350m, 7 pitches. This is the long ice fall which weaves its way up the southern cliffs of Karnjelpakte. The fall is clearly visible from STF’s hut at Vakkotavare. Snövit is surrounded by a number of shorter ice falls (Dvärgarna/The dwarves). The steepest section is c. 85 degrees and is at the start of the first pitch. Pitches 1 and 2 are 75-80 degrees; pitch 3 crosses a small snow field and then continues up into a narrow ice groove; pitch 4 follows the groove to a larger snow field; pitch 5 crosses the snow field. N.B.: the snow field may avalanche. Pitch 6 continues up a wide ice wall, offering plenty of route choice; pitch 7 continues up two small ice walls to the top. Approach c. 45 mins. The descent is the same as for Mjuka lavinkyssar (down the western slopes of Karnjelpakte and down the valley to Vakkotavare). First ascent: Per Hallander, Jan Esensjö, 1992

DanielJ ?/Feb/14 AltLd dnf

Late start, no snowshoes for approach... abbed off after 7 pitches 1 left to go. Led the steeper pitches. Lot of faff, tried to stretch my pitches but ended up with crappy belays instead. I climbed seriously wrong in the thin first pitch, had to downclimb 15m and traverse another 15m with bad pro. Good day but little bit to much for a first route. 16(!) hr car-to-car, calves FUBAR. (Take the approach time and route length with a grain of salt) our pitch 4 with little bit simulclimbing over the snowfield was guide-description pitch nr 6. After guide pitch nr 6 you have 4 long pitches to go. Maybe the route builds very different from year to year?

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