Lenangstinden (1625), the Lyngen peninsula,
Store Lenangstinden (1625) as
seen from Lyngenfjorden. The East summit (1575) to the right.
Jægervasstinden was first climbed by Geoffrey Hastings, William
C. Slingsby, Walter
Perry Haskett-Smith (UK) and Elias Hogrenning (N) in summer 1898.
"By far the most impressive section
of the view (from Store
Jægervasstinden) was that
of the Storebotntind, or Lenangentind, which towered grandly
above a large and wide snow-field.
The western face of this mountain is bisected by a long trap-dyke, a
very long and
narrow snowy highway, which
undoubtedly offered the only probable route up the mountain on this
side, and it looked
very savage. The three ridges of the
peak bristled with petrified Trolds, who had been turned to stone for
ence in stopping out after sunrise.
What they were supposed to do with themselves during the weeks of the
is a question which I cannot answer.
A steamboat on Lyngenfjord was also a pretty sight. But, no more.
What a store of happy-memories we
laid upon our ascent of the Lenangentind, the highest and finest
of the Kjosfjord, and in many
respects our most interesting expedition; and how uncertain was our
success, even to the
last! How full of interesting details
was our route! How well Hogrenning cut up, up, up, always up, that
couloir - a
couloir which in Southern Norway or
in the Alps would probably never be attempted on account of the danger
avalanches; in this case nil. How
small we felt when we reached the ridge and were cut off from the top,
as was the
case on the ascent of the Dent du
Requin! We reached the summit five minutes before midnight, and had one
strangest and most fascinating views
which I have ever seen, of sharp peaks and the midnight sun above a
pall of clouds
which enshrouded the lower regions."
Slingsby: Mountaineering In Arctic Norway, Alpine Journal 1899.
Store Lenangstinden as seen from Ullsfjorden.
Geir Jenssen 2009