Location: North 60.52631, East 005.93964 (GPS at the summit)
Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
Climbed January 27. 2019.
How to get there:
Drive E-16 from Bergen towards Voss. At Dale, exit the Hwy. and drive the
narrow and steep road (Hwy. 314) up into Bergsdalen.
Locate the small side-road that forks right when you arrive at lake
Bergsvatnet (500 m). Find parking next to the small bridge at location
From the trailhead, first follow the small local road across the bridge.
This road serves a few (private) cabins. Next, head steeply up the slope ahead
in order to reach Skarvadalen just above. Continue in very nice and
gentle terrain up to lake Skarvavatnet (762m).
The mountain is now straight ahead above the lake.
Ski across the lake while curving left in order to
ascend to the shallow col near the south end of the lake. From this col at 800 meter, (south of
Steinafjellet), climb the north-east ridge to the summit of Bergsbukken.
This was a Bergen Fjellsport ski-mountaineering trip organized
by Fredrik Brun. Due to my travels this year, I asked him to take
charge of this very popular concept in 2019.
We all (15 people) met in downtown Bergen at 0800 and shared a few
cars for transport. We were all parked at or near the trailhead well
before 1000, with departure at that time. The forecast was wind up
to gale and pretty low temperatures, but reality turned out to be
quite a bit better.
We started around 1000, the skiing was nice and we made good progress.
Including a few brief stops, we all arrived at the summit by 1245.
Nice views all around, but
a breeze (far from gale!) still made us
gather below the cairn
out of the wind to adjust/prepare the skis
for the return run. Nice skiing, however a bit variable. Shortly below
the lake, we stopped for 30 minutes and dug out a snow-profile, looking
for the layers that often form. A good and instructive session before
skiing down the last part returning to the cars by 1440.
Thanks to Fredrik for keeping this popular activity alive!