Location: North 60.62035, East 005.28596 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed May 23, 2015
Difficulty YDS class 1
How to get there:
Drive Hwy. 57 north from Knarvik (signs for Mongstad). After
the turnoff for Seim, you drive through a tunnel before arriving at
a road fork (you now also see a lake (Storavatnet) just below. Turn right,
then immediately right again, park on the right hand side. A tunnel runs through
the mountain here to Seim (the sign says Seim 1), on the left, a gated, small
road runs steeply uphill. Park here
N60.61682, E005.29739, elevation a bit above 100 meter.
Walk up the small (gated) road on the left, take the right branch a bit uphill.
Continue up to the saddle, the road curves right. You will observe red and white wooden
sticks that mark the route. A bit further onwards, a trail forks left, leaving the road.
This is clearly marked. Continue uphill, you
should see the trail markers all the way.
The trail climbs steeply to the top, then follows the ridge at the edge of the forest,
a bit downhill, then you pass an old stone fence (on its right end).
The trail now runs
more in the forest, but the wooden sticks are eay to follow. Finally, you emerge on a local
view point, quite near the summit.
The trail now continues downhill. The very highest point
is a bit hidden in and among the trees just off the view point.
One will locate a trig-point
marker only a few meter from the trail. The highest point
may be a bit further into the forest,
as you explore the ridge moving left (a bit back).
I located the parking with no problems and left at 1055.
The trail was very well marked and the summit area was pretty obvious.
The uphill hike had taken about 20 minutes.
The highest point, however, was well hidden and I needed to push my way
through pretty dense vegetation (branches) in order to first locate the
trig marker, next what was possibly a slightly higher point a bit further
into the forest. I next had a very good hike back down to my car arriving there
already at 1135.
The trip continued to Hersnipo.