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north ridge

Trakta (980 m) is the hardest mountain in Norway to summit. First ascended in august 1910 by the legendary climbers Alf B. Bryn, Carl W. Rubenson and Ferdinand Schjelderup. They fought their way up the north ridge and managed to unlock the key sequence of the climb, a 20 m tall exposed wall which still is graded 5+ today! Our 1953 guidebook describes the climb as «delicate, severe and exposed».  Stamina and climbing experience is required here as this is the real deal. Join us for an unforgettable day of bushwacking, scrambling and exposed climbing!

Info about the climb


  • July, Aug, Sept

Skills required:

  • Advanced. You should be comfortable with heights and have good endurance. The climbing is airy and the hardest part is graded 5+.

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


Hard facts:

  • 10-14 hours round trip, 980 vertical meters and 4 km in total (tour starts at sea level) of which 250 meters are climbing.



  • 8000 NOK per person, 1 person/guide. 


  • upon request

Included in the price

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

  • boat transport to the start of the climb (not accessible by car)


Not included in the price

  • Transportation to/from Svolvær

  • Accommodation before/after the climb

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

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