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The glaciers of the Lanjek massif

The Lanjek massif from E The Lanjek massif from E, July 22, 1989. (88 kB)

The Lanjek massif is a fortress-like high mountain massif in western Sarek, between Kuopervagge and Alkavagge. The highest peak is Lanjektjåkkå, with its permanent snow cap (1840 m). The valleys Skaitatjvagge and Nasasvagge split the massif. The Lanjek massif contains 7 or 8 glaciers (depending on how you count).

Table over the glaciers of the Lanjek massif with basic data

# Name Type Area (km2) Length (km) Lowest point (m) Highest point (m) Height difference (m)
1. Lanjekjekna Valley glacier 1.76 2.8 1210 1830 620
2. Alep Lanjektjåkkåjekna Cirque glacier 0.24 0.8 1255 1570 315
3. Lulep Lanjektjåkkåjekna Cirque glacier 0.39 1.1 1125 1635 410
4. Årjep Lanjektjåkkåjekna Cirque glacier 0.67 1.2 1330 1675 345
5. Vattendelarglaciären Glacier complex 3.41 3.1 1035 1540 505
5a. of which Västra Vattendelarglaciären Valley glacier 1.31 1.7 1300 1540 240
5b. of which Östra Vattendelarglaciären Valley glacier 2.10 2.7 1035 1530 495
6. Härrapaktejekna Ice cap 0.27 0.5 1570 1665 95
7. Kuoperskaitejekna Cirque glacier 0.44 1.0 1200 1600 400
Total 7.18


1. Lanjekjekna

Lanjekjekna from SW Lanjekjekna from SW, July 11, 1983. (48 kB)

Lanjekjekna (1.76 km2) is a westward-facing valley glacier, which sends a snow tongue up to the very top of Lanjektjåkkå. The glacier is as far as I know pretty free of crevasses.


2. Alep Lanjektjåkkåjekna

Alep Lanjektjåkkåjekna (0.24 km2) is a small cirque glacier on the north side of Lanjektjåkkå.


3. Lulep Lanjektjåkkåjekna

Lulep Lanjektjåkkåjekna (0.39 km2), a cirque glacier on the north side of the Lanjek massif. It lies between Lanjektjåkkå and Vattendelartoppen.


4. Årjep Lanjektjåkkåjekna

Årjep Lanjektjåkkåjekna (0.67 km2) is a fairly large cirque glacier on the south side of Lanjektjåkkå. It has a crevasse zone in its middle part.


5. Vattendelarglaciären

Vattendelarglaciären (3.41 km2) is the largest glacier of the Lanjek massif, a valley glacier cutting right through the massif, with two snouts. Logically enough, it is divided into Västra Vattendelarglaciären and Östra Vattendelarglaciären.

5a. Västra Vattendelarglaciären

Västra Vattendelarglaciären (1.31 km2) is the smaller part of the complex. This valley glacier seems to be fairly poor in crevasses. A glacier pass at 1435 m leads across to Östra Vattendelarglaciären.

5b. Östra Vattendelarglaciären

Östra Vattendelarglaciären (2.10 km2) is the larger part of the valley glacier complex, which is continuos with Västra Vattendelarglaciären via a glacier pass (1435 m). The glacier is pretty free of crevasses, except at the rock threshold at the pass. Just to the north of the pass there is a nunatak, which for some reason has been omitted on the mountain map. Neither the contours of the glacier are correctly plotted everywhere.


6. Härrapaktejekna

Härrapaktejekna (0.27 km2) is a small ice cap on the east side of Härrapakte.


7. Kuoperskaitejekna

Kuoperskaitejekna (0.44 km2) is a cirque glacier on the north side of Kuoperskaite.


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