Sørtoppen (Burfjellet)

  • Sørtoppen (Burfjellet)
  • 1083 m
  • Prominence 808 m
  • Nordland, Norway
  • Location: North 66.47794, East 013.95405 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed May 1. 2021


How to get there:
From Mo i Rana (on E-6), continue north on E-6 about 10 kilometer, then fork left onto Hwy. 7366. Continue 7 more kilometer, then fork left on road 7366, this road serves the farms at Raudaksla. Drive until the road ends, ask the people there for permission to park. This is location N66.43533, E014.04530, elevation about 290 meter.
Route description:
Follow the old forest road that starts out from the farm and initially descends a bit, then more flat until you cross the river. The trick is to find a way to the lower end of the big east-facing slope that extends down from the summit. A local track from a snow scooter may provide some help. Once on the slope, the terrain is quite easy.
I did this trip with a friend, Thomas. He lives in Mo i Rana and proposed that we did a trip together.
We started at 0935 and ended up with a less than optimal route to reach the east flank. Unfortunately, the nice weather at the start gave way to snow showers and poor visibilty as we ascended towards the summit. We arrived at 1300. Leaving after a brief stay, the downhill skiing was largely spoiled by the white-out conditions. Finally, at the lower slopes, we could enjoy some nice turns. We followed a better route back, but it still involved a somewhat messy descent down a steepish hillside. We were back by 1510.
Returning to Mo i Rana, I was invited to the home of Thomas and treated to a nice dinner. Many thanks!