Climbs 3
Rocktype Shale
Altitude 522m a.s.l

East flank of Botneheia, Spitsbergen from Grønsteinfjellet © GarethSL

Crag features

A large but relatively low plateau mountain, situated on the north

east side of De Geerdalen and the southern coast of Sassenfjord.

Mountain Location Information:

UTM33X: N8692720, E533290

UTM35X: N8713690, E262960

UTM37X: N8789490, E2200

DD.DDDD: 78.3040°N, 16.4712°Ø

DDMM.MM: 78°18.24'N, 16°28.27'Ø

DDMMSS: 78°18'14"N, 16°28'16"Ø

Navigation Information:

Latitude: 78° 19' 51.9" N

Longitude: 16° 25' 18.5" E

Magnetic declination: 7° 41' EAST

Declination is POSITIVE

Inclination: 82° 16'

Magnetic field strength: 54826.6 nT

Approach notes

Botneheia is outside of any nature reserves and within zone 10, therefore it does not require permission from Sysselmannen to access or camp on. It is easily accessible by Polarsirkel from Longyearbyen or, by foot, sledge or snowmobile via Adventdalen and De Geerdalen.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1Botneheia Summitsummit 2
2Botneheia NW Summitsummit 3
3Botneheia E Summitsummit 2

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