Durmålstinden (1572 metres)

Narvik

A great but steep ski tour, possible late into the season

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
17 km
Ascent
1.7 km
Descent
1.7 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
101 m
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
37˚
Durmålstinden (1572 metres) Map

The tour starts in Fjellbu. If the road is open, you can drive up and park near the bridge below Durmålstinden (5 kilometres; 410 metres). If not, cycle or ski in. Head up the north-facing drainage between Ippocohkka and Durmålstinden. This is a serious slope of 40 degrees - you need to boot-pack the last section and very good snow stability is necessary here. The angle eases at 1100 metres, and you soon reach a wide open area that holds a lake (1140 metres). From there, head up on north-east facing slopes to 1300 metres and then a north-facing slope to the summit. With good route-finding, you can stay on slopes under 35 degrees from 1140 metres all the way to the summit. Descend the same way, or, alternatively, down the steep east face (45 degrees+) directly back to the lake. This tour requires very good snow stability and is recommended late in the season.

Description

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

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

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

April, May, June

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

  • Skins

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