Vesterålens mest alpine fjell ligger 605 meter over havet og med sin karakteristiske form er det lett gjenkjennelig. Erlend sin store barndomsdrøm var nettopp å stå på toppen av Reka og Håkon Martin ble med for å hjelpe til med å oppfylle denne drømmen. Det blei ein fin dag der bonusen var å stå på toppen.
Dette var ein tur der planlegginga i utgangspunktet var grei, men enda opp med overnatting i snøhule grunna dårleg vær / storm. Sjanselaus gjennomføring med lite mat, pose for hausten og lite klede. Men det var no greit.
Anders and Håkon Martin are going to the Hurrungane area in Jotunheimen, Norway, to climb Store Skagastølstind.
However this is not their first attempt attacking this mountain winter time. There have been several - a total of three so far. It is almost a yearly activity with little time and harsh winter conditions. In the past they have attempted the climb in strong winds as well as in very poor weather. The difference this year is the time available for the project as well as premium conditions for such a task. The ever present risk of an avalanche is not considered high, the sun will be joining them and the winds are showing only a small breeze. This could be the day!
Trip to Romsdalshorn 6th October 2012. The first "official" ascent was 1 September 1881 by the Danish climber, Carl Hall, together with Norwegians, Erik Norahagen and Mathias Soggemoen. They arrived only to discover a cairn set up by Christen Smed and Hans Bjermeland around 1828. Previously none believed Romsdalshornet had really summitted until Hall discovered their cairn. Arne Randers Heen made the first winter ascent in 1930. For more pictures from this route please visit aappogned.com.