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Can you hike to Kjeragbolten in tennis shoes?

by sistrames Online Now Aug 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Hi all,
I don't have my hiking boots with me this trip, just regular running shoes/sneakers. All the reviews tell me that this trail can be pretty rough and traverses a lot of rock, plus some very steep passes.

Can I do it in tennis shoes? What about when I get to the rock (bolten?) itself...are tennis shoes too slick to stand on the rock?

Thanks for any tips. (FWIW, I'm a fit hiker and the altitude gained/6 hours RT shouldn't be a problem)

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    Re: Can you hike to Kjeragbolten in tennis shoes?

    by daarth Online Now Sep 2, 2011 at 2:46 AM

    In good weather it should be no problem, but figure on wet feet if rain

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  • Re: Can you hike to Kjeragbolten in tennis shoes?

    by Smulen Online Now Nov 7, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    I've walked up to Kjeragbolten in Sneakers, but it's rather slippery at parts! It's best to use hiking boots, but I'm sure if you have some great sneakers/running shoes, you'll be just fine:) Just make sure that the weather is nice:)
    Have a nice trip!

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