Fornestinden (1477), the Lyngen peninsula,
The North face of Store
Fornestinden as seen from Kjosen.
This photo: Simo
First ascent: Geoffrey Hastings, Walter
Perry Haskett-Smith (UK), William C. Slingsby, and Elias Hogrenning
(N), 3. August
"Time will not allow me to
describe the ascent of the Fornæstind, the Romsdalshorn of
northern Norway, on which we had the most difficult rock climbing we had
hitherto met with during our campaign. Shall I say that it was partly
owing to the fact that we lost
way through the fog? No; why should we give ourselves away? We
descended by another route in bright sunshine and met with greater difficulties than on the ascent."
(William C. Slingsby: Mountaineering in Arctic Noway, Alpine Journal,
Store Fornestinden from
Fornesfjellet as seen
from Nakkefjellet. Store Fornestinden to the right.
The upper part of the West face.
Store Fornestinden as seen from Oldervika. Forholttinden
(1469) to the left.
The North East face of Store Fornestinden as seen from Kjosen.