Slogen

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Slogen
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Slogen from a distance.
Highest point
Elevation 1,564 m (5,131 ft)
Prominence 454 m (1,490 ft)
Coordinates 62°12′28″N 06°40′22″E / 62.20778°N 6.67278°E / 62.20778; 6.67278Coordinates: 62°12′28″N 06°40′22″E / 62.20778°N 6.67278°E / 62.20778; 6.67278
Geography
Slogen is located in Møre og Romsdal
Slogen
Slogen
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Location Ørsta, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Parent range Sunnmørsalpene
Topo map 1219 III Hjørundfjord
Climbing
First ascent 1870 (Jon Klokk)
Easiest route Hike
Slogen up close.

Slogen is a mountain rising up from Hjørundfjorden in the municipality of Ørsta in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The mountain is located just west of the municipal boundary with Stranda and just north of the nearby mountain Jakta. Many famous Norwegians have been on the top of this mountain, including most notably Queen Sonja of Norway.

Even though it is not among the highest peaks in Norway, the 1,564-metre (5,131 ft) tall mountain is rated among the top ten mountain walks in Norway. This is largely due to its beauty, view, and the fact that it's rising directly from the fjord.

Legend has it that Slogen was first climbed in 1870 by Jon Klokk. Later on that year it was climbed by the famous climber and alpine explorer William Cecil Slingsby. The latter wrote about the view from Slogen as "one of the proudest in Europe".[1]

References[edit]

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