• Såta
  • 890 m
  • Primary factor 122 m
  • Location: Hordaland, Norway.
  • Location: North 60.58819, East 005.94656 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed March 30, 2020


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive E-16 towards Voss, but exit (right) at Dale. Continue through Dale and up the narrow (spectacular) road that runs up Bergsdalen. About 30 years ago, this was the main Hwy. connecting Bergen to Oslo, very hard to believe when driving there today.
Continue up Bergsdalen to the farm Li (on your left). There is signed parking there reserved for people going to the DNT hut Høgabu. This location is at N60.57361, E005.94301, elevation about 440 meter. A sign is posted informing about more parking slightly further onwards.
Route description:
There are several alternatives. This route runs directly uphill from Li, staying left of the small river (Klypet). One may most likely also ascend more directly to Såta, starting a bit further east.
From Li, follow nice and open slopes uphill to Flatafjellet. Shortly before the top, ascend right and cross the creek. The route now traverses uphill along good slopes to the base of the summit area. The final 30 meter of ascent is easy skiing around towards the north side, then to the summit marked by a rock.
I had skied Storafjellet, but the day was still young and I decided to also visit Såta. The plan was to use my randonnee skis, however, I discovered that I had left the skins back home. Oh well, slightly easier to ski with my mountain skis, at least the uphill part. I left my car around 1230 and arrived at the summit at 1345, so 1:15 with quite a relaxed effort. Skiing back down was fun and this concluded a very nice day of mountain skiing.