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Stetind Mountain, Kjopsvik

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Stetind or Stetinden is a mountain in the municipality of Tysfjord in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 15km northeast of the village of Kjøpsvik. The mountain has very smooth sides reaching all the way to the fjord. Stetind has an obelisk-shape which gives it a very distinct look. In 2002 it was voted to be the "National Mountain" of Norway by listeners of NRK.ClimbingThe mountain had several attempts at first ascents. First was the German Paul Güssfeldt and the Norwegian Martin Ekroll in the summer of 1888. The Dane Carl Hall and the Norwegian mountain guide Mathias Soggemoen attempted in 1889.Neither group succeeded, but Carl Hall built a cairn on the lower summit about southeast of the main summit. That cairn is now called Halls fortopp (elevation 1304m). Around 1900, William Cecil Slingsby also failed to reach the summit.It was not until 30 July 1910 that Ferdinand Schjelderup, Carl Wilhelm Rubenson, and Alf Bonnevie Bryn finally reached the summit of Stetind. The weather conditions were good. It was Rubenson's 25th birthday, and he was given the honor of being first in the rope. The hardest part was to pass the smooth crag "Mysosten", which Rubenson finger traversed along a tiny crack. After this passage there was an easy climb to the summit. The same three climbers continued their 1910 tour by making first ascents of the Lofoten summits Svolværgeita and Trakta. Arne Næss, Ralph Høibakk, and K. Friis Baasted did the first winter climb of Stetind in 1963 on the eastern wall. In 1966, Arne Næss and four others were the first ones to summit via the west wall.
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  • One can truly understand that this is the National mountain of Norway, I climbed it about 15 times last summer and didn't get tired of it! 
    One can truly understand that this is the National mountain of Norway, I climbed it about 15 times last summer and didn't get tired of it!  more »
  • The hike to Svartavatnet takes you two hours. Good shoes are a requisite as the trail gets a bit rough at the end. From Svartavatnet the trail goes steeply to the summit of Halls fortopp. You should.....  more
    The hike to Svartavatnet takes you two hours. Good shoes are a requisite as the trail gets a bit rough at the end. From Svartavatnet the trail goes steeply to the summit of Halls fortopp. You should.....  more »
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  • It’s such an awe inspiring mountain, I’m driving past it one my way to work everyday.
  • Superb cool & awesmmee climate

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