Location: North 60.70654, East 005.87963 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
Climbed January 27. 2021
How to get there:
From Bergen, drive E-16 towards Voss.
After leaving Dale, turn left on Hwy. 569, signed for Romarheim.
The road will cross to the right hand side of the fjord, continue
about 1.5 kilometer from here, then turn sharply uphill on a small
road signed for Hesjedalen. After crossing a bridge you arrive at
a T-junction. Turn right and continue about 450 meter to a signed
parking on your right, this is before the road crosses the river.
This location is N60.67817, E005.79478, elevation near 100 meter.
Continue along the road, you will pass very close to a house before
you locate the forest road that starts uphill to your left. Follow
this road uphill until it ends above lake Træsvatnet. A marked trail
continues up through forest keeping left of the river, up to lake Gavvatnet.
The final part of this trail is fairly steep, but with enough snow one can
still ski all the way up. Continue to Gavvasstølen, in winter you
just cross the lake. The route now ascends north and eventually climbs to reach
a shoulder at about 850 meter of elevation. This section is a bit steeper
and one should evaluate possible avalanche issues. Continue more east ascending past point
1029, then on more gentle terrain to the summit cairn called Storevarden.
I did this trip with my friend Eric.
We started around 1000 and it took us 3:30 to ski to the summit.
A bit more snow would have helped in the forest section below lake Gavvatnet.
Otherwise, we had very nice weather and good powder snow for skiing. We skied back
down in 1:20.