I have promised you a list of the names of the Major Peaks of the Danish Alps. It should be noted, at not all peaks are named, other than the historic, local names, often only in Danish. I’ve tried to research the background for these names, but not all Danes are willing to disclose their most treasured secrets to Foreigners, citing the codex of the Danish Underground Movement of WW2.
Here they are:
- The Twin Mystery Spires
- The Left Bank
- The Right Corner
- Mermaid Mountain
- Sky Mountain
- Adventure Mountain (also known as Storyteller Peak)
- Round Tower Peak
- The Pinnacles of the Large Belt Axis
- The Zealand Doldrums
Peaks 1-4 are between 4-5000 Meters, depending on the curvature of the Earth, The Solar Wind and the before mentioned Subduction Zone Effect.
Peak Number 5 is the Highest Point in Denmark with its lofty 5500 + Meters.
Peaks 6-8 are between 3-4000 Meters depending on your Political Views at the time.
Some might argue that “The Zealand Doldrums” don’t really belong on my list, due to the controversy concerning their right to be in the Danish Alps in the first place. The argument has been that the Doldrums lie so far out in the Eastern part of the Range, that they don’t really deserve to be in the “Alps”. The Doldrums are, otherwise, a rather largish group of non distinct peaklets, which have only one major high point. This Peak weighing in at a modest 3500 Meters sports a local name, Trælsø. I wouldn’t say that it was my first choice for climbing, but at some point in time, it might just merit my attention.
There you have it, the short version of a long Mountain Range. There are countess other Spires, Peaks and Bjergtops, but it would take a lifetime to name them all, due to the enormity of the task.
Now is a good time to dust off your Crampons, File the end of your Ice Axe, and make sure you have a good supply of European Union Approved Bio-Degradable Toilet Paper, and set off in search of Adventure.
Remember to use a bit of Danish while exploring this vast area. It’s always nice to impress the local population with your knowledge of the local language. Today’s word is “Vallerværk” and is used thusly, “Jeg laver valleværk når jeg klatrer.” which means “When I’m climbing, I really put my all into it!” Wait and see the response from the Danes you encounter. They will surely look upon you with a new respect.