Vetle Kaldenuten

  • Vetle Kaldenuten
  • 1266 m
  • Prominence 116 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60.50913, East 006.27480 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed April 20. 2020


How to get there:
The best starting point is at Hornaberg. From Bergen, follow E-16 to Dale, then take the old road to Voss that climbs steeply up Bergsdalen (exit right through the town of Dale). Drive to the north-east end of the large lake Hamlagrøvatnet, then turn right (small paved road) shortly after leaving the lake. Note that if the lake is low (it is part of a hydro power storage basin), then this lake is divided into two lakes. Follow the small road to the east side. There is limited parking near a road fork at location N60.5607, E06.2110, more parking nearby (follow the road along the lake) next to the very easy to see, grey power plant building. This is location N60.55819, E006.21080, elevation about 600 meter.
Note, that an alternative route is to continue on E-16 all the way to Bulken, exit left there following the signed road to Hamlagrø. This road is about the same distance, but of better quality to Bulken. The disadvantage is that you pay toll before reaching Bulken.
Route description:
First, get to the lake Torfinnslake. There are two different marked routes, a steeper route east that runs more directly to the DNT hut Torfinnsheim, going north of the mountain Skorane. The alternative trail runs more south in order to turn the mountain Skorane on the south side, then east to Torfinnslake arriving in south-west corner. Both ways are possible, the latter is perhaps slightly better (less steep).
Ski on the lake or follow the trail on the west side to the south end of the lake. Ascend the ridge from the lake to the summit.
I climbed this peak after my visit to Kaldenuten, located about 1.3 kilometer south-east of this peak. From Kaldenuten, one can ski directly north-west downhill to reach the small hut at location N60.51077, E006.27949, elevation about 1150 meter. This is at the base of the peak. From here, an easy ascent, I decided to leave my skis and walk up and down given the snow conditions. The top has a well defined cairn. I ascended in about 15 minutes, then returned back down to my skis.