Location: North 61:20.651, East 007:19.184 (GPS at the summit)
In Luster, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Climbed on skis March 26, 2006.
How to get there:
This mountain is located west of Lustrafjorden, the innermost
part of the Sognefjord. From Sogndal, drive 16 kilometer north
on Hwy. 55, and locate a small road that forks right. The elevation
at this point is 300 meter and the location is N61:20.108, E007:13.943.
Drive this road uphill until a saddle with a parkinglot on your left. There
are signs for Molden and an information board with trail information in
Norwegian, English and German. This is the trailhead,
elevation 502 meter, location N61:19.999, E007:16.255. Route description:
From the trailhead information board, continue a few meter along the
road (to the right) and locate a small sign saying Molden. This trail is
marked with numerous wooden signs saying Molden, as well as with red paint
on trees and rocks.
The trail first runs up through the forest, pretty narrow and a challenging
route to ski down. Higher up, it breaks into more open landscape. An old
farm cabin (Svarthiller) sits prominently overlooking the Lustra fjord just above
treeline. Continue uphill near or slightly left of the southwest ridge. The last few
meter to the cairn are fairly level.
There is a big nice cairn, however in the wrong location. The cairn is marked as
1116 meter, the true summit is 200 meter further east directly overlooking
the Lustrafjorden. Unfortunately, this location has two rather ugly antennas.
Still, the view is much more impressive from this true summit and it is a mystery
why somebody would put the cairn elsewhere. Comments:
I skied this mountain with Helge Larsen and Olav Glosli.
We left the trailhead around 1100, and arrived at the summit
at 1230. It was a bit windy and after 15 minutes of cold but
good fjord viewing we started back down. The ski back to the car
took 45 minutes.