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Krossbu - Storebjørn

Route info

Description

A glacier adventure which demand equipment and knowledge. Begin the hike from Krossbu and walk up to Leirbreen which is situated about 2-3 kilometers to the east. Put on the glacier equipment and take out the compass.

Walk then to Björnskarvet about 3-4 kilometers away. During the hike you can see Smörstabbtind, Kniven and Saksa to the left and Kalven to the right. Then more steeper hills are waiting for you before you get to the peak at 2222 metres a.s. When the sun is shining you can't complain about the views.

When you are going back you can take left down to Smörstabbreen just below the peak. Then follow the glacier until you reach the real ground again. On nice paths you walk home to Krossbu for a shower and some food.

Hiking time

9 hours

Worth to know

Tent? Well, place the tent around Krossbu.

 

Lodge info

Krossbu - 1267 metres a.s

  • Staffed private lodge with 85 beds.
    Season: beginning of may to end of september.

  • A paradise for the glacier hiker. If you want you'll take a glacier course and walk up to Storebjörn.

  • Home page: http://www.krossbu.no
    Email: vole@krossbu.no
    Phone: 61 21 29 22

 

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Pictures from this hiking route

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Preparations before the orientation practice on the glacier Leirbreen.
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Many knots must be done before you can hike on the glacier.
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A short break and some food at Bjørnskarvet. Everybody seams to like the fog.
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On our way up to Storebjørn.
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The other team are faster and Magnus just steps aside and wait! Were is the fighting spirit?
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Everybody happily on the top 2222 meters above sea level.
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We took a short break on the top.
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Everybody is enjoying the fabulous view.
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On our way down and into the fog.
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Smørstabbreen alone without any visitors.
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Better weather means less clothes.
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Hansson is checking his slings.
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Bengtsson is thursty.
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Finally on solid ground again.
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Some tries everything to beat us swedes (f e crawling in the creeks!) and than you get wet.
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The view from Krossbu. Smørstabbtindane in the background.
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