• Eggjane
  • 1268 m
  • Primary factor 178 meter
  • Location: North 60.51679, East 006.41724 (GPS at the summit)
  • Voss, Norway
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed February 11. 2018.


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive Hwy. E-16 to Voss (about 100 km), do not drive through the tunnel, but keep right and go through the center of Voss. Continue straight until you arrive at the bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right and then immediately left. The road should have a sign for Rong.
This road first climbs the hill a bit left, then turns right and enters into the valley called Bordalen. Continue along this road until it crosses the river, then about 1.5 kilometer more. Locate a side road that forks left, slightly downhill. Find parking here, a short distance down this side road or close to the intersection. This location is N60.54477, E006.47482, elevation about 365 meter.
Route description:
First, continue along the main road about 300 meter where you locate a flat area on the right hand side of the road, as well as an uninhabitated house just before this point.
Start here, ascending up the clearing, then zig-zag up a steeper section to reach nice, pretty open pine forest. Higher up, on a pretty level slope, you see a cliff band ahead and to the right. Proceed left below these cliffs to locate a natural ramp that connects with the upper end of the cliff. Ski up here and gain better terrain above. Contine ascending, then make a fairly horizontal traverse across to a small valley that separates you from the main slopes of Eggjane. Ascend the broad ridge above on your left then continue straight uphill towards the summit. There is a large cornice extending horizontally across just about where the slope gets slightly steeper. There is a natural passage up the middle marked, very conveniently by a small tree at the upper side. From here, continue to the summit. The slope is more gentle near the top and you will see a large cairn slightly left. The highest point is a bit further ahead, not marked with any cairn.
This route is quite suitable for skiing and should be very good right after new snow, in particular if the slope stays out of strong wind.
I had scheduled this as a Bergen Mountaineering ski trip (DNT Bergen Fjellsport) already back in November last year. Considerable interest as more than 20 participants signed up. Still, with late cancellations, the group ended up at 12, including Fredrik (co-trip leader) and myself.
The group met in downtown Bergen at 0750 and drove to the trailhead, ready to ski around 1000. We skied up in 3:10. The weather was pretty ok, with fair visibility, except near the very top where white-out and gale winds ruled.
We started back down around at 1325 and arrived at the cars by 1450. The skiing was nice, perhaps best snow in the middle section, while the surface was more wind-blown higher up.
Thanks are due to trip co-leader Fredrik Brun for always keeping an eye on the last person in the group as well as being the only brave skier on Norwegian fjellski (thinner Telemark skis), while the rest of us used randonnee skis.