/ Jotunheimen national park
We will be avoiding the glaciers as won't be taking harnesses etc, but don't want to limit our choice of summits by not taking crampons & axes. Has anyone been to this area who can offer any advice?
I recall glacier crossings and using axe and crampons on The Galhoppiggen (sp) when I was there in august about 15 years ago.
You don't normally need ice axe & crampons to climb Galdhoppigen. I recall a dodgy descent of steep hard snow off the top of Glittertind where we wished we'd taken axes, but we'd left them behind to save weight when backpacking.
Maybe just take a lightweight axe?
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