ISBN 978-1-913167-16-5

A6 paperback, 176 colour pages

Published 2024

Setesdal Selected Ice Climbs


Selected Ice Climbs in Norway's Setesdal and Aseral Regions

2nd Edition

by Geoff Hornby and Steve Broadbent

"Geoff and his team had stumbled upon a world-class destination, and they'd evidently had an abundance of fun and adventure in its exploration..."

Located in southwest Norway, the Setesdal valley is one of Europe's hidden climbing gems, providing world-class routes throughout the year. When the long winter draws in, the huge granite walls and towering waterfalls become an ice-climber's paradise.

Away from the crowds that descend upon nearby Rjukan each winter, Setesdal is rural Norway at its best. There's everything here from roadside ice crags, to full-day ice epics; routes spanning the grade range from WI2 to WI7. Add to that frequent cheap flights, easy access from Oslo, ample comfortable accommodation, and some of Europe's most reliable roadside ice, and you've a destination not to be missed. 

This major new edition includes new routes, new mapping, modern photo topos and QR code navigation, making it easier than ever to select and find climbs.

You can find out more about the climbing, including weather links and condition reports, on

Expected late January 2024