• Fotasperrnuten
  • 1192 m
  • Primary factor 269 meter
  • Location: North 60.41833, East 006.03490 (GPS at the summit)
  • Kvamskogen, Hordaland
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed September 8. 2018.


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive Hwy. E-16 to Trengereid then take the first exit in the traffic circle to get onto Hwy. 7. Just before you get to the small alpine skiing area Furudalen (on the right), turn left onto a smaller dirt road at location N60.37475, E006.008991. Turn left again and follow this road uphill. Shortly, there is a road fork with the right fork starting steeply uphill. Go left at this fork and find parking on your right at the top of the first uphill. This location is at N60.37713, E006.00806, elevation about 415 meter.
Route description:
Leave the parking area and connect back to the uphill road that forked right just before arriving at the parking. There is a shortcut that keeps the elevation. Hike this nice road until you arrive at the end of a small lake having (summer) farm buildings located at the base of the peak.
Turn right and hike across the creek towards the last farm. Just before the first building, there is a small trail turning left (uphill) signposted with Fotasperrnuten. The route is marked with red paint all the way to the summit. Shortly, cross back to the left side of the creek, then continue uphill where the hill soon steepens. Higher up, there are several small cliffs, but the trail winds its way around them. You still may need to use your hands (just for a single move) in a couple of places. Pay carefully attention to the red markers and/or the small rock cairns showing the correct route, not always in an obvious direction. There are a couple of false summits, but the marked route will guide you all the way to the small cairn marking the summit.
After returning from a successful trip to British Columbia earlier in the week and before flying to Los Angeles this Sunday (tomorrow), I wanted to do a local hike. The choice was nearby Fotasperrnuten, a peak I probabely should have climbed many years ago.
I left my car at 1145 and hiked up and in the nice gravel road that serves a few mountain (summer) farms located just below the peak. The farmers were busy getting their sheep down from the mountain this weekend.
The trail was easy to locate and follow. A steady uphill,one feels that this is a mountain climb. I arrived at the summit around 1400, so about 2:15 for the ascent. The view from this peak is quite good. I sat down for a proper rest and took photos of known peaks all around (see below).
I decided to visit Botnanuten on my way back. This involves quite a bit of off-trail hiking. See my report there.