Jervvasstind

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Jervvasstind
Jervvasstind 2004.jpg
Seen from Fannaråki
Highest point
Elevation 2,351 m (7,713 ft)
Prominence 120 m (390 ft) [1]
Listing 9 at List of mountains in Norway by height
Coordinates 61°27′53″N 07°54′40″E / 61.46472°N 7.91111°E / 61.46472; 7.91111Coordinates: 61°27′53″N 07°54′40″E / 61.46472°N 7.91111°E / 61.46472; 7.91111
Geography
Jervvasstind is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Jervvasstind
Jervvasstind
Location of Sogn og Fjordane
Location Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Parent range Hurrungane
Topo map 1517 IV Hurrungane
Climbing
First ascent 1876: William Cecil Slingsby, Emanuel Mohn, and K. Lykken
Easiest route Climbing

Jervvasstind (also known as: Gjertvasstind and Østre Styggedalstind) is Norway's ninth-highest mountain. The 2,351-metre-tall (7,713 ft) mountain lies in the Hurrungane mountains in the eastern part of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It lies on the eastern end of a mountain ridge including the mountains (west to east) Store Skagastølstind-Vetle Skagastølstind-Sentraltind-Store Styggedalstind-Jervvasstind. The village of Skjolden is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the west.[2]

Name[edit]

The first element is the genitive of the name of the lake Jervvatnet and the last element is tind which means "mountain peak". The first element in the lake name is jerv which means "wolverine" and the last element is the finite form of vatn which means "water" or "lake". The old form "Gjertvasstind" is wrong and misunderstood (there is no word "gjert" in the Norwegian language).

First ascents[edit]

The first recorded ascent was by William Cecil Slingsby and Emanuel Mohn in 1876. The first winter ascent was by Arne Randers Heen and Ernst Bakke in 1953.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toppomania - Jervvasstind 2351 moh". 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gjertvasstind" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  3. ^ Lauritzen, Per Roger, ed. (2009). "Jervvasstind". Norsk Fjelleksikon (in Norwegian). Arendal: Friluftsforlaget. ISBN 978-82-91-49547-7.