Kjostinden from the road
This is how Kjostinden looks from the sea level by the fjord and the road. This year there was less snow than usual by Easter. One major route up to the peak is the gully on the left side of the pic, but it is also an avalance chute. The gully on the right is less prone to avalances but it hosts some vertical ice. The route we decided to follow takes the buttress in the center then follow the ridge over the right gully and then traversed to a small gully a little right of the main peak, after the saddle we followed the ridge towards the main peak. Instead of getting to the main peak we only managed to climb a sub peak some 20 m lower than the main, as the ridge is not continuous and has a near vertical rock section for roughly 50 m in height.
|Photo Location:||Europe: Norway: Troms: Lyngen: Store_Kjostind|