ElevationAscent: 3,309' 1,009 m
Descent: -3,360' -1,024 m
High: 5,693' 1,735 m
Low: 3,275' 998 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 55% (29°)
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“This is a bucket list hike with a view of two huge adjacent bodies of water one 1000 feet above the other.”— Jack Miller
Generally, this is the preferred direction is considered a bit safer since you'll be ascending Besseggen Ridge (the mid-way ridge which separates the two bodies of water) instead of coming down it. Though the ridge does not require any special equipment or training, it is pretty steep, so keep that in mind. A tumble on the way down could result in significant injury or worse.
Other than the ridge, there is nothing particularly unusual about this hike. When we did it in June, we were against a wind which I think was 40-50 knots, but it was worth it; the views are unlike any I have ever seen.
Land Manager: Jotunheimen National Park-The Norwegian Mountain Center