Vassetnipa

  • Vassetnipa
  • 1501 m
  • Primary factor 330 meter
  • Location: North 60.94875, East 006.7856, (GPS at the summit)
  • Jordalen, Norway.
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed May 10. 2015.

Information:


How to get there:
Drive E-16 to Voss and continue towards Gudvangen. After the 2 downhill tunnels near Stalheim, pay attention in order to find the left turn signed Jordalen. This road turns back, then starts the steep climb up to Jordalen. A new tunnel is under construction (2015), it is sheduled to open in 2016. Continue past the Jordalen farms, higher up the road runs just south of the mountain Nosafjellet. The farm Nosi is located here and this is as high as the road runs in winter. Find parking that do not block any traffic. This is the (winter) trailhead, location N60.90370, E006.73736, elevation about 650 meter.
Route description:
Follow the road as it runs about one kilometer up the valley and crosses the river on a bridge. Contine geently uphill with the steep Bakkanosi on your right hand side. Gradually curve right as you continue the gentle climb. Note that this route is hit by avalanches earlier in winter. Stay down by the river if this is an issue. Continue uphill more east as you climb to the col north of Vardafjellet. There is a cairn in this saddle. This location is N60.93172, E006.79395, elevation about 1330 meter. Turn left (north) and ski gently uphill in order to cross a bit east of point 1476. Continue along easy terrain to the broad ridge that curves north-west and reaches the summit.
Comments:
I was on my way to Ulvik, the forecast was pretty good and I decided to visit this peak. I left my car at 1200 and enjoyed good skiing up to the col on the main crest, then easy onwards to the summit, arriving there at 1430. After about 10 minutes, I started back down along the same route. The skiing was quite good and I returned to my car at 1555.

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