Location: North 60.26849, East 005.81936 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed November 5. 2016
Difficulty: YDS class 2
How to get there:
From Bergen, first drive to Eikelandsosen
(E-16 to Trengereid, Hwy. 7 Samnanger, then Hwy. 48 towards Mundheim.)
From Eikelandsosen, continue along Hwy. 48 about 5.2 kilometer, you should turn left
when you see the (white) school "Holdhus skule" (the name is on the building). This turn
has a sign for Tveita. measure from here. Keep right at 0.2 kilometer, and turn left at
0.4 kilometer, sign for Hammerland 3. Keep right at km 0.9, then continue straight on what
appears to be the main road until kilometer 2.8 where a self serve toll payment is located
on your right (sign: Bomveg). Pay NOK 50 (in 2016), then continue uphill to a large parking
area at kilometer 5.2. This is the trailhead, location N60.26260, E005.81701, elevation
about 340 meter.
This parking area serves a cross country skiing area, in particular also for training biathlon,
that is a combination of skiing and precision rifle shooting. A former world champion in this
sport lives nearby.
Walk back a few hundred meter along the road you just came. Locate a trail sign on your
left hand side. A trail runs from here to the summit.
I left the car at 1345. It snowed last night, but I was surprised to see how
much snow. Immediately knee deep. I lost the trail after just a few meter. I continued
uphill and ran into a very steep cliffband that obviously had to be circumvented. I first went left,
but after looking at my map, I realized that I had to go right. This proved correct as I rediscovered
the trail in a narrow spot where one could get up to higher ground. From here, I followed the ridge and
walked into deeper snow. The wind picked up and reached gale force. The snow banks were deep, quite a
struggle with snow above my waist (and uphill!).
I arrived at the summit at 1445, quite a snow storm
up here! After 10 minutes, I absolutely looked forward to decending into a bit of forest and
shelter for the wind. Ottanosi dominates
the view right across. It was easier to follow the trail going
downhill and I reached the car in 30 minutes at 1525.