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The glaciers of the Kallak massif

The Kallak massif from S The Kallak massif from S, August 7, 1998. (52 kB)

The Kallak massif is a mighty high mountain massif between Teusadalen and Akkajaure, west of Kungsleden in southern Kebnekaise. The highest peak is Kallaktjåkkå (1810 m), from which one has an immense view, and the massif contains 12 glaciers.

Table over the glaciers of the Kallak massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Alep Tulvesjekna Cirque glacier 0.27 1.0 1335 1560 225
2. Lulep Tulvesjekna Cirque glacier 0.47 0.9 1195 1455 260
3. Alep Kallaktjåkkåjekna Cirque glacier 0.08 0.5 1340 1625 285
4. Lulep Kallaktjåkkåjekna Cirque glacier 0.33 1.0 1240 1620 380
5. Rieppetjåkkåjekna Ice cap 0.09 0.5 1360 1570 210
6. Kallakjekna Ice cap 2.02 2.0 1215 1780 565
7. Rieppejekna Valley glacier 1.18 1.5 1170 1515 345
8. Nuortap Svaljekna Cirque glacier 0.53 1.2 1200 1520 320
9. Årjep Svaljekna Cirque glacier 0.57 0.8 1280 1565 285
10. Slätojekna Cirque glacier 0.21 0.6 1505 1720 215
11. Alep Varajekna Cirque glacier 0.19 0.6 1350 1550 200
12. Lulep Varajekna Cirque glacier 0.16 0.6 1275 1510 235
Total 6.10


1. Alep Tulvesjekna

Alep Tulvesjekna (0.27 km2) is a small cirque glacier north of the west summit of Kallaktjåkkå (peak 1592).


2. Lulep Tulvesjekna

Lulep Tulvesjekna (0.47 km2), a cirque glacier, lies west of Kallaktjåkkåīs main summit. From the upper part of the glacier one can cross the massif via a pass (1390 m).


3. Alep Kallaktjåkkåjekna

Alep Kallaktjåkkåjekna (0.08 km2) is a tiny cirque glacier north of the main summit of Kallaktjåkkå.


4. Lulep Kallaktjåkkåjekna

Lulep 
Kallaktjåkkåjekna from S Lulep Kallaktjåkkåjekna from S, August 10, 1986. (72 kB)

Lulep Kallaktjåkkåjekna (0.33 km2) is a cirque glacier between Kallaktjåkkåīs main summit and Rieppetjåkkå.


5. Rieppetjåkkåjekna

Rieppetjåkkåjekna (0.09 km2) is a small ice cap on the north side of Rieppetjåkkå.


6. Kallakjekna

Kallakjekna from S Kallakjekna from S, August 10, 1986. (40 kB)

Kallakjekna (2.02 km2) is the largest glacier in the massif, an ice cap that sends a tongue down the valley south of Kallaktjåkkåīs main summit.

The tongue of Kallakjekna The tongue of Kallakjekna, August 10, 1986. (57 kB)

The south tongue is pretty crevassed; earlier there was even an icefall where the ice flows over a cliff edge, now it is just a large crevasse zone.

The upper part of Kallakjekna The upper part of Kallakjekna, August 10, 1986. (42 kB)

The upper part of Kallakjekna is even and practically crevasse-free.


7. Rieppejekna

Rieppejekna from W Rieppejekna from W, August 10, 1986. (59 kB)

Rieppejekna (1.18 km2) is a valley glacier south of Rieppetjåkkå. It seems to be even and relatively poor in crevasses, but has a massive medial moraine. From the southern part one can cross the massif (pass height 1490 m).


8. Nuortap Svaljekna

Nuortap Svaljekna (0.53 km2) is a cirque glacier north of Svalåive.


9. Årjep Svaljekna

Årjep Svaljekna (0.57 km2), a cirque glacier east of Svalåive, reaches down into a small lake. Next to the north part of the glacier there is a pass across to Teusadalen (1450 m).


10. Slätojekna

Slätojekna (0.21 km2) is a small cirque glacier on the north side of Slätotjåkkå.


11. Alep Varajekna

Alep Varajekna (0.19 km2), a small cirque glacier on the north side of Varatjåkkå, previously was continuos with Lulep Varajekna.


12. Lulep Varajekna

Lulep Varajekna (0.16 km2) is a small cirque glacier north of Varatjåkkå. Previously it was continuos with Alep Varajekna.


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