LAAG MOUNTAIN

LAAG MOUNTAIN 2640m    8661′
This double summit is named for the layering in the mountain (laag is Norwegian for layer). It is located 2.8 km north of Mount Gunnarsen. A huge, 100 meter high, slab is upended on the south face.
Map 82L/9 Gates Creek. Coordinates 157-031.

1. Southeast Ridge. Attain the GunnarsenLaag col, or the col east of the south end of the ridge, at the western head of Odin Glacier. The rock of the southeast ridge is heavily layered and sometimes flaky, but firm; much good scrambling with some detours to the right. Where it steepens it is Class 4, and a 5 meter mossy, gritty slab (Class 5.2) is just below the summit (rappel on descent).
Both summits were climbed in 1973, and the second is the highest. Eight hours round trip from base camp below Odin Glacier. Glacier (III, 5.2,s).
KL, PM, 29/7/1973

About admin

I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.