Sfinxen (1285), The Lyngen Peninsula, Norway


Sfinxen from Ellendalen.

The South ridge was climbed 19. March 1978 by Bjørn Arntzen, Geir Jenssen and Sjur Nesheim.

From Alpine Journal 1975:

Winter climbing in Lyngen (excerpt)
J. M. G. Sheridan

"In the early winter of 1973, the Mountain Leaders of the Royal Marines and one of their Instructors' Courses, were given clearance to visit the Lyngen Alps in N Norway on completion of their Arctic Training.
During the next 10 days, whenever the weather was favourable we managed to climb several peaks. Sfinxen (1280 m) was climbed by a party of 3 and the bad snow conditions on the S Ridge made the going quite difficult. The hardest pitch of this ridge was Scottish Grade III and it proved to be an enjoyable 800 ft route."

Sfinxen as seen from the summit of Nállangáisi.

Sfinxen as seen from Goverdalen.

Sfinxen as seen from Lyngenfjorden.

Sfinxen as seen from the East face of Nállangáisi.

Sfinxen as seen from Steindalsbreen in summer


© Geir Jenssen 2012