Skogshorn - ice climbing
At 1728 metres above sea level, Skogshorn is Hemsedal's pride and joy. The winter climbing opportunities on the south wall are international class.
Parking: Park in such a way that it does not obstruct ploughing, milk trucks and large express vehicles.
Short approaches, long routes and favourable sun exposure are good reasons to plan your winter climbing trip here. The south face of Skogshorn is rich in formations with many opportunities for alpine winter climbing. If you have mastered grade 5 on natural belays and are perhaps sniffing at grade 6, the south face of Skogshorn can offer a fully-fledged winter climbing experience. The most popular routes are Lancia Kaminen, Skogshornsdiederet and Siluetten. The approach from the motorway along the foot of the mountain takes just over an hour, depending on snow conditions. The best months for winter climbing on Skogshorn are December, January and February. Be aware of avalanche danger both on the approach and return.
Detailed route descriptions, maps and other useful information can be found in the guidebook "Hemsedal ICE". It is available from the Hemsedal tourist office and local sports shops.
We recommend booking a climbing guide if you have not climbed here before.