There are a lot of great climbing routes in the Kebnekaise massif. Pick a route based on knowledge and experience, or on what you feel like doing. One of the most well-known routes is the ‘Silhouette’ on Duolbagorni. A 1,000-metre wall. We’ll choose a different route for today.
We’ll go for the Northern Crater Ridge, one of the easiest routes in the area. It’s been a while since we last went climbing, it’s rained a little and the weather is a bit unstable. So instead of the challenging Silhouette, we decide on this easygoing route. There will be other climbing days in Keb.
Once we’ve passed Kittelbäcken the ascent begins. We walk on the south side of a mountain stream tracing its way down from the giant’s cauldron near the peak of this beautiful mountain. We quickly gain altitude and the view just keeps getting better the higher we climb. Towards the upper part of the stream we encounter rock rather than rolling gravel, so we get the kit out: rope, carabiners and harnesses.