Litletinden was first climbed on August 17th 1899 - via the West ridge - by the British
mountaineer Claud Rawlence together with the Swiss
guides Josef and Emil Imboden
Journal 1900-01: New Expeditions in 1899.
SOMMERBUGTTIND (FIRST ASCENT) (aka
Store Rieppefjellet, 1295 m). On August 16 Mr. Claud Rawlence, with
the two Imbodens, made the first
ascent of this peak, which is visible from Holmebugt, and is to the west of the Sørfjord. Having
quitted Holmebugt at 8 P.M., they
arrived on the summit at 1.30 A.M. by the East ridge. Descending in a
N.W. direction they reached a glacier lake
at 3 A.M. Thence, ascending over
easy rocks and traversing an upper glacier, they gained at5 A.M. the top of LALABAKTIND (FIRST ASCENT)
which is the highest summit of the group. Thence, passing along a long
aréte and over another but less
well defined summit (Tverrfjellet,
1394), they traversed a narrow and interesting ridge, and arrived on the top of the
SKJURSNOESTIND (FIRST ASCENT) at 8
A.M. The descent to Sørfjordens Kirche was made by narrow snow couloirs down
the east face, the fjord being
reached at 11 A.M. The weather during the morning was fine.
The North face was climbed by
and Geir Jenssen on August 30th 2009. The summit was
reached by climbing a couloir
(40-50°) which begins as a very broad slope and gradually
steepens to a small notch
just prior to reaching the summit. The approachto the couloir is
rather complicated. See the map and the pictures below.
The scree that we climbed from Tredjedalen towards Point 909 south of
A view towards Fjerdedalen, Fjerdedalsvatnet and the Blåisen
The Sami name for the lake and the glacier is Jietnjajavrrit and
A slightly difficult rock band - before reaching the South ridge - was
climbed by following the grassy ledges in the center of this picture.
The summit of Litletinden was reached by climbing a couloir
(40-50°) on the North face of the mountain.
The couloir begins as a very broad slope which gradually narrows and
steepens to a small notch just prior to reaching the summit.
Looking towards Tverrfjellet
(1394) from Litletinden. The East ridge of
Tverrfjellet (right) was more difficult than expected with huge drops
on each side.
The glacier southwest of Litletinden. The Sami name for this glacier is
Stuorra Cuonjajietnja (Store Gåsebreen).
Easy climbing along the ridge between Litletinden and Tverrfjellet.
The rock was
As Mr. Claud
in Alpine Journal 1900-01: "A narrow and interesting ridge."
The ridge between
Litletinden and Tverrfjelletas
seen from the approach.
Litletinden (the black mountain) as seen from the summit area of Tverrfjellet.