Kristoffer Szilas

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First Danish ascent of Vettisfossen, Norway

Posted on March 9, 2010 at 4:35 AM

This weekend Martin Ploug and I climbed the famous Vettisfossen in Utladalen, Norway. It has the highest free fall (275m) of any water fall in Scandinavia and is one of the most difficult ice climbs there in part because it rarely forms, but also because of its wild ice features. We were lucky enough to find the ice formed all the way, so we did a rare repeat of the direct start, which goes through an ice roof where the pillar is broken from the cone.

Steep and funky ice.

Impressive and scary at the same time!

Hanging belay after the first overhanging pitch where the pillar is broken in half.

There is a video of a previous ascent here:

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