Location: North 63:11.628, East 008:30.188 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed November 7th. 2010.
Difficulty: YDS class 2.
How to get there:
This trailhead is located along Hwy. 682 that runs north-south across the
island Ertvågøy. This island is located between Kristiansund
and the village of Aure (north-east of Kristiansund, connexted via Hwy. 680).
In the south, Hwy. 682 is served by a ferry from Hennset on Hwy. E-39.
Measured from this ferry, the trailhead is 3.3 kilometer north along Hwy. 682,
just before a small bridge, on the right hand side of the road. A small road
(not plowed in winter) starts here. There is parking for one car right off
Hwy 682 without blocking the forest road. The location is
N63:11.424, E008:25.476, elevation about 42 meter.
Walk along the forest road with the small creek on your left side.
After a short while, this forest road enters a clearing that most likely
can be used as parking in the summer time. Right here, a tractor trail
forks uphill to your right. There is a small sign saying "4 fjell" pointing
uphill as well.
Follow this tractor track until it ends near location
N63:11.699, E008:27.571, elevation 280 meter. There may be a trail, but due to
heavy snow, this cannot be reported. Cross one fairly big creek, the follow the
smaller creek Seterelva up to about elevation 340 meter. From here, climb directly
towards the summit, the slope is gentle.
Coming from Mekknoken, I parked at the trailhead and
started out at 1155. Snow already at 40 meter and quite a long hike, something told me
that this could be a hard one. The first part, following the tractor road, went quite fine.
The second part, traversing soft meadows with a thick (often knee-deep) blanket of
snow quickly consumed what little energy reserves I had. Soon, I needed to st down
and rest. It has been a long time since last I remember being and feeling so weak.
The rest of the uphill continued to prove very exhausing indeed. I tried to pick a route
with minimum snow, but that was easier said than done.
I arrived (finally) at the summit
by 1440. This time reflects the heavy work, skiing would have been much easier.
Despite some sun when I was down on the meadows, the summit greeted me with fog and gusty
wind. I left already at 1445, looking forward to the use of my own footsteps as well as
gravity helping going downhill. Back in 1:15, at 1600, less than half the time, I guess it
helps explaining the pretty awful conditions.
This trip is planned to continue, but with even
more snow, I shall attempt one or two of the lowest peaks in the area.