Climbing hike/trip to synshorn.
Between the lakes Bygdin and Vinstrevatn lies synshorn. Experienced guides take you safe and sound up the steep mountainside and along tight mountain cliffs on a predetermined route which elevates you all the way to the topps of Synshorn. The name Via Ferrata originates from italy, where they built iron walls or climbing paths in the mountains during the first world war. Here it was established as a part of the elevation nets between alpine cabins to ease the accessibility to the mountaintops. The modern variety of Via Ferrata is a facilitated route with bolted security measures such as steel wires and steel hoops. This makes it possible for people without climbing experience to access a near vertical mountain wall.
The hike takes about 3-4 hours it is a lively, yet safe adventures hike in the mountain wall, without needing any prior knowledge about ropes and wedges. Synshorn Via Ferrata elevates up to 400 meters from the county road. The route was established summer 2015 as a joint collaboration between Grønolen Fjellgard, Sporten Beitostølen, Beitostølen Camping and Bygdinstøga.
Climbing saddles and helmets will be provided by the guides. Mountain shoes and gloves are recommended. The climbing gear consists of two short ropes cobbled together in a Y shape. In the transition by the saddle cushioning, in each side of the Y shaped binding there is a special carbine. This way the climber is always hooked to the wall by at least one carbine hook.
At Synshorn via Ferrata you must be 14 years old or above, and all hikes require guides.
Show up 15 minutes before start. The rondevu point is next to Bygdinstøga, see.https://goo.gl/maps/znPEbAMDkRn or 61.330700, 8.794528 To view map. Bring clothing suitable for the season, good shoes and comfortable gloves, food and drinks. The trip usually lasts approximately 4 hours.
Synshorn Via Ferrata is open for guided tours from june till September, depending on the weather. Trips can be arranged outside of the predetermined program for larger groups.
For more information and sign up see. synshorn.no/