Hårteigen

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Hårteigen
Hårteigen.jpg
Elevation 1,690 m (5,545 ft)
Prominence 480 m (1,575 ft)[1]
Location
Hårteigen is located in Norway
Hårteigen
Hårteigen
Ullensvang, Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°11′43.45″N 7°4′6.10″E / 60.1954028°N 7.0683611°E / 60.1954028; 7.0683611Coordinates: 60°11′43.45″N 7°4′6.10″E / 60.1954028°N 7.0683611°E / 60.1954028; 7.0683611
Topo map 1415 III Hårteigen
Climbing
First ascent 18 August 1812. Christen Smith, J. Fr. Schouw and Nils Hertzberg
Easiest route Steep ice/snow

Hårteigen is a characteristic mountain in Hordaland, Norway. It sits on and is visible from most parts of Hardangervidda.

The peak of Hårteigen rises 480 meters above the surrounding plateau (1690 m above sea level).

The name[edit]

The first element is from Norse hárr 'grey', the last element is related to the German verb zeigen 'show'. On the large and flat plateau of Hardangervidda this mountain was important for travellers to find the direction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petter Bjørstad's mountain page