Location: North 61:32.257, East 005:55.250 (GPS at the summit).
Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Difficulty, YDS class 2
Climbed on November 13. 2010
How to get there:
A good place of reference is the village Førde along E-39 north
of Sognefjorden. Locate the traffic circle where Hwy. E-5 runs west to
Florø and measure from here.
First, drive along E-5 for 11.3 kilometer. You are now in Naustdal,
just about to cross a bridge. Continue to kilometer 12.8 and look for
the first possible right turn, this is just before a long tunnel
on E-5. Do not enter this tunnel!, but turn right.
At kilometer 15.0, turn right and cross a bridge. There is a sign here
saying "Åsedalen 5". Go straight at kilometer 15.3, then at kilometer
19.3, fork left, the sign says "2.8 Kleppstølen". At kilometer
22.0 there is a small turnout where a few cars can park. This is the
trailhead, location N61:32.159, E005:51.254, elevation about 410 meter.
The trail, actually a summer road to the mountain farm huts higher up,
starts out uphill, then right, passing a gate before turning uphill again.
Follow this road almost to the col, then right as it serves the
Åsestølane farm huts. Continue up the small
valley to two huts (Grimsetestølen) located at
N61:32.793, E005:52.815, elevation about 610 meter. There is a road to these
huts as well, but it runs on the left side of the creek. Continue in the small
valley, then up to the next level. From there, turn right and gain a higher
level just below the final part of the mountain. Go north to a small lake, then
ascend on a traverse left that gains the north ridge. From here, zig-zag up
to gain the summit area, then proceed towards the highest point which is
The first ski trip this season. I carried the skis up the first hill, from
there skiing was pretty good. The terrain is a bit rocky with small cliffs, so
routefinding is important. I left the car at 0820 (I slept at Rica hotel
in Førde the previous night.)
The summit, was reached at 1045. I signed the
register and noted that the previous visit was back in early October.
Leaving at 1055, I was back down by the car at 1220.