Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter
Each book covers all the mountains, secondary peaks, walking routes, accommodation, access and some detailed information on each area. In addition to that each book will include a speciality topic also. In volume 1 on Hurrungane the topic was flora and fauna. Future topics will include: Geology, Archaeology, History, Glaciation and Geography.
Volume 1, Hurrungane, has been published to date. As the books are published sample pages are posted on this website together with some reviews.
How to buy the book
The price of any of the books is £20. scandinavianmountains.com does not have the facilities to take credit card payments or the ability to dispatch the book volumes at short notice so we use the respected distributor Cordee to take payments and dispatch the book volumes. If you click any link on this site to purchase the book volumes you will be directed to their website for the transaction. However Amazon does have cheaper prices than Cordee
These 20 different areas or massifs are the divisions I have used on this website. With the books, however, I could not bring out 20 different volumes as some of the books would only contain a single or a few mountains. So I have therefore grouped areas and massifs together.
Of the 20 areas, 13 are in one area called Jotunheimen which contains the lion’s share of the mountains with 87 of the 137 mountains over 2000 metres. I have split Jotunheimen into its four quadrants and each one is a separate volume with about 20 mountains in each. The mountains of Jotunheimen account for volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Adjacent to Jotunheimen, but separated from it by the massif chasm of Utledalen valley, is Hurrungane. This is a very alpine area with arguably the most spectacular mountains in Scandinavia. This area contains 14 mountains and accounts for volume 1.
The other 4 areas with 2000 metre mountains in Norway are grouped together in single book with 29 mountains and this is volume 6.
Finally there are 2 mountain areas in Arctic Sweden with 7 mountains over 2000 metres. These two areas are the contents of volume 7.
The is a correlation between the website regions and the book volumes as the table shows.
|1 Hurrungane||Volume 1: Hurrungane|
|2 Stølsnos Massif (Jotunheimen)||Volume 2: South West Jotunheimen|
|3 Uranos Massif (Jotunheimen)||"|
|4 Rauddalen Area (Jotunheimen)||"|
|5 Visbretind (Jotunheimen)||"|
|6 Slettmark Mesmog Massif (Jotunheimen)||Volume 3: South East Jotunheimen|
|7 Kalvehøgdi Massif (Jotunheimen)||"|
|8 Knutshols Tjønnhols Massif (Jotunheimen)||"|
|9 Smørstabb Massif (Jotunheimen)||Volume 4: North West Jotunheimen|
|10 Galdhøpiggen Massif (Jotunheimen)||"|
|11 Memuru Veo Massif (Jotunheimen)||Volume 5: North East Jotunheimen|
|12 Sjødalen (Jotunheimen)||"|
|13 Glittertind Massif (Jotunheimen)||"|
|14 Kvitingskjølen (Jotunheimen)||"|
|15 Breheimen||Volume 6: Breheimen, Rondane and Dovre|
|19 Sarek||Volume 7: Arctic Sweden|
Anticipated publication dates
Volume 1, Hurrungane, has been published to date.
Volume 2 and Volume 3 should be published towards the end of 2013. However, much of the information about the areas and the mountains covered in these books is already available on the website.
Volume 4 and Volume 5 should be published towards the end of 2013. Some of the information about the areas and the mountains covered in these books is available on this website.
Volume 6 should be published towards the end of 2014. Some of the information about the areas and the mountains covered in this book is available on the website.
Volume 7 should be published towards the end of 2015. Again some of the information about the areas and the mountains covered in this book is available on the website already albeit in a scrappy fashion.