• Kvannurdenuten
  • 1405 m
  • Prominence 135 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 59.80641, East 006.44206 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed April 19. 2020


How to get there:
Locate Odda at the south end of Sørfjorden. Drive south the intersection with Hwy. E-134, turn right (west) towards Haugesund. Drive about 7 kilometer, turn right onto the (old) road signed for bicycles before entering the tunnel. Drive about 2 kilometer and locate a small parking area near the beginning of a gated forest road (do not block the gate). This is the trailhead, location N59.87761, E006.46012, elevation about 285 meter.
Route description:
Follow the forest road (steeply uphill) until it ends near 400 meter of elevation. A T-marked trail continues south, it crosses a river then arrives at the mountain farm called Mjelkestølen. Continue up the valley, then ascend more west to reach the DNT hut Simlebu.
From Simlebu, ascend the large slope going south. Continue uphill in the same general direction until you reach the top of this ridge at location N59.83178, E006.42952, elevation about 1220 meter.
Turn more south, follow the main ridge as it descends to a broad saddle north of Kvannurdenuten. Continue south, following the broad ridge that extends all the way up to the summit. There may be some short passages where a close look at the terrain is necessary in order to find a good route.
I climbed this mountain after climbing Helgedalsnuten. There is an easy route that can also be skied. I had left my skis due to very hard ice earlier in the morning and therefore on foot. First, descend towards lake 1318m, then continue to Trongaskard. There is an easy descent into this narrow area and also a nice route that curves back up (curving right) in such a way that one gets back onto the main south-east ridge of Kvannurdenuten. This can then be followed to the summit. From here, I had an excellent view back to Helgedalsnuten.
I left Helgedalsnuten around 1145 and with a very leasurely walk, arrived on the summit a bit before 1300. Leaving around 1315, I now descended towards the north-west in order to get back to my skis near point 1233m. I had a nice ski back down to Simlebu, arriving there at 1515. A short break until 1530, then a pretty easy ski/walk back to my car, arriving at 1630.