Surtningssue

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Surtningssue
Surtningssue, 2005.jpg
Surtningssue seen from Valdresflya
Highest point
Elevation 2,368 m (7,769 ft)
Prominence 710 m (2,330 ft) [1]
Isolation 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi)
Listing 7 at List of mountains in Norway by height
Coordinates 61°32′3″N 8°34′21″E / 61.53417°N 8.57250°E / 61.53417; 8.57250Coordinates: 61°32′3″N 8°34′21″E / 61.53417°N 8.57250°E / 61.53417; 8.57250
Geography
Location Lom and Vågå, Oppland, Norway
Parent range Jotunheimen
Topo map 1618 III Glittertinden
Climbing
First ascent ca. 1840 (Johan Sverdrup)
Easiest route Hiking

Surtningssue (or Surtningssui) is the seventh-highest mountain in Norway. It lies in Jotunheimen, on the border between the municipalities Lom and Vågå. Surtningssue has several distinct peaks, of which Store Surtningssue is the highest.

Surtningssue is most easily reached from the cabin Memurubu, along the northern shore of Gjendin.

The name[edit]

The first element is the genitive of a word *surtning 'the black one', the last element is the finite form of su f 'sow' - thus 'the black sow'. (It is common in Norway to compare the shape of mountains with animals.)

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