• Bjørnaknausen
  • 1121 m.
  • Primary factor 118 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60.48399, East 005.98446 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed on April 22, 2017.


How to get there:
This mountain is located directly across the lake from the nice DNT self-serve hut Gullhorgabu. The most convenient routes to Gullhorgabu is either from the north, starting at Småbrekkene (elevation 524m) along the road from Dale to Hamlagrø. Alternatively, one may start from the south, from the parking at lake Kvitingsvatnet. This report covers a start from the south.
Route description:
First ski from lake Kvitingvatnet to the DNT hut Gullhorgabu. From Gullhorgabu, ski down to the lake (best to ski a bit left rather than directly down). Cross the lake and enter the distinct, narrow valley called Vestre Trongasmog. Ski up until you reach the first small lake, just above 900 meter. Turn sharply left here and ascend to a more level area. From here, one may ascend (do a traverse left), the slope leading directly to the summit. Check the avalanche conditions, an alternative would be to go north, then ascend from the north along gentle slopes.
I had started from lake Kvitingvatnet and skied Hjellafjellet. Leaving this summit around 1600, I now headed towards Gullhorgabu. I had descended to the north side of lake Nedre Dukavatnet, then connected directly to Øvre Dukavatnet. I then continued into Vestre Trongasmog and skied steeply uphill to reach the summit around 1550. I descended at 1600, the weather was bad, white-out. I arrived at the DNT hut around 1700.