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Kebnekaise

Listed under Mountains in Norrland, Sweden.

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The double peaked Kebnekaise massif is Sweden’s highest mountain. It’s high point at 2,104 metres is it’s southern icy peak, park covered by a glacier. Kebnekaise’s lower northern peak is ice free. Unfortunately the melting glacier is shrinking Sweden’s tallest natural asset - a couple of years ago it’s height was listed as 2,117 metres - and in the future the northern peak may top it’s brother. There is no higher point in northern Europe and some boffin calculated that from the unobstructed peak you can see almost 10% of Sweden. There are a couple of climbing routes, one involving scree slopes and a back entrance high up on the glacier, the other is fixed with imbedded steel cables and takes you climbing up over the glacier face itself. If you’re planning to scale the highest point in each country you may want to do the northern peak while you’re there just in case…

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