• Storenova
  • 558 m
  • Prominence 152 m
  • Location: North 60.90858, East 005.19628 (GPS on summit)
  • Masfjorden, Norway
  • Difficulty, YDS class 2
  • Climbed on May 13. 2021


How to get there:
From Bergen, drive to Knarvik (E-39), then turn left in the first traffic circle, Hwy. 57, signed for Mongstad and Leirvåg. In Leirvåg, take the ferry, it leaves 15 minutes past the hour. The return ferry leaves 15 minutes before each hour. From Sløvåg, drive west on Hwy. 57/570, then fork north on Hwy. 5438 to Sleire. (Note that this road forks right from Hwy. 570.) Find (or ask for) parking near the bridge crossing the small river. I parked near a bus stop at location N60.88900, E005.22334, elevation near 40 meter.
Route description:
Walk back across the stream and about 200 meter (south) along the main road. Locate a forest road that runs right (north-east) from near a few houses. Follow this road as it runs south of some meadows, turning more north and finally, after crossing a big meadow, ascends to the col south-east of Storenova. Leave the road and ascend to the summit having an impressive cairn.
I climbed Storenova and Gullbrekkefjellet on the same trip. Starting at 1300, I followed the (wrong) forest road along the creek, then descended and crossed over to the slope of Storenova. My plan had been to use the forest road that runs across the col just west, but instead of traversing there, I ascended the peak directly uphill. Some bush and a few steepish sections. Arriving at the summit around 1425, I had a nice chat with 3 people already there (from Gulen). From here, I could see my next objective across the valley. Leaving after about 20 minutes, I continued along the main crest, then descended to the valley floor near some cabin. Spotting a gully that seemed to run all the way up, I ascended more or less directly to the summit of Gullbrekkefjellet, arriving there at 1620. After a brief stop, I continued across Sleirsfjellet, then descending along the ridge. I expected to find a trail here, but did not see any. Back at my car around 1745.