• Resfjellet
  • 1161 m
  • Primary factor 663 m
  • Meldal, Sørtrøndelag, Norway
  • Location: North N63:00.152, East 009:35.408 (GPS at the summit)
  • Climbed February 22, 2009.
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2


How to get there: From Trondheim, drive south on E6 to Leinstrand (just after Heimdal). Locate the traffic circle where E39 goes west and follow this road. Hwy. E39 is quite new and runs through several long tunnels to Orkanger, a toll road. South of Orkanger, Hwy. 65 forks left (just after a bridge), continue on this road (Hwy. 65) to the intersection where Hwy. 701 forks left. Follow Hwy. 701 along the river until it hits Hwy. 700 that exits the village of Meldal across a bridge. Measure from here. Continue 6.9 kilometer south along Hwy. 700, then make a right onto a smaller road. Follow this road as it climbs another 5.5 kilometer and find a nice parking area on your left. There is a sign saying Kåsan 475 meter. This location is N62:57.924, E009:38.955, park here. This is the trailhead.
Route description: From the parking, across the road (slightly left) there is a road, or in winter a groomed ski track that heads gently uphill. There is also a wooden sign saying Resfjellet 7 kilomter. Continue uphill and pass Snoenssætra at about 500 meter. The trail bends slightly left before crossing a fairly flat meadow while approaching the base of the mountain. A fairly distinct gully runs down the slope just below a steeper section of the mountain. The slopes just left of this gully are easy to ski and you will gain a small lake at approxmately 970 meter. From here, contine your ascent, first slightly steeper then again more gentle as you gain the summit plateau area. The last few hundred meter are quite easy.
Comments: I did this climb with Pål Jørgen, age 19. We left the trailhead around 1015 and arrived at the summit at 1220. The weather was ok as we started out, but turned very foggy higher up. It also became windy higher up and skiing became more challenging as one could not differentiate ups and downs. It is good to be reminded (regularly!) about how bad it really gets in the mountains with dense fog and drifting snow. Your tracks vanish almost immediately, it is impossible to see the difference between the snow and the fog. Small humps appear as large mountains and one has to be extremely careful. The summit area was very inhospitable and we descended almost immediately. Back at the car in one hour at 1320.