Altitude 1364m a.s.l
Kristian tops out of the mighty Kongsvollfossen (Skåkbekken) in Drivdalen, Oppdal. © GarethSL
A monster icefall forming on the eastern side of Drivdalen and an Oppdal ice classic.
The icefall itself predominately forms on the upper slope of the valley sides however it can be climbed direct almost from the road to it's summit. This route is some 4-500m in length and has a very alpine feel with some walking, easy climbing and steeper steps.
Alternatively the lower sections can be bypassed until the icefall proper which, when in good condition leaves aproximatley 100-150m of ice to be climbed at almost any grade depending on choice of route.
Best climbed during February or March when the fall is thicker and not as steep , although it is not uncommon for ascents to be made as early as October.
No access issues with climbing here.
Park at the carpark for the second 'Vårstigen' going south on the E6 from Oppdal. The fall can't be missed.
Cross the road and hike towards the small footbridge then take a right before the footbridge, up a ridge through the trees. This will give access to the very first icefall, alternatively take a long hike upwards to the base of the fall proper.
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