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Snøhetta

For the company Snøhetta, see Snøhetta (company).

Snøhetta is the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell range, and the highest mountain in Norway outside the Jotunheimen range, making it the 24th highest peak in Norway, based on a 30-metre topographic prominence cutoff. Its topographic prominence is the third highest in Norway.

Snøhetta
Snøhetta. From the left, the peaks are Vesttoppen, Hettpiggen, Midttoppen and then Stortoppen (highest) to the right.
Highest point
Elevation2,286 m (7,500 ft)
Prominence1,675 m (5,495 ft)
Isolation82.7 to 82.9 km (51.4 to 51.5 mi)
ListingUltra, 3 at List of peaks in Norway by prominence, 24 at List of mountains in Norway by height
Coordinates62°19′12″N9°16′6″E /62.32000°N 9.26833°E /62.32000; 9.26833Coordinates: 62°19′12″N9°16′6″E /62.32000°N 9.26833°E /62.32000; 9.26833
Geography
LocationDovre, Oppland, Norway
Parent rangeDovrefjell
Topo map1519 IV Snøhetta
Climbing
First ascent1798, Jens Esmark

The mountain is inside Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park.

The mountain has several peaks:

  • Stortoppen, the highest summit, 2,286 meters.
  • Midttoppen, 2,278 meters, prominence 40 m
  • Hettpiggen, 2,261 meters, prominence 50 m
  • Vesttoppen, 2,253 meters, prominence 70 m

Vesttoppen and Stortoppen are easily available by hiking or skiing, and from Stortoppen Midttoppen is easily accessible. Traversing Midttoppen, via Hettpiggen and to Vesttoppen requires climbing with a rope.

On Stortoppen there is a radio link station, originally installed by the Norwegian Army, and now serving primarily civilian purposes. The station and its emergency diesel generator, as well as a nearby helipad, detract somewhat from the aesthetics of the summit. For this reason, many recommend Vesttoppen as a better destination.

A small monument for the Norwegian philosopher, humourist, author and mountaineer Peter Wessel Zapffe is located near the summit of Vesttoppen.

Under good conditions in both summer and winter, the ascent is relatively easy. Common starting points are the DNT-cabins Reinheim, Snøheim, or Åmotdalshytta.

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Snøhetta was visited for the first time in 1798 as part of a scientific trip to the area. At that time it was assumed that was the highest summit in Norway, because the Jotunheimen area with its higher peaks was rather inaccessible and unresearched, while Snøhetta is visible from the traditional travel route Oslo-Trondheim across Dovrefjell. The expression "til Dovre faller" ('until the Dovre mountains fall') was used in the oath sworn during the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814, when Norway formed an independent nation after being in a union with Denmark.

The name is a compound of snø m 'snow' and the finite form of hette 'hood' - thus 'the mountain with a hood of snow'.

Wikimedia Commons has media related toSnøhetta.

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Snohetta Article Talk Language Watch Edit For the company Snohetta see Snohetta company Snohetta is the highest mountain in the Dovrefjell range and the highest mountain in Norway outside the Jotunheimen range making it the 24th highest peak in Norway based on a 30 metre topographic prominence cutoff Its topographic prominence is the third highest in Norway SnohettaSnohetta From the left the peaks are Vesttoppen Hettpiggen Midttoppen and then Stortoppen highest to the right Highest pointElevation2 286 m 7 500 ft Prominence1 675 m 5 495 ft 1 Isolation82 7 to 82 9 km 51 4 to 51 5 mi ListingUltra 3 at List of peaks in Norway by prominence 24 at List of mountains in Norway by heightCoordinates62 19 12 N 9 16 6 E 62 32000 N 9 26833 E 62 32000 9 26833 Coordinates 62 19 12 N 9 16 6 E 62 32000 N 9 26833 E 62 32000 9 26833GeographyLocationDovre Oppland NorwayParent rangeDovrefjellTopo map1519 IV SnohettaClimbingFirst ascent1798 Jens Esmark The mountain is inside Dovrefjell Sunndalsfjella National Park The mountain has several peaks 2 Stortoppen the highest summit 2 286 meters Midttoppen 2 278 meters prominence 40 m Hettpiggen 2 261 meters prominence 50 m Vesttoppen 2 253 meters prominence 70 m Vesttoppen and Stortoppen are easily available by hiking or skiing and from Stortoppen Midttoppen is easily accessible Traversing Midttoppen via Hettpiggen and to Vesttoppen requires climbing with a rope On Stortoppen there is a radio link station originally installed by the Norwegian Army and now serving primarily civilian purposes The station and its emergency diesel generator as well as a nearby helipad detract somewhat from the aesthetics of the summit For this reason many recommend Vesttoppen as a better destination A small monument for the Norwegian philosopher humourist author and mountaineer Peter Wessel Zapffe is located near the summit of Vesttoppen Under good conditions in both summer and winter the ascent is relatively easy Common starting points are the DNT cabins Reinheim Snoheim or Amotdalshytta Contents 1 History 2 Etymology 3 References 4 External links 5 GuidebookHistory EditSnohetta was visited for the first time in 1798 as part of a scientific trip to the area At that time it was assumed that was the highest summit in Norway because the Jotunheimen area with its higher peaks was rather inaccessible and unresearched while Snohetta is visible from the traditional travel route Oslo Trondheim across Dovrefjell The expression til Dovre faller until the Dovre mountains fall was used in the oath sworn during the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814 when Norway formed an independent nation after being in a union with Denmark Etymology EditThe name is a compound of sno m snow and the finite form of hette hood thus the mountain with a hood of snow Wikimedia Commons has media related to Snohetta References Edit Top 100 Mountains in Scandinavia ranked by primary factor Fjell i Norge over 2200mohExternal links EditAnnotated photo panoramas SnohettaGuidebook EditA Dyer et al Walks and Scrambles in Norway ISBN 1 904466 25 7 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Snohetta amp oldid 1022138452, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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