Jiehkkevárri

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Jiehkkevárri
Balsfjorden & Jiehkkevárri.jpg
Jiekkevarre with its glacier towering over the ice-free Balsfjord. February 2009.
Elevation 1,834 m (6,017 ft)[1][2]
Prominence 1,741 m (5,712 ft)[1][3]
2nd in Norway
Listing Ultra
Location
Jiehkkevárri is located in Norway
Jiehkkevárri
Jiehkkevárri
Location in Norway
Location Tromsø and Lyngen
Troms county, Norway
Range Lyngen Alps
Coordinates 69°28′09″N 19°52′36″E / 69.46917°N 19.87667°E / 69.46917; 19.87667Coordinates: 69°28′09″N 19°52′36″E / 69.46917°N 19.87667°E / 69.46917; 19.87667[2]
Topo map 1633 IV Storfjord
Climbing
First ascent 1899
Easiest route Skiing

Jiehkkevárri (sometimes spelled as Jiekkevarri or Jiekkevarre) is a mountain on the border of the municipalities of Lyngen and Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. It is the highest mountain in Troms county and has the second highest prominence (primary factor) among Norwegian mountains. The 1,834-metre (6,017 ft) tall mountain sits about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Lakselvbukt and about 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Lyngseidet.

The first people known to have climbed it were Geoffrey Hastings (British) and Elias Hogrenning (Norwegian) in 1899. Its summit is ice-capped and any ascent involves a crossing of crevassed glaciers. Therefore, climbing it needs guiding by experienced mountaineers.[4][5]

Name[edit]

The name is a compound of the Sami language words jiehkki which means "glacier" and várri which means "mountain".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
  2. ^ a b "Jiehkkevárri". yr.no. 
  3. ^ The key col is at 69°12′N 19°45′E / 69.200°N 19.750°E / 69.200; 19.750 and the parent peak is Kebnekaise
  4. ^ Dyer, Anthony; Robertson, I.H.; Baddeley, J.M. (2006). Walks and Scrambles in Norway. Rockbuy Limited. ISBN 978-1-904466-25-3. 
  5. ^ Bjørstad, Petter E. "Petter Bjørstad's mountain page". 

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