Ridnitšohkka

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Ridnitsohkka
Ridnitšohkka, Ritničohkka
Ridnitšohkka from Halti.JPG
Ridnitsohkka as seen from Halti.
Highest point
Elevation 1,317 m (4,321 ft)
Coordinates 69°17′16″N 021°20′19″E / 69.28778°N 21.33861°E / 69.28778; 21.33861Coordinates: 69°17′16″N 021°20′19″E / 69.28778°N 21.33861°E / 69.28778; 21.33861
Geography
Ridnitsohkka is located in Finland
Ridnitsohkka
Ridnitsohkka
Location of Ridnitsohkka in Finland
Location Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, Enontekiö, Lapland, Finland
Parent range Scandinavian Mountains

Ridnitsohkka (Finnish: Ridnitšohkka, Northern Sami: Ritničohkka) is the second-highest point in Finland, though it is the highest mountain with its peak within Finland. The eastern face is steep while the western side is mild. While somewhat popular destination among off-piste skiers, the remoteness (50 km or 31 mi from the nearest settlement) of this mountain makes it very isolated. The mast on the top is for telecommunications, so the emergency services are somewhat available there, which is not true for many other locations in the area.

Ridnitsohkka has the most extensive area of permanent snow in Finland. However, during the past years the size of the snowfield has considerably diminished.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hirvas, Heikki (January 2005). "Geological characteristics of the Halti-Ridnitsohkka region, Enontekio, Finland". Quaternary studies in the northern and Arctic regions of Finland, Kilpisjarvi Biological Station, Finland, Jan. 13-14, 2005 [Quaternary studies in the northern and Arctic regions of Finland. Special Paper. 

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