Location: North 60:28.282, East 005:22.465 (GPS at the summit).
Difficulty, YDS class 1
Climbed on June 26. 2011
How to get there:
Drive north from Bergen on E-39. After Åsane, take E-16 in the traffic
circle where E-39 and E-16 split. Turn left on the second (left) exit. The first is
signed for Birkeland, the second for Blindheim. Drive a short stretch and park along the
road near a small side road with a mailbox shelter on your left. This location is
N60:27.898, E005:22.811, elevation about 77 meter.
Walk along the small side road and fork left before it ends. In the sharp left bend,
cross a small fence and head uphill on grassland. There are some ruins higher up. Before
getting this high, look for a vague path that traverses right. In any case, move right
and get yourself into the small valley there. Head up this valley. Higher up, there is
a stone fence with a breach in it. Pass through and pick up a small trail that you should be
able to follow to the top of the valley, then gradually
left and to the summit. Comments:
After climbing Birkelandsfjellet by mistake yesterday, confusing it with Birkelandsnipa, it was
about time to climb this little known hill in Bergen. I had no idea of a route and proceeded up
along the main ridge above the farm ruins. This route ran into extremely dense vegetation (Brake),
and this slowed me considerably. I left my car at 1055 and arrived at the summit 1125. I headed
back down at 1130 and reached my car by 1145. 30 minutes up and 15 down, quite a contrast from
my climb of Geitanuken.