Climbing Kebnekaise 

Thursday 11th July 2024

Five pupils and two staff have just returned from a trip to climb Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden at 2,096m.

The group, led by Russ Tong (Head of Outdoor Activities), departed on Monday 2nd July for a seven-night adventure.

“The climb was varied and challenging with 1,400m of ascent – and descent!” said Russ Tong, trip leader.

“After an initial trek, we then roped up to cross the glacier before ascending a short knife-edge ridge which took us to the beginning of the via-ferrata (iron cableway). This cable helped safeguard the route but nonetheless provided for an exhilarating climb before the final summit push.”

He added: “We saved our legs and feet by returning the 19km back to Nikkaluokta via a short but memorable helicopter flight. Our journey back to the UK was complete by an overnight train journey and a flight from Stockholm to London.”

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