Runway Chute

A steep prominent line overlooking the runway of Isafjordur

Freeride Skiing Severe

Distance
1.5 km
Ascent
625 m
Descent
15 m
Low Point
28 m
High Point
644 m
Gradient
45˚
Runway Chute Map

The prominent bowl seen from the town of Isafjordur across the fjord above the runway, with a steep couloir finish to the plateaux of Kirkjubolsfjall (706m). Park at the small car park and hike directly up the summer path to the bowl where skins can be used to gain height to the entrance of the couloir. Transition to ice axe and crampons to gain the top. Descend your line up.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

February, March, April

Features

  • Bowl
  • Couloir

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

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