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.
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.
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.