Romsdalshornet

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Romsdalshornet
RomsdalshornetFromBreitinden.jpg
Romsdalshornet seen from Breitinden
Highest point
Elevation 1,550 m (5,090 ft)
Prominence 410 m (1,350 ft)
Coordinates 62°29′28″N 07°47′09″E / 62.49111°N 7.78583°E / 62.49111; 7.78583Coordinates: 62°29′28″N 07°47′09″E / 62.49111°N 7.78583°E / 62.49111; 7.78583
Geography
Map of the location
Map of the location
Romsdalshornet
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Location Rauma, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Parent range Romsdalsalpene
Topo map 1319 II Romsdalen
Climbing
First ascent ca. 1828 by Christen Smed & Hans Bjermeland
Easiest route Climbing

Romsdalshornet is a mountain in the municipality of Rauma in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The mountain is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of Åndalsnes, along the Rauma River and the highway E136. The mountain Store Venjetinden lies 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the mountain and 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the west lies the mountain Store Trolltind—part of the Troll Wall/Trollryggen ridge.

Romsdalshornet is a popular mountain for climbing, which is best done in late summer. Descent by rappel is recommended.[1]

History[edit]

The first "official" ascent was 1 September 1881 by the Danish climber, Carl Hall, together with Norwegians, Erik Norahagen and Mathias Soggemoen. They arrived only to discover a cairn set up by Christen Smed and Hans Bjermeland around 1828. Previously none believed Romsdalshornet had really summitted until Hall discovered their cairn.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Romsdalshorn" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ Dyer, Anthony; Baddeley, John; Robertson, Ian H. (2006). Walks and Scrambles in Norway. Rockbuy Limited. ISBN 978-1-904466-25-3. 
  3. ^ Howard, Tony (1970). Climbs, Scrambles and Walks in Romsdal. Cordee. ISBN 978-1-904207-24-5. 

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