This majestic peak dominates the landscape when seen from Tyin. Its conical shape forms a charismatic peak and does not fail in catching the eye off all that pass through this landscape.
Even thou the profile of the mountain is an alpine peak it can be ascended with relative ease via Uranosbreen (Glacier) and is within many peoples reach.
The tour takes approximately 8 hours with only the last 30m required steady feet.
From Koldedals, Unranostinden dominates the landscape, conical in shape, standing quite alone.
The walk from Koldedals follows a good track, not strenuous, and a forms pleasant start to the day. Soon you have to cross a river leading out of Urdalsvatnet and you start the steady climb through a beautiful alpine landscape. The walk becomes steeper before levelling off, skirting round terminal moraines of Uranosbreen before finally finding the snout of the glacier.
Here you prepare for the glacier crossing. Often crampons are required on the first section as the winter snows melt away to expose the blue ice of the glacier.
At first, the glaciers snout is quite steep but soon it relents and the terrain becomes gentler. At this point, the glacier is often snow covered and one continues to wanders up Uranosbreen between the splendid south ridge of Uranostinden and Langeskavtinden to the east. After approximately 1,5 hours we reach land again, a little north of Uranstinden main summit. At this point, glacier equipment is stored and we go on foot to the summit. The ridge is broad at first, with stunning views of the Jotunheim, before steepening to the final 30m ridge to the top. The last 30m follows an exposed arête where steady feet are required to bring you to the true summit. Spectacular!
The descent is to reverse the route in its entirety not forgetting to occasional turn and look back at this majestic mountain and think that is the prize!