Mykjetinden (605), Berg kommune, Senja. 

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Mykjetinden seen from Mefjordvær in winter. 

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The village of Mefjordvær with Mykjetinden in the background. 

A short description of the North ridge route (facing the camera): From Bjorvika in Mefjordvær, scramble the main ridge up to the base of «Hælen» (the Heel) (500 m) where you will find two fixed anchors. The first pitch (I-II) leads to the top of the Heel and the obvious headwall. There is a narrow notch in the ridge which provides access to the headwall. The headwall is approx. 60 m grade II-III with lots of moss and loose rocks. Protection is difficult and sparse. There are two bolts near the summit cairn (60 m rappel).

Climbed by Joanna John and Geir Jenssen, 19. August 2015. 

Update 8. October 2017: Bent Vidar Eilertsen from Senja Lodge & Mountainguides has placed two fixed anchors on the headwall which now makes it possible to descend the headwall with two 30 m rappels. All the fixed anchors are marked on the photo below. 

The Heel (left) and the headwall of Mykjetinden. Fixed anchors marked. 

Above the treeline


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The headwall as seen from the base of the Heel. 

The headwall from the Heel. Fixed anchors marked. 

Looking down towards the notch between the Heel and the headwall.

2nd. pitch. Beware of the loose rocks.

On the summit.



© Geir Jenssen