Hiking Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen, Backpacking Jotunheimen Pt1, Grand Scand Tour Ep9

Grand Scandinavian Hiking & Backpacking Tour Ep9. Hiking ridges and peaks high above glaciers and Jotunheimen national park, I climb Galdhøpiggen, the highest Mountain in Norway on the first day of 9 backpacking Jotunheimen National Park from Spiterstulen. , through Norway and Sweden.

This is part 1 of a 9 day backpacking trip in Jotunheimen National Park that I start with climbing the highest peak in Norway, Galdhøpiggen, with its incredible scenic views of the glaciers and mountain ranges. I continue from Spiterstulen up Visdalen Valley towards Leirvassbu in this first part of the trip.

This is the 25+ episode Grand Scandinavian Hiking & Backpacking Tour through Norway & Sweden from the summer of 2021, Sarek, Lofoten, Jotunheimen, Rondane, Breheimen/Glacier Home National Parks, Lierne, Femundsmarka, Galdhøpiggen, Kungsleden, Vildmarksvegen, Flatruet, Sognefjell, Tindevegen Roads, Geiranger, Saltstraumen, Helgelandskysten coastal road, glaciers, glaciers, glaciers & more….

The Grand Scandinavian Hiking and Backpacking tour playlist:

More videos from this series:

About me: I am a Norwegian adventurer and wilderness explorer. My youtube channel focus on outdoor wilderness adventures and exploration, backpacking, hiking, canyoneering, skiing, climbing and mountaineering. Nights spent in a tent, alone or with friends. From the snow covered mountains and misty fjords of Norway and Scandinavia to the remote plateaus of Yellowstone and the debts of the red canyons of Utah to the summit of Mt Whitney and the heart of Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. I love the Wilderness! Email is under “For business inquiries”, for general questions please comment on a video, I try to answer everyone.

Music by Melantopia

Gear Used on my trips:

Scarpa Ski Boots
K2 Skis
ATK bindings
Black Diamond ski poles
Marmot tent
Hilleberg Soulo 1p tent
Marmot ball cap
Osprey Aether 70 and Soelden Backpacks
Paria Outdoor Products Thermodown 15 sleeping bag
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS sleeping bag

Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm and Z-lite sleeping pads
LaSportiva TX4 approach shoes
Norrøna Falketind pants
Fjallraven pants
Arcteryx Cerium LT puffy, synthetic shirt and Hard Shell Jacket

LaSportiva fleece
Helly Hansen
Ulvang wool garnments
Black Diamond headlamp
Primus cooking system
Apple Iphone 11promax for recording video
GoPro Hero 9
26000Mah power bank
Petzl Ice Axe
Patagonia puffy
Outdoor Research Gaiters
Black Diamond Crampons

#backpacking #hiking #travel

00:00 Intro
01:30 Trailhead Spiterstulen lodge
01:51 Brief and map
04:15 Talking of false summits
05:40 Elevations
08:15 First glacier
12:50 First view of the summit
13:42 Ridge walking above huge glaciers
18:18 Climbing above the glaciers
20:16 Into the clouds
22:37 Final approach
24:15 Summit
25:18 Sky is clearing, incredible views
27:26 The guided group
30:32 A look at Rondane
31:02 Jotunheimen
31:51 Breheimen/Glacier Home National Park
34:55 A second summit close to Galdhøpiggen
36:30 Even better!
40:04 Ridge walks
44:59 Into Jotunheimen
47:28 View of Galdhøpiggen from camp at sunset

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