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The glaciers of the Mårma massif

The Mårma massif from W The Mårma massif from W, August 2, 1995. (64 kB)

The Mårma massif is a large, high, and pretty unknown high mountain massif between Alesvagge, Vistasvagge and Vierrovagge in northern Kebnekaise. Its highest peak is Kåtotjåkka (1991 m), but it also contains the spectacular Höktopparna. The massif contains 17 glaciers, most small, but a few of considerable size.

Table over the glaciers of the Mårma massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Kåtojekna Valley glacier 2.65 3.1 1200 1715 515
2. Nuortap Kåtotjåkkajekna Cirque glacier 0.33 1.4 1340 1870 530
3. Årjep Kåtotjåkkajekna Cirque glacier 0.97 1.9 1325 1890 565
4. Nuortap Pieggajekna Cirque glacier 0.12 0.4 1260 1440 180
5. Kaska Pieggajekna Cirque glacier 0.41 0.8 1330 1535 205
6. Årjep Pieggajekna Cirque glacier 0.78 1.1 1420 1665 245
7. Skadnjajekna Cirque glacier 0.25 0.4 1495 1755 260
8. Nuortap Mårmatjåkkajekna Cirque glacier 0.14 0.4 1670 1795 125
9. Årjep Mårmatjåkkajekna Cirque glacier 0.08 0.3 1510 1625 115
10. Mårmavarejekna Cirque glacier 0.16 0.6 1380 1545 165
11. Måskomårmajekna Cirque glacier 0.11 0.5 1435 1590 155
12. Påkejekna Cirque glacier 0.09 0.3 1375 1580 205
13. Mårmapaktejekna Valley glacier 1.81 2.7 1285 1700 415
14. Mårmajekna Valley glacier 4.03 4.1 1330 1755 425
15. Vasajekna Ice cap 0.55 0.8 1355 1655 300
16. Nuortap Vasatjårrojekna Cirque glacier 0.25 0.7 1270 1440 170
17. Årjep Vasatjårrojekna Cirque glacier 0.13 0.3 1345 1540 195
Total 12.86


1. Kåtojekna

Kåtojekna from NW Kåtojekna from NW, July 19, 1981. (48 kB)

Kåtojekna (2.65 km2) is a pretty sizable valley glacier west of Kåtotjåkka, with three distinct accumulation areas. It seems to be relatively even and free of crevasses. A pass at some 1415 m at the eastern part of the glacier leads down towards Alesvagge.


2. Nuortap Kåtotjåkkajekna

Nuortap 
Kåtotjåkkajekna from NW Nuortap Kåtotjåkkajekna from NW, June 22, 1981. (70 kB)

Nuortap Kåtotjåkkajekna (0.33 km2) is a steep cirque glacier on the north side of Kåtotjåkka.


3. Årjep Kåtotjåkkajekna

Årjep Kåtotjåkkajekna (0.97 km2) is a large cirque glacier on the south side of Kåtotjåkka. Its upper parts are fairly crevassed.


4. Nuortap Pieggajekna

Nuortap Pieggajekna (0.12 km2) is a small cirque glacier in the valley Pieggarieppe. Earlier it was continuos with Kaska Pieggajekna. From its upper parts you can get through to Mårmavagge via a pass (1470 m).


5. Kaska Pieggajekna

Kaska Pieggajekna (0.41 km2) is a cirque glacier innermost in Pieggarieppe, which earlier was continuos with Nuortap Pieggajekna.


6. Årjep Pieggajekna

Årjep Pieggajekna (0.78 km2), a cirque glacier west of Mårmatjåkka, lies in the innermost of Pieggarieppe.


7. Skadnjajekna

Skadnjajekna (0.25 km2) is a small cirque glacier on the north side of Mårmatjåkka.


8. Nuortap Mårmatjåkkajekna

Nuortap Mårmatjåkkajekna (0.14 km2), a small cirque glacier, lies on the south side of Mårmatjåkka.


9. Årjep Mårmatjåkkajekna

Årjep Mårmatjåkkajekna (0.08 km2) is a very small cirque glacier on the south side of Mårmatjåkka.


10. Mårmavarejekna

Mårmavarejekna (0.16 km2) is a small cirque glacier north of the summit of Mårmavare.


11. Måskomårmajekna

Måskomårmajekna (0.11 km2), a small cirque glacier, lies on the west side of Mårmapakte.


12. Påkejekna

Påkejekna (0.09 km2) is a very small cirque glacier east of Påketjåkka.


13. Mårmapaktejekna

Mårmapaktejekna from E Mårmapaktejekna from E, July 16, 1981. (53 kB)

Mårmapaktejekna (1.81 km2) is a valley glacier north of Mårmapakte and Höktopparna. It is mostly even and poor in crevasses, ending in a lake. A pass at some 1550 m leads westward towards Måskomårma from the glacier.


14. Mårmajekna

Mårmajekna from E Mårmajekna from E, July 16, 1981. (39 kB)

Mårmajekna (4.03 km2) is the largest glacier in the massif, a pretty crevasse-free and even valley glacier. It has very large terminal moraines, presumably ice-cored. From the eastern parts of the glacier the Mårma pass at some 1590 m is accessible.

The upper part of Mårmajekna The upper part of Mårmajekna, July 16, 1981. (36 kB)

In the upper areas there are a few crevasse zones, especially below Höktopparna.


15. Vasajekna

Vasajekna from S Vasajekna from S, July 16, 1981. (62 kB)

Vasajekna (0.55 km2) is an ice cap on the south slope of Vasatjåkka.


16. Nuortap Vasatjårrojekna

Nuortap Vasatjårrojekna (0.25 km2) is a cirque glacier on the north side of Vasatjårro.


17. Årjep Vasatjårrojekna

Årjep Vasatjårrojekna (0.13 km2), a small cirque glacier south of Vasatjårro, ends in a lake.


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