Jiekkevarre with its glacier towering over the ice-free Balsfjord. February 2009.
|Elevation||1,834 m (6,017 ft)|
|Prominence||1,741 m (5,712 ft)
2nd in Norway
|Location||Tromsø and Lyngen
Troms county, Norway
|Topo map||1633 IV Storfjord|
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.
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- The key col is at Kebnekaise and the parent peak is
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