|Store Rieppefjellet was first climbed by
the British mountaineer Claud Rawlence together with the Swiss guides
Josef and Emil Imboden on August 16th 1899.
From Alpine Journal Vol. 20: New Expeditions in 1899.
SOMMERBUGTTIND (FIRST ASCENT)
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.
|A brief description of the east face
route: start from Sveingarden in Sørfjorden and follow a good
path up to Sveingardvatnet. Continue along the western shore of the
lake. A boarded path starts from the northern end of the lake leading
to a bridge that makes it possible to cross the river Rieppeelva. This
bridge - half destroyed by a flood - is not marked on the map. It is
essential to find it to be able to cross the river. There is an open
cottage on the little hill 50 m north of the bridge.
Proceed up the SE ridge of the mountain up to 950 m and continue into the cirque under the east face. The east face is straightforward. Approx. 30-40 degrees. Bring crampons if early in the season.
Climbed 12. June 2011.