• Bispen
  • 1462 m
  • Primary factor 332 meter
  • Location: North 62.46199, East 007.64991 (GPS on the summit)
  • Norland, Norway
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2+
  • Climbed October 17. 2015


How to get there:
The trailhead is located slightly above the tourist facilities at the top of the famous Trollstigen highway. This road (Hwy. 63) connects Åndalsnes with the valley Valldalen. There is a turnout parking for 4-5 cars at a place named Strupen, location N62.44700, E007.66164, elevation about 750 meter.
Route description:
Follow a cairned path from the trailhead up to a bridge at the outlet of lake Bispevatnet, elevation 1000 meter. From here, the trail runs along the lake (east side), then gains the (1120-1140) saddle between the two peaks, Bispen and Kongen. Actually, this trail serves Bispen and climbs quite a bit above this saddle on the slope of Bispen.
Continue uphill, the trail is quite visible and well marked with cairns. There is a single step of pretty easy (YDS) class 3 scrambling. The summit is quite pointed with a very impressive view back down to the tourist parking at the top of the Trollstigen highway.