Vestre Låghellerhøgdene

  • Vestre Låghellerhøgdene
  • 1453 m
  • Primary factor 143 meter
  • Location: North 60.63171, East 007.30558 (GPS at the summit)
  • Hardangervidda, Norway
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2
  • Climbed March 5. 2016.


How to get there:
A good starting point is Finse. This summit may also easily be reached from Hallingskeid, the next stop on the railroad after Finse, when going west. Note that many trains bypass this station without a stop.
Route description:
The description is part of a nice ski route from Finse to the DNT self serve hut Hallingskeid.
First, ski from Finse across lake Finsevatnet or possibly on the north shore of the lake, in order to reach the westernmost point of the lake. Continue northwest, pretty parallel to, but south of the railroad line. Just before the railraod turns more north and the valley that will start descending towards Hallingskeid, keep your elevation and start ascending the gentle slopes that climb towards the summit. The highest point is near the northwest side, that is, cross the summit plateau and locate the highest point.
After a good breakfast, I was skiing around 0830. I made my own track first across a piece of Lake Finsevatn, then across an area with a few winter huts before hitting the river and the main route going to Hallingskeid. However, I passed gradually more left and easily climbed to the summit, arriving there around 1110.
This trip and route continue with Storhaugane.