Location: North 60.46383, East 005.85414 (GPS on the summit)
Climbed January 15. 2017
Difficulty: YDS class 2
How to get there:
From Bergen, drive E-16 towards Voss, fork right onto Hwy. 7 in
the traffic circle at Trengereid. Continue past the innermost part of the Samanger fjord.
A long tunnel will get you to a new traffic circle where Hwy. 48 forks right towards
Eikelandsosen. Continue along Hwy. 7, you will immediately get lake
Frølandsvatnet on your left side. Immediately, near the end of this lake, the smaller
road Hwy. 134, forks left, the sign reads Kvitingen 14. Take this road and follow it to
its end, parking area at lake Kvitingen (NOK 40 in 2013). Park here, this location
is N60.46320, E005.89441, elevation about 380 meter.
From the parking, follow the old road that heads north into Klungerdalen (valley).
That is, do NOT continue the road that leaves the parking and continues east (on the
north side of lake Kvitingvatnet).
After about one kilometer, this road crosses the river from the left to the right side.
Leave the road just before this crossing, turning sharply left and climb the slightly
steep ridge between and among birch trees. Pretty soon, the terrain is a bit more open,
as you reach a flat spot where a powerline crosses overhead. Continue again more steeply
uphill along the ridge on the left side of the small valley ahead. On top of this ridge,
you will leave the last trees behind. Continue uphill while keeping left of the local
tops higher up. Finally, head left towards a local summit in order to turn a small
cliffband on its upper end. From here, continue about 500 meter to the summit marked with
a small cairn.
I made this climb as trip-leader for an outing organized by the Bergen
mountaineering group (DNT Fjellsport Bergen). Altogether, we were 16 people
starting out from Bergen shortly before 0900. After driving to the trailhead and
getting all organized, we were ready to leave by 1000.
The group used different skis, Norwegian mountain skis, Telemark skis and Randonneé skis.
The sky was deep blue, the sun was already hitting the mountains above us and the thermometer
read -12 Centigrades. The last 2 days had dumped about 40 centimeter of fresh, new powder snow.
Thus, everything pointed to this being a perfect day in the mountains.
We skied along the old road, then steeply uphill among the birch trees.
Higher up, the route continued gently uphill with perfect conditions.
We arrived at the summit around
1230 after a very nice trip uphill.
After about 20 minutes enjoying the very fine view in all
directions, we skied down
the upper part to find a sunny and sheltered place near a local gully. Here, rest was
declared and people enjoyed the sun,
their lunch and hot drinks.
A fun descent followed, and by 1400 we were all back down by the trailhead. I had taken
my randonneé skis on this trip, so skiing down was pretty nice in the deep, dry powder.
Thanks are due to Fredrik that volunteered as co-tripleader, and to Einar Sleire for taking pictures and
writing a nice report