Mountaineering in Skelleftehamn

It’s a well hidden secret, that there are mountains in Skelleftehamn. They are completely snow covered and not a single tree is able to prosper on the rocky slopes under these harsh conditions.

Today I decided to climb up two of the snowy summits. I guess I’ve been the first person that conquered these mountains in wintertime. Not easy to achieve, since the slopes are quite steep and I slipped back several times due to bad equipment. The view from the top however rewarded the efforts.

Wait, whoa! Mountains in Skelleftehamn, what’s that all about?

OK, I have to confess, that I didn’t write anything about the altitudes yet. Those mountains that I “conquered” today, are barely 10 meters high and just huge piles of rocks and rubble that were dumped near the shore last year. In summer they were quite ugly but covered with snow as now they appear quite beautiful from some perspectives.

Of course the ascent was short and took hardly a minute, even if it was quite steep indeed. To add some drama after this anticlimax I want to point out, that there had been avalanches rolling down the steepest slope:

2 comments to “Mountaineering in Skelleftehamn”

  1. Christiane 2017-03-15 19:35

    ☺ it is a matter of the perspective…

  2. way-up-north 2017-03-15 19:38

    Exactly, Christiane.

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