Location: North 60.41833, East 006.03490 (GPS at the summit)
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
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
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.