Tverrfjellet / Doaresvárri (1394), Tromsø, Norway

Tverrfjellet as seen from Goverdalen in Lyngen.

  Tverrfjellet is situated on the West side of Sørfjorden, just South West of Sjursnes. The mountain
was first climbed on August 16th 1899  by
the British mountaineer Claud Rawlence together with the Swiss guides Josef and Emil Imboden

From Alpine 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 at5 A.M.
the top of LALABAKTIND (FIRST ASCENT) (aka Sennedalfjellet, 1395 m), which is the highest summit of the group.
Thence, passing along a long aréte and over another but less well defined summit (Tverrfjellet, 1394), they traversed a narrow and interesting
ridge, and arrived on the top of the SKJURSNOESTIND (FIRST ASCENT) at 8 A.M. The descent to Sørfjordens Kirche
was made by narrow snow couloirs down the east face, the fjord being reached at 11 A.M. The weather during the morning was fine.

A brief description of the South face route: Start from Ritaneset which is situated approx. 3 km South of Sjursnes. You can park by the marina.
 Follow Ritadalen up to Andredalen and then up to Tredjedalen. From 700 m above sea level follow the huge colouir that leads up to the glacier below the summit
of Sennedalfjellet (1395). Turn right at around 900 m and follow a hanging valley
nearly all the way to the summit.

Snowboard descent by Matthias Gunsch and Geir Jenssen, 8. mars 2009.

The Sami name for Ritadalen is
Guršavággi. Guršu means "a deep and narrow gorge". This gorge was partly filled with snow from a huge
avalanche and could be a potentially dangerous place during periods of avalanche danger.

Looking down the gorge towards Sørfjorden and the Lyngen peninsula.

An ice cave that could be a nice bivouac site.

We finally reached sunshine in Tredjedalen. Further behind is Fjerdedalen!

A view from Tredjedalen towards Loddevárri (1686).

Tredjedalen. Almost untouched by humans.

Our route
follows the huge colouir that leads up to the glacier below the summit of Sennedalfjellet (1395).

Looking down the colouir. Matthias Gunsch reaches a moraine at 900 m.

Turn right at around 900 m and follow this hanging valley nearly all the way to the summit.
The summit to the right is Point 1247.

Looking down the hanging valley from around 1300 m.

A view from the summit towards Sennedalfjellet (1395).

Matthias Gunsch on the summit.

Looking towards Lavangstinden.

A short rest at 1100 m.

A view towards the colouir from the hanging valley.



Matthias is "skiing" in Tredjedalen.

It´s getting dark.

© Geir Jenssen 2009