• Storåsen
  • 191 m
  • Primary factor 139 m
  • Hordaland, Norway
  • Location: North 60:28.147 East 005:10.427 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed March 11, 2012.


How to get there:
Drive to Askøy. Continue north on the main road about 8.5 kilometer after the bridge. Locate a gas station on your right hand side and turn right just before this gas station. Keep right and drive until the road is blocked by a gate. Park somewhere here (there are too many no parking signs in this area and no developed place for visitor parking.)
This location is N60:27.540 E005:09.516, elevation about 60 meter.
Route description:
Continue along the small road beyond the gate, then make a left as you hit a new road. This road turns into a forest road. Further along, follow this forest road and make a left when the road forks. This road eventually curves right and you will arrive at a new fork where a small road heads more steeply uphill (sharp left), take this branch. There are signs for "Dronninga". Leave the road (right), as you follow signs. Higher up there is another fork, left to Dronninga, right to "Utsikten", also named Storåsen. Dronninga is a pretty flat area with picnic tables and benches.
The other high point is more of a distinct viewpoint. There are several signs and most probably a nice view in good weather.
This was to be my 5th. and last summit on this Sunday afternoon. I had some initial trouble with an unfriendly neighborhood, having posted an unusually large number of private property and no parking signs.
Thus the time was already 1710 before I left my car. The route was easy and I first visited the point called Dronninga. About 5 minutes later, at 1740, I was measuring the elevation of the south summit, Utsikten. My GPS gave thgis point an edge, claiming it was one meter higher than Dronninga. Happy with this, I hurried back to my car and arrived there by 1800.
This concluded my Sunday afternoon raid of 5 island summits, starting with my short trip to Botlenipa.