Lauvnostind1965m, 26/6 2013

We park the car by Tindevegen in Hurrungane, Jotunheimen, on 1300m altitude. Here is plenty of snow, and the snow is soft. Skis or snowshoes would have been perfect today, but we have our walking boots. For that reason we try to avoid the snowfields as much as we can. (Larger picture)

 


We need about one hour to pass the flatter area and reach the mountain. Here is Lauvnostind to the left, with  St. Soleibotntind, 2083m to the right.  (Larger picture)

Many snowfields need to be passed before the actual climb begins. Then we follow the skitracks, to get a little harder snow and not sink down to often. The path then continues towards the right. (Larger picture)

From 1700m we can see  Steindalsnosi 2025m and Fannaråki 2068m. (Larger picture)

Just 100 altitude meters left to the summit. It's here, reaching the cliffs towards the east, that is really gets beautiful. (Larger picture)


Almost up, we can see a group at the summit. The last part requires about one hour, as a result of sinking down in the soft snow over and over again. We loose a lot of energy here, and try to stay on the rocks as much as we can. (Larger picture)

The summit is narrow, with steep cliffs on both sides. To the right is St. Soleibotntind. Can you see two people up there? (Larger picture)

One of Ringstindane, I think. But which one? (Larger picture)

Stora Skagastølstind 2405m, The third highest in Norway. (Larger picture)
Parts of Jotunheimen, to the northeast. (Larger picture)
Lauvnostind could seem less interesting, since it doesn't reach the 2000m mark. But the view from here is breathtaking. I would definitely place it on my 10 best-list. The sharp peaks and glaciers of Hurrungane are all around. (Larger picture)
Dyrhaugsryggen to the east, with peaks reaching 2147m. (Larger picture)
Dante having a brake, taking in the surroundings. Notice his wet jeans. It gives an idea of how deep we sank in the snow. (Larger picture)