Nuorjjovarri E Summit (1577 metres)

Narvik

A remote ski peak. Nice on its own, but best combined with Ippocohkka (1727 metres)

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
5.6 km
Ascent
748 m
Descent
108 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
874 m
High Point
1.5 km
Gradient
47˚
Nuorjjovarri E Summit (1577 metres) Map

From the road, climb up the slopes just right of the creek. As the angle eases, follow the creek bed on its right side. Above 900 metres, cross to the left where snow cover over the river is solid. Follow the creek valley until about 1060 metres, then head south-east up a steep slope (35 degrees). At 1280 metres the angle eases, and you reach the base of a small glacier. Ascend the wide glacier slopes (no glacier gear required) to reach the ridge that leads up Nuorjjovarri E summit. Leave your skis on the ridge to scramble the last metres to the summit. The view is fantastic and you really feel like you are in the wilderness. Descend the same way. Alternatively, when you start skiing on the ridge, drop on further to your left; here the east face is quite steep (40-45 degrees), and offers some nice turns down to the glacier.

Description

You can also reach this peak from the small plateau/lake beneath Ippocohkka - just head south to reach the creek valley at 1060 metres (see above).

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

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

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Skins

Similar routes nearby

Guidebooks in this area