Location North 60.31969, East 005.75428 (GPS on the summit)
Difficulty: YDS class 2
Climbed November 7, 2015.
How to get there:
Drive E-16 from Bergen to the traffic circle at Trengereid. Go right here on
Hwy. 7 towards Hardanger. When you exit the tunnel near Tysse, go right in the
traffic circle on Hwy 48 direction Eikelandsosen. There is a long tunnel, then the
road starts climbing. After reaching the highest point pay attention as you should
take a small farm-road left before you reach the lake Sævellavatnet. The location is
approximately N60.3358, E005.6904. This road is a toll road (self serve NOK 40 in 2015), the
toll is paid about 800 meter after you enter this small road. Drive this small road 3.1 kilometer.
You will then be at a fork where the right fork crosses over a small bridge. Drive across
and find parking on your left hand side almost immediately. The road continues, but gets
more rough. This parking area is at location N60.32488 E005.72338, elevation about 250 meter.
Follow the road in the beginning. You will get near lake Breivatnet, observe a
red hut located near the shore of this lake. Walk towards this hut and cross
the river on good stepping stones where the river meets the lake. Follow a clear
trail that runs further from the hut- This trail partially follows/crosses some
meadows then hits an old forest road, that turns the lower end of a ridge.
Follow this road right, then go straight uphill along the road, ignoring a small
fork towards the creek. Follow the old road uphill until it runs flat in a local col.
From here, leave the road and head directly uphill. The going is easy and you will soon
be above the treeline.
There are several options, I headed more or less directly
uphill, crossing a more gentle patch, then ascending while following grass between
the rocky areas. The summit is marked with a very small rock marker. Comments:
I started out around 1240 and talked briefly to a couple that very busy getting the boat out of the lake near
the red hut. The trail and the old forest road was easy to follow.
I arrived at Skorafjellet at 1400. The small peak further inland looked almost
as high, but I felt certain that I had arrived at the right summit. After 15 minutes, I headed down
to the narrow valley separating Skorafjellet from Fossabotsnakkane. The terrain was quite easy, but
overall, november condition - very slippery! Mild weather, so no ice, but mud, grass and rocks were
all surprisingly slippery. I fell, sideways, more times than in recent memory. I arrived at the
highest point with more fog than on Skorafjellet around 1500. After a short break, I headed back
down to the valley separating the two peaks. From there, I partially followed a small trail, then
headed directly downhill with the creek slightly more left. This was perhaps not ideal, quite
steepish and slippery. I was back at my car at 1630, one could sense that darkness would
come pretty soon.