|Skogshorn from the road|
|The route starts up the left side of the triangle in the lower right of the photo and then continued up the rib on the skyline|
|Slow on the easy scrambling ground|
The small ridge continuing to the top proved an easy affair and rather short-lived. Here lay the hardest pitch according to the guidebook but with better rock quality the relative difficulties went unnoticed. With such fine weather it was a good day to continue to the summit, although my lightweight approach shoes were far from fit for the job.
|Selfie from the top of the route|
|View from the summit|
Siluetten it has to be said is not a great route. 'Route' being used in the loosed sense because the long scramble leftwards at mid-height felt like an overly contrived attempt to link some nondescript sections of rock. The route also lacked any features to force a 'line', apart from the initial short corner.
That said, any route on Skogshorn is still a good mountain day. Being the nearest major mountain venue to Oslo this route was going to get climbed sooner or later. Plus with a less breezy forecast in two days time there was every reason to treat this as a warm-up for something a bit more imposing.