Store Austanbotntind

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Store Austanbotntind
Store Austanbotntind 1984.jpg
Seen from Store Ringstind
Highest point
Elevation 2,203 m (7,228 ft)
Prominence 450 m (1,480 ft)
Coordinates 61°25′53″N 7°47′39″E / 61.43139°N 7.79417°E / 61.43139; 7.79417Coordinates: 61°25′53″N 7°47′39″E / 61.43139°N 7.79417°E / 61.43139; 7.79417
Geography
Store Austanbotntind is located in Norway
Store Austanbotntind
Store Austanbotntind
Norway
Location Luster and Årdal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Parent range Hurrungane
Topo map 1517 IV Hurrungane
Climbing
First ascent 1883, Carl Hall and Mathias Soggemoen
Easiest route Climbing

Store Austanbotntind (official form on maps Store Austanbotntinden) is a mountain on the border of the municipalities of Luster and Årdal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is the highest peak in the western part of the Hurrungane mountain range. The mountain is located in Jotunheimen National Park, about 12.5 kilometres (7.8 mi) southeast of the village of Skjolden. The easiest route to the summit involves climbing, though relatively easy, and crossing of an exposed snow flank.[1]

The nearby mountains Store Skagastølstind, Vetle Skagastølstind, and Midtre Skagastølstind are all located about 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) to the northeast of Store Austanbotntind.

Name[edit]

The first element is the name of the valley Austanbotnen and the last element is the finite form of tind which means "mountain peak". The name of the valley is a compound of austan which means "eastern" and the finite form of botn which means "bottom" or "end of a valley".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Austanbotntindane" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-10.