Store Lenangstinden (1625), the Lyngen peninsula, Norway

Store Lenangstinden (1625) as seen from Lyngenfjorden. The East summit (1575) to the right.

Store Jægervasstinden was first climbed by Geoffrey Hastings, William C. Slingsby, Walter Perry Haskett-Smith (UK) and Elias Hogrenning (N) in summer 1898.

The Lenangentind.
"By far the most impressive section of the view (from Store Jægervasstinden) was that of the Storebotntind, or Lenangentind, which towered grandly
above a large and wide snow-field. The western face of this mountain is bisected by a long trap-dyke, a very long and
narrow snowy highway, which undoubtedly offered the only probable route up the mountain on this side, and it looked
very savage. The three ridges of the peak bristled with petrified Trolds, who had been turned to stone for disobedi-
ence in stopping out after sunrise. What they were supposed to do with themselves during the weeks of the midnight sun
is a question which I cannot answer. A steamboat on Lyngenfjord was also a pretty sight. But, no more.
What a store of happy-memories we laid upon our ascent of the Lenangentind, the highest and finest mountain north
of the Kjosfjord, and in many respects our most interesting expedition; and how uncertain was our success, even to the
last! How full of interesting details was our route! How well Hogrenning cut up, up, up, always up, that couloir - a
couloir which in Southern Norway or in the Alps would probably never be attempted on account of the danger of
avalanches; in this case nil. How small we felt when we reached the ridge and were cut off from the top, as was the
case on the ascent of the Dent du Requin! We reached the summit five minutes before midnight, and had one of the
strangest and most fascinating views which I have ever seen, of sharp peaks and the midnight sun above a pall of clouds
which enshrouded the lower regions."

William C. Slingsby: Mountaineering In Arctic Norway, Alpine Journal 1899.

Store Lenangstinden as seen from Ullsfjorden.

© Geir Jenssen 2009