• Fossdalsskavlen
  • 1551 m
  • Primary factor 381 m
  • Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
  • Location: North (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed on November 23, 2008.


How to get there: This summit is located about 5 kilometer north of the railway station Uppsete. This station is a popular winter destination for mountain skiing. There is a local train connection to Voss (west), while the train serving the Oslo to Bergen route stops at nearby station Myrdal. One may have to travel east (the wrong way) with the local train in order to catch the train to Bergen from Myrdal.
Route description: From Uppsete, head steeply up the small valley that climbs north, just a short distance west of the railroad station. This valley becomes wider further uphill, with the appropriate name of Breidalen. Continue north to the summit of Fossdalsskavlen.
Comments: We climbed this mountain as part of a cross country ski from the DNT self service hut of Grindaflethytta on our way to the Uppsete railroad station. This ski route crosses a very nice mountain area and can be highly recommended.
From Grindaflethytta, head south to Jøtebotnen (west of Raudeggi), then continue south along the east side of Stordalen and cross the river Vassetelvi just south of Hegganuten. Continue more south-east as you climb into Hestabotnen and into the saddle south of Grånesene (1441m). Turn more north-east and ascend gentle slopes to the summit of Fossdalsskavlen (1551m).
This mountain has two summits. The slightly higher (location N60:45.973, E007:00.776) is to the west, while the east summit (location N60:45.928, E007:01.189) has the main cairn and a good view east and south.
We left Grindaflethytta around 0900 and arrived at the summit at 1250. Leaving around 1310, we arrived at Uppsete at 1345 after a very nice (powder) downhill run.