Location: north 61:11.541, east 009:49.512 (GPS at the summit)
In Oppland, Norway
Climbed on skis in April 12. 1971, April 12. 1995, March 26. 2002, March 25. 2005.
How to get there:
In the summer one can drive the road connecting Gausdal valley
with Fagernes in the Valdres valley. This road passes quite close
to the National Park boundary, near Ormtjernsetra. The road is closed
in winter, but one may start at the Verskei parking area where
the road ends in the winter season. Route description:
This description will only mention the ski ascent that we prefer.
Ski passed the Ormtjernsetra and locate the small valley with
a small creek coming down from the northern side. Follow the creek up
to the saddle between Ormtjernkampen and the summit right to
the north. From here climb the north facing slope which is free for
trees and allows for easy skiing. The south and south-west slopes
are steeper and more importantly, covered with dense forest
that makes skiing much more complicated. Comments:
The area around the base of the mountain is the
smallest National Park in Norway. The spruce tree grows
at a higher elevation here than anywhere else in Norway,
well above 1000 meter. The area also seems to have more
tracks of moose than elsewhere in these mountains.