Mountaineering

Falketind and Uranostind

Pionerruta

Tyinholmen is the natural starting point for ascents of Falketind

Falketind 2067 moh

The organized guided tours from Tyinholmen today follow the same route as the first climbers used in 1820. This choice is 1-2 hours shorter in time than the "Normalveien", but a bit more challenging. The trip goes straight up from Koldedalshytta at the end of the road in Koldedalen and into Snøggeken (Falkebreen).

On the glacier, rods and ropes are used. Towards the wall you hit for the lowest point on the mountain ridge between Falketind and Østre Stølsnostind, where the snow reaches the highest on the glacier.

The ascent is relatively common, with a combination of splitting / climbing of grade 2/3 - safety rope must be used. The route gives itself almost even after the first steep ascent with several nice shelves and alternative route choices along a natural line up the side. At the top of the wall there is usually a shovel that must be crossed, normally without major challenges. Well up, it's fine to follow the last climb up the northern ridge to the top of Falketind.

Put on sold solid mountain boots, good attire - you can experience all seasons on the trip! Remember to bring plenty of food and drink.

The trip emphasizes safety and a sympathetic pace and calculates about 10 - 12 hours up and down.

The experienced mountain guides bring along crampons, rope and necessary equipment.

Watch it movie clips from the ascent of Falketind

Uranostind

Uranostind 2157 moh

Starting from Tyinholmen, you have the best starting point for climbing Uranostind.

From the road in Koldedalen you walk in easy terrain on the marked path up to Uradalsvatnet. The river needs to be crossed on the rocks. The route is considered to be medium challenging following the route up towards the glacier on the eastern side of the pond 1518, across the glacier on the right. The route goes up the gap between the Uranostinden and the Slingsbytinden. From there, following rocks and scree straight to the main peak.
At the top you can enjoy a spectacular view, where large parts of Jotunheimen are accessible. It is very airy the last few meters to the cairn - many therefore choose to forgo the last bit.

Put on sold solid mountain boots, good attire - you can experience all seasons on the trip! Remember to bring plenty of food and drink.

The trip emphasizes safety and a sympathetic pace and calculates about 9-10 hours up and down.

The experienced mountain guides bring along crampons, rope and necessary equipment.

Look a little movie clips from the ascent of Uranostind