Lodalskåpa

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Lodalskåpa
LodalskåpaFromFannaråki.jpg
Lodalskåpa seen from Fannaråki (south)
Elevation 2,083 m (6,834 ft)
Prominence 760 m (2,490 ft)
Location
Location Luster and Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Range Breheimen
Coordinates 61°47′30.7″N 7°12′12.9″E / 61.791861°N 7.203583°E / 61.791861; 7.203583Coordinates: 61°47′30.7″N 7°12′12.9″E / 61.791861°N 7.203583°E / 61.791861; 7.203583
Topo map 1418 IV Lodalskåpa
Climbing
First ascent 1844: Gabriel Rustøy
Easiest route Glacier crossing and scrambling

Lodalskåpa is the highest nunatak on the glacier Jostedalsbreen. It is located on the border between the municipalities of Stryn and Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway, within Jostedalsbreen National Park.

The 2,083-metre (6,834 ft) tall Lodalskåpa is located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of Brenibba and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northeast of Høgste Breakulen mountain. The lakes Austdalsvatnet and Styggevatnet lie about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east.

The first ascent may have happened in 1820 by Gottfried Bohr. The easiest route to climb Lodalskåpa starts in the village of Bødalen in Stryn, then going up Brattebakken mountain to the Bohr glacier (Norwegian: Bohrsbreen). Around the southern summit to the col, then scrambling to the main summit, approximately one rope length.[1]

Name[edit]

The first element is the genitive case of the name of the valley Lodalen, the last element is the finite form of kåpe which means "coat" (here used metaphorically about the glacier surrounding the top–see also Snøhetta). The name of the valley is a compound of lo which means "meadow" and the finite form of dal which means "dale" or "valley".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dyer, Anthony; Robertson, Ian H.; Baddeley, John (2006). Walks and Scrambles in Norway. United Kingdom: Rockbuy Limited. ISBN 978-1-904466-25-3.