How to get there:
Drive Hwy. E-16 to Evanger. This is about 20 kilometer from Voss in the
direction to Bergen. Measure from the exit to Evanger. Cross the narrow bridge
and continue left. Drive 12.2 kilometer, going uphill,
make a sharp left direction Eksingedalen. The road crosses a local
mountain pass before descending to Eksingedalen.
The road is
narrow and there may be
quite a bit of snow, so drive carefully.
At kilometer 23.4 you are down in the valley at
a place called Nesheim.
Make a right turn here. Continue to kilometer 28.9. A smaller, dirt road forks left going up
Norddalen after the main road crosses a river.
This road is normally closed in winter. Park on the right side of the main road immediately
before the bridge. This is location N60.83110, E006.19854, elevation 505 meter.
This description is a round trip loop visiting
6 summits, ie. no detailed route description
to the individual summits.
Start along the river on its left side, pretty easy to reach the lower end of the gentle slope
extending all the way to the summit of Eggane.
From Eggane, descend north-west. There are some
steeper cliffs that must be circumvented by first keeping a bit left, then descend more right.
Continue down the valley (SW) to Martastølen and onwards about 300 meter. Then ascend the nice
slope south of Storhaugen. Traverse west above steepish terrain in order to turn the ridge extending
south-west from Storhaugen. From here, easy to the south end of lake Øvre Blåvatnet (852m).
Ascend nice slopes to the peak named SW of Maraslottet.
Head north-east in a nice, small gully, descend east of Maraslottet and ascend directly towards
then follow a natural passage right before a final
ascent to the summit.
Continue directly nort, keep left as you descend to the saddle south
of Trollahorgi. Ascend left, then
more directly. The final slope is close to 30 degrees, consider possible avalanche danger earlier
in the winter. The summit
has a nice little cairn.
Descend north to the south face of Belaskardhorgi. This face is steep, consider the
conditions here. The summit plateau
is again quite big. Looking back towards Trollahorgi confirms
that it is indeed a bit higher.
In order to reach the 1117 point on the high plateau called SW of Hundeggi, one must cross the main
drainage. Ski in a nice big arc to the west before gliding towards the dam of lake Askjelldalsvatnet.
With consolidated snow, one may descend steeply along the top of the local ridge directly west of the
dam. The creek in the gully on your left is not suitable as it has a very steep part. Alternatively,
continue north along easier slopes and turn the lake (if drained) on the north or cross the lake if
it is not drained. Ascend the broad vally going east to lake 920, then continue uphill heading east
to reach the plateau.
The summit is again on a pretty large, mostly flat area.
Finally, to complete the trip and get back to the trailhead, ski down the south-west broad ridge having
Kvanndalen down on your left. Near the bottom, keep left and find your way down to the
north-east corner of lake 764. There is a cliff band extending west. From here, stay well south of
the river to follow Kvanndalen down to reach the road in Nordalen. Follow this road the last, short
stretch back to the main road.
I did this trip with my friend Harald. We left his place in Bergen already
around 0700 to maake maximal use of the good weather. We started shortly after
0835. We skied a nice loop visiting the peaks Eggane (0955), SW of Maraslottet (1120),
Blåvasshorgi (1205), Trollahorgi (1310), Belaskardhorgi (1400) and SW of Hundeggi (1550),
before skiing back down to the car arriving around 1645.
It was quite a long way up to the last summit
and we realized that a return ski to
the car was our next priority in order to be back home for dinner in a reasonable time.
Back home at 1900.
The weather was just suberb. Almost no wind and bright sunshine. Close to perfect spring skiing