Arctic guest appearance: Tromsdalstinden, Norway

October 1, 2017

On the summit

On the summit

Seeing as I am in Norway to work until Wednesday I think it’s time for one of my occasional ‘International Guest Apperance’ walks. This is such a spectacular country, with a strong fellwalking tradition, it seems churlish not to at least try to get out into the fjell (mountains) when I’m here. Particularly when the weather was as superb as it was yesterday, Saturday 30th September. This despite being in Tromsø, the northernmost large city on the planet, at about 69º 40′ N…. but with weather of around 16ºC on the last day of September, time to get out.

View back to Tromsø

View back to Tromsø city, with the jagged mountains of Kvaløy (Whale Island) behind

Destination for this hike was the peak of Tromsdalstinden (Tromsdale Pike), which rises just to the east of the city. It’s 1,236 meters high, or 4,055 feet, making it far higher than any fell in the Lakes, and you have to climb pretty much all of it. It’s a bouldery wasteland on the top, but a fine climb nonetheless, with spectacular views. So I’ve added this page about the walk to the list of ‘International Walks‘ page, making it the third Norwegian hike to feature.

I hope to be back to the Wainwrights next weekend, 7th Oct, if not that then the following one.


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