• Gråfjellet
  • 1057 m
  • Prominence 119 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North N60.54140, E005.93111 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed April 6. 2020


How to get there:
Drive E-16 from Bergen towards Voss. Turn right at Dale and take what used to be the road to Voss up the narrow and quite spectacular road to Bergsdalen. You will finish the ascent with a couple of switchbacks as you reach a lake with a dam. Continue about 6 kilometer up the valley. Locate a signed parking reserved for Høgabu on the left side of the road, a driveway to a local farm exits at the same place. Park here, this location is N60.57361, E005.94205, elevation about 440 meter.
Route description:
Continue to walk along the road (up the valley) a couple of hundred meter to the first bridge on your right that crosses the river. Cross this bridge and continue a short stretch on the road serving a farm. Fork right, the route is well marked for Høgabu in summer and often marked well also in winter. The route ascends up a broad ridge staying right of a small valley. Higher up, after crossing a small ridge, Gråfjellet comes into view. Proceed along the cairned route that ascends towards the base of the mountain. Leave the trail and head uphill, then traverse left to gain the main crest at its weakest point. Turn right and follow the main ridge to the summit. The last part of this is almost flat, the highest point is near the south-west of the ridge.
I had already visited Kjerringfjellet, then transferred to the lower Høgabu trailhead. I started at 1030 and had a very pleasant ski uphill, arriving at the summit at 1140. It was quite strong wind near the summit, not a place to spend extra time. I left at 1145 and spent a nice hour skiing back down.