Reka

South ridge

Midnight sun above the sea mist, a world of its own

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Nearing the top, but still a little ways to go. The views are splendid!

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There is a nice approach hike to get to the start of the climb. Here Reka towering in the background.

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Small in a sea of perfect granite.

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Pure happiness after a long climb to the top!

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Safety is essential for us

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The landscape looks like in the Lord of the Rings

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Floating on a sea of mist

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One of the crux pitches

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Reka (605m) is a peculiar peak located in Vesterålen, close to Sortland. It resembles a shovel (Reke) and is one of the steeper and more difficult mountains in Norway to summit. TG Ouston & HS Mundahl made the first ascent in 1902. They climbed a variation of today’s normal route which ascents the south ridge in four rope lengths. The difficulties are graded 4+/4b and offers airy climbing on exceptional rock. An old guidebook describes Reka in this way: “The shape of this mountain is something between a pyramid and an obelisk. Its outlines are so regular, and its sides so smooth and even, that one is almost led to suppose that in this instance nature has been assisted by art."

 

Info about the climb

Season:

  • May, June, July, Aug, Sept

Skills required:

  • Intermediate – Advanced. You should be comfortable with heights and have basic endurance. The climbing is airy but never too difficult.

  • The hike up to the ridge is very scenic and knee-friendly as the trail is quite soft due to dense vegetation.

 

Hard facts:

  • 8-10 hours round trip, 605 vertical meters and 7 km in total (tour starts at sea level) of which 200 meters are climbing.

 

Price:

  • 3900 NOK per person. Price upon request if you want 1-1 guiding. Maximum 2-3 persons per guide depending on guests previous experience.

Dates

  • upon request

Included in the price

  • all necessary climbing gear (helmet, harness, climbing shoes). Always new and updated gear from Mammut​

 

Not included in the price

  • Transportation to/from Sortland

  • Accommodation before/after the climb5

  • Personal equipment like warm and windproof clothes, drinks & energy (detailed equipment list will be sent out when booking)

Booking

  • Send us an email with name, address, phone number and the dates you wish to climb. Also tell us a little about yourself and your previous experience with climbing and if you have any medical conditions we should know about.

  • When we receive your booking we will email a confirmation and an invoice with a booking fee (nonrefundable) of 30% of the total price and an invoice of the rest to be paid at the latest 30 days prior to departure. When booking later than 30 days prior to departure the whole amount will be invoiced at once. Booking is not confirmed until booking fee is paid. For more details, please see our general terms & conditions on the contact page.

Contact us if you need help organizing your trip (travel, accommodation etc).