The Rjukan Area in Norway has become well known across Europe in recent years for its magnificent waterfalls which give a high concentration of ice climbs of all difficulties. The waterfalls vary from short half-pitch exercises to long (800m) full day outings and most are easily reached by short approach walks. The main valley is sheltered from the sun most of the winter, and offers stable cold climate in the winter months with many options for accommodation.
Format - This book is in the familiar Rockfax format of full-colour photo topos, high quality route descriptions, with symbols, maps and all the other features that you have come to expect. The authors are Jon Haukåssveen and Tom Atle Bordevik, both live locally and are experienced ice climbers, Jon in particular has put up many first ascent in the Rjukan area. Because of the environment it is used in, the Rjukan guide comes complete with a plastic sleeve to help preserve the book.
Local Suppliers - The book is available in many outlets in Rjukan itself - Rjukan Tourist information, Libris (bookstore), Rjukan Gjestegård, Rjukan Hytteby, Rjukan Hytte og caravanpark and Intersport Rjukan.
Next Print Edition - The next edition of this book will be produced by Tom Atle Bordevik through his own publishing company. The Rockfax book is due to sell out towards the end of 2012 and Tom will hopefully be publishing his book sometime after that. It will not be a Rockfax title.
Including: Fredrik Schlyter Photography
Many of the stunning images included in the book were provided by Fredrik Schlyter. His web site has more examples of his work including sections on ice climbing, rock climbing and big wall climbing, check it out!
Links take you to the appropriate section of the Rockfax Route Database which contains a listing of every route.