Climbs 1
Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Altitude 876m a.s.l

Crag features

The pyramid between the cirques of Longyearbreen and Larsbreen.

The summit can be accessed from Longyearbreen or from Nordenskiöldfjellet, following the south west ridge.

Mountain Location Information:

UTM33X: N8677020, E511630

UTM35X: N8702730, E238530

DD.DDDD: 78.1667°N, 15.5078°E

DDMM.MM: 78°10.00'N, 15°30.47'E

DDMMSS: 78°9'59"N, 15°30'28"E

Navigation Information:

Latitude: 78° 10' 7.5" N

Longitude: 15° 30' 50.7" E

Magnetic declination: 6° 59' EAST

Declination is POSITIVE

Inclination: 82° 11'

Magnetic field strength: 54771.7 nT


After Lars Johan Hierta, 1801-72, Swedish writer, politician and patron of science. His foundations made large grants to Swedish exploration of Spitsbergen.

Approach notes

No access issues with regards to climbing this summit. Despite its proximity to Longyearbyen, safety measures and a weapon are essential!


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