I climbed it in August many years ago on a school trip. I don't think we had crampons or axes. Amazing landscape. Sorry I can't remember anything useful!
If you can also do the walk beteen the two lakes (famous, Peir Gynt) as it's very pretty too.
I have done it twice in the summer. Axe and crampons were not needed, though the huge guided crocodiles had them and were roped together!
The peak (and a crocodile): http://www.pbase.com/chris_craggs/image/81766410
The view from the top: http://www.pbase.com/chris_craggs/image/81766421
I was in one of those crocodiles, many years ago. We were roped together, but didn't have axes or crampons, even though this was September and the snow was hard and icy. The route across the glacier was so well stepped that they weren't needed. But walking independently up other hills, axes and crampons were essential.
Great pictures Chris, these shots bring back distinctly similar memories of looking across the Fjords and ice fields. I will dig out my pictures and upload them for Heidi.
Descended the voie normale years ago: some families seemed not only to have no axe or crampons but to have left the family husky to carry everything, except boots, socks and bikini bottoms...
Not sure if you know, but there is a cafe on top, staffed in the season. Sells hot drinks and various souvenirs.
thanks for reminding me of a great trip I made last August with my daughter who booked a last minute cheap flight to Oslo.
so no is the answer from me.
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