsdalen is famous for it’s great climbing and spectacular mountains all over the world. Here you find everything from small crags to big mountain routes.

Do you want to ascent one of the famous peaks Romsdalshorn, Vengetind or Kvanndalstind, or maybe you want to climb long and moderat multi-pitch routes down in the valley. Or do you want to do easy hikes to exposed summits? There is something for everyone!


Where: Romsdalen – West coast of Norway

When: Medio May to September

Programs: I can arrange different programs that suites you’re level and desires. In addition to toures and programs mentioned below, I can also guide other mountain and climbs. Contact me for more info!

Difficulties: All levels

Ratio:

For climbing – 1-3 pr guide

For easier peaks – up to 8 pr guide

Price per day:

From NOK 3500,-

(Price includes IFMGA mountain guide and all climbing equipment)

Discount if booking 4 days or more


ROMSDALSHORN


DRØMMEDIEDERET ON VENGETIND


CLIMBING WEEKEND IN ROMSDALEN


CLIMBING WEEK IN ROMSDALEN


PRIVAT GUIDING


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