Location: North 55:58.620 East 009:49.831 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 1
Climbed July 20, 2012.
PICs will be posted later.
How to get there:
Take the exit named Ejer Bavnehøj from E-45. Continue to drive
to the highest area of the local hill, about 3 km. The Ejer Bavnehøj
point has a parking area right next to the tower. Møllehøj is a short
walk from here, behind a farm building. Yding Skovhøj is a short drive from
here along the same road. Just drive in the direction of an antenna mast in a small
local forest. There is a small pøarking area and some information on display.
Trivial walk to all 3 points in question.
Since Ejer Bavnehøj has the best view, I have used the coordinates
of this point.
The highest of these three points is Yding Skovhøj.
Its location is in a small forest, coordinates N55:59.563 E009:47.727.
It is generally not
accepted due to the fact that the highest point may be an old viking burial site,
thus artificially a bit higher than natural ground. However, this possible
"human change" took place a thousand years ago.
The area looks completely natural today, ie. no obvious human made high point.
The overall debate is a bit
meaningless. What is absolutely clear is that this general hill is the highest
in Denmark. A visit to any of the 3 named points should be accepted as their
differences are measured in centimeters.
Møllehøj and Bavnehøj is a very short walk apart.
The drop between the two points is insignificant.
Skovhøj is 2.77 kilometer from
Ejer Bavnehøj, again the drop between these two points is still pretty marginal.
The best reference for visiting points that exceed 100 meter of elevation in Denmark,
is the book "Guide til det danske høyfjellet" by Roger Phil (2005).
We stopped by while driving from Slovenia to Hirtshals (ferry to Norway). I was a bit
sleepy and needed a break from driving when the sign for the exit Ejer Bavnehøj
showed up along Hwy. E-45. The area is significant as the highest point of a fairly
large area of Jutland. It has, of course little else in common with a mountain.