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GLACIER "GLITTERBREEN"
Risk type: miscellaneous

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Type:  Glacieret - snow field
Country:  Norway
Region:  Lom
Massif/Ice Cap:  
Municipality:  Lom
Municipality code:  
Location:  Eastern Jotunheimen, SE of Glittertinden, the second highest mountain peak in Norway.
 
Latitude (, cent):  61.646 N
Longitude (, cent):  8.564 E
Surface (km2):  0.44
Lenght (km):  1.5
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2100
Max. altitude (m):  2472
Orientation ()  135
Slope ()  

EVENT:  Date  16/7/2001 -  Date quality:days   

Type:  Accident mountaineering
Description  fell and slid 250 m down on a steep snowfield (35 degrees). hit a small area of rocks and died.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  1
Injuried (#)  
Note  male 50 from GB, with his son. Son went for help. dead body transported by helicopter. They used ice axe, but probably didn't have enough training. +3 degrees C. wet snow. Source: NKF.

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