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Norway : Nord-Trøndelag

41.9 km (26.0 miles) ENE of Namsskogan, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Approx. altitude: 660 m (2165 ft)
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Antipode: 65°S 166°W

Accuracy: 2.0 km (1.2 mi)

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  65°N 14°E (visit #1) (incomplete) 

#1: Getklumpen with N65/E14, seen from Daeriestahke

(visited by Peter Scharfenberg)

12-Jul-2004 -- Although this grid point is located in Norway, the swedish map 1:100000 "Z1 Stekenjokk-Gäddede" is helpful for a potential visitor of N65/E14.

July 11th we came from Gäddede and followed the road to north (vildmarksvegen) until the lake Leipikvatnet was reached. Near the river Gavostjukke (north of the lake) we found an official parking place and later a place for the tent.

The other day, July 12th, we followed the footpath from Leipikvatnet to the lake Rörsjön and then, crossing the swedish-norwegian border, to the lake Ovrejaevrie. At the northern shore of that lake one may enter the Borgfjell National Park. We, however, tried to by-pass the river Beinvasselva, which was considered to be too difficult to be crossed after the enormeous lot of rain we had during the last period. The Beinvasselva flows into the lake Ovrejaevrie and there may also be a problem posed by flowing sand. The point N65/E14 itself can be found on the northeast side of the mountain Getsklumpen (982 m), ca 2km from that place where the Beinvasselva ends on Ovrejaevrie.

By-passing the river turned out to be very time-consuming, as we were ascending to the nearby mountain Daeriestahke (1000 m). From this summit we had a good view into the area of Getsklumpen and the river as well as the valley between the two mountains (see photo). The confluence point itself could not be seen, as it is just on the opposite side of that mountain (ca. 520 m).

We assumed that two days and a tent are necessary to approach the Getsklumpen from its west side, to reach the confluence point and to return to the parking place near Leipikvatnet.This day we returned after 9 hours of hiking and decided to solve this problem next year.

Later the same day we met a norwegian official of the Borgfjell National Park on his way to a cabin on Ovrejaevrie. This cabin may be open and a boat may be available there. In other words, one could pull 5 km over the Ovrejaevrie, thus avoiding the river Beinvasselva. Then the rest is 2 km hiking, done in 1-2 hours.


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#1: Getklumpen with N65/E14, seen from Daeriestahke
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