/ Norway, Eidetinden and Klubbrutta information
The start point for the 12 pitch severe called Klubbruta on Eidetinden.
The Kuglhornet and it's easier routes eg a ridge at severe.
An English written guidebook on the hills around Stetind. I've heard of one called something like 'The Magic Mountains' but not sure.
We have got some basic info via blogs and UKC but all lack some detail or other.
I have just this minute run off your Rockfax Mini Guide - Lofoten Classics. Amazing!!!
I will see if I can locate the book today as we leave next Monday. Maybe someone on here will have one for sale?
The miniguide is very dated now - you can by the full guidebook at the Climbing Cafe/shop in Henningsvaer. It is currently unavailable in the UK: http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/lofoten-rock-2008/
I have one but as I'm out of the UK at the mo that isn't a lot of use!
Our four man party actually has two full guidebooks so I am not really sure I know why I printed the mini guide anyway....
I am currently checking where I can get the cheapest copy delivered on time. But thanks for the thought.
We now almost have the book - it's in the post.
Do you know of a decent OS type map(s) of the area or did you get by without one?
Norways landsurvey does some fine maps, but then again you can do just fine without one.
I get twitchy when I don't have a map of an area I am entering into but I guess the guidebook will explain all. Thankyou.
We were wondering if bugs (midges/mossies/clegs) are a problem around Stetind and Lofotens? I think, from past memory, there is info on this on UKC so will search.
I'm almost certain that the topo has snaps from the map for the approach.
as for them flying nasties... yes, they can be a problem.
mossies are generally nice, midges are not. but generally you'll only have midges in calm winds and after rain. clegs can be a nuisance, but not in the scale of mossies/midges.
I will take all my armoury to repel them...just in case they become a problem. I gather Lofotens are usually untroubled by flying nasties.....
Nope, some problems there as well... if no wind and after rain.
DIY Thermacells seem to work really well though.
Thanks again. Had never heard of these devices.
And you can often print enough off from norgeskart to be useful. A map isn't too important for Eidetind because there are so few ways off it. Take a photo of the descent face first before parking lower down to walk in to the ridge.
BTW Kugelhornet East Ridge is meant to be about VS, but we thought much easier. Lovely day out http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=200112
We now have the book and it is indeed, as suggested, a treasury of information. We have already adjusted our aims based on its content.
Thanks again to all of you.
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