• Dalegubben
  • 1344 m.
  • Primary factor 976 m
  • Sunnmøre, Norway.
  • Location: North 62:13.823, East 006:26.089 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2+
  • Climbed on October 7, 2006.


How to get there: This mountain is located south of the city Ålesund,near the village of Ørsta. From the traffic circle in Ørsta, take Hwy. 655 and drive 24 kilometer towards Sæbø. Before Sæbø, there is a farm on your left side, one prominent building has a sign advertising "eggs". Turn left (just before the "egg building") and drive through this farm. Just after a left turn, there is a road fork with a road going right. Take this road as it heads directly towards the mountains. Ignore the first right hand forking road (it runs down to Sæbø), curve right as your road turns right then locate a small parking area on your left well before the gate that is visible further along the road. Park here, this is the trailhead, location N62:12.384, E006:27.288, elevation 22 meter.
Route description: From the trailhead, continue along the road as it heads uphill in wide turns. There is a small trail that forks off from this road higher up. This trail may be hard to find. The trail starts at N62:12.702, E006:27.112, elevation 200 meter. This is a pretty flat section of the road, and fairly near its end. There is a (possibly dry) creek coming down just beyond where you should head uphill along the trail. This trail is marked with red paint. If you hike to the end of the road, turn back and walk until you cross the distinct small gully that looks like a dry creek. Turn uphill and locate the small red dots that shows the way uphill.
The trail will get you up above 400 meter and traverse into the very broad gully that comes down from the Dalegubben mountain. Follow this gully uphill. As you get higher, locate the lowest point on the ridge and hike up to this point. Cross the saddle and traverse left. From here, there is a pretty visible trail that will lead you to the summit. The last section is fairly steep, but not difficult. The summit has two points that compete for being the highest. Visit both points (they are only a few meter apart).
Comments: I did this hike with my friend Arnt Flatmo and my son Pål Jørgen. We started at 1045 and made the summit at 1330 (2:45). We headed down around 1345 and reached the car at 1545 (2:00). It was a grey and misty day with rain showers. We were fairly lucky and had a quite reasonable view from the summit. The broad gully was full of ripe blueberries. Quite a few stops in order to taste these healthy and nice tasting berries.

Resources: (Photo Credit Arnt Flatmo)