• Skamdalshorgi
  • 1029 m
  • Primary factor 419 meter
  • Location: North 60.53683, East 006.60363 (GPS at the summit)
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed January 19. 2014.


How to get there:
Drive from Bergen to Voss along E-16. Continue along Hwy. 13 towards Granvin. Immediately after you cross the automatic toll station (just before the tunnel entrance), turn left following signs for Bulko. This road is narrow and may be slippery in winter. At Bulko, the road that serves many local mountain cabins, continues uphill. Pay toll (NOK 30 in 2014), at the self serve station. This road has a final, steep uphill before entering a large parking area. Park here, this is the trailhead, location N60.56779, E006.60788, elevation about 520 meter.
Route description:
Skamdalshorgi is easy to see directly from the parking area. Follow the road that head towards the mountain. Continue straight where a side raod forks right. When reaching the col just north of Skamdalshorgi, leave the road and start up the broad ridge. The route is pretty obvious as one should follow the terrain in a couple of zig-zags in order to reach more level ground near 840 meter of elevation. Cross a level area, then follow the little valley that gains the higher part of the mountain. The cairn is located on a small, top ridge.
I organized this trip as a Bergen Fjellsport trip.The trip got oversubscribed despite a forecast that was far from perfect. We ended up being a party of 8, completely filling two cars. We left from Bergen around 0900 and started skiing around 1100. The snow was mostly hard crust and the wind was clearly stronger than forcasted. We made the summit around 1320, the wind near the cairn was in the 20+ (m/s) range, thus a very short stay. We stopped for a rest and some lunch sheltered behind a big rock somewhat lower. The skiing back down turned out to be easier than expected and we returned to the car around 1500.
Photos by John Grieg, Fredrik Brun and Petter.