A brief description of the East face route: Start from Ritaneset
approx. 3 km South of the Ullsfjorden church. There´s a parking
lot by the marina.
Follow Ritadalen up to Andredalen and then up to Tredjedalen.
From 700 m follow the huge colouir that leads up to the glacier below
the summit. Be aware
of the wet slabs below the glacier! I can only recommend this route in
winter or spring when the slabs are still covered by snow.
The glacier and the scree below the summit is straightforward.
Sennedalfjellet was first climbed on August 16th 1899 by the British mountaineer Claud Rawlence
together with the Swiss
guides Josef and Emil Imboden
Journal 1900-01: New Expeditions in 1899.
SOMMERBUGTTIND (FIRST ASCENT) (aka
Store Rieppefjellet, 1295 m). On August 16 Mr. Claud Rawlence, with
the two Imbodens, made the first
ascent of this peak, which is visible from Holmebugt, and is to the west of the Sørfjord. Having
quitted Holmebugt at 8 P.M., they
arrived on the summit at 1.30 A.M. by the East ridge. Descending in a
N.W. direction they reached a glacier lake
at 3 A.M. Thence, ascending over
easy rocks and traversing an upper glacier, they gained at 5 A.M. the top of LALABAKTIND (FIRST ASCENT)
which is the highest summit of the group.
Sennedalfjellet as seen from Tverrfjellet.
If we could have
seen what was ahead we would probably have turned back.
I can´t recommend this ridge. It´s steep, loose and very
Looking back towards Tverrfjellet
from the ridge leading to
The ridge as seen from the glacier below the summit of Sennedalfjellet.
A view from the summit of Sennedalfjellet towards Tverrfjellet.
Kent-Hugo Norheim on the summit of Sennedalfjellet.
A view from the summit towards the Olmáijietnja / Blåisen glacier and the Unna Cuonjajietnja glacier (Lille
We descended to the glacier and continued down to Tredjedalen. Be aware
of the wet slabs below the glacier! I can only recommend
this route in winter or spring when the slabs are still covered by snow.
The Sami name for this glacier is Gaska Cuonjajietnja (Midtre
On the Gaska
below the summit of Sennedalfjellet.