• Storenuten
  • 718 m
  • Primary factor 112 m
  • Vaksdal, Norway
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Attempted September 26, 2015.


How to get there:
Drive E-16 from Bergen and exit right at Vaksdal (immediately after a long tunnel). Drive right, then fork left and go right in a tiny traffic circle. Go through 2 small tunnels, then take the first road left. Shortly thereafter, again make the first possible left fork. You will now see a dirt road running uphill. There is a sign saying that this road may only be used with the permission of the (local) owners. There is parking for one car on the left side, immediately after this sign. Location N60.46527 E005.74517, elevation about 90 meter.
Route description:
Follow the road as it finds its way uphill. There is a sign part way up that directs to a trail if you prefer this to the road. Either way is fine, they meet as they arrive at lake Bogavatnet (467 meter).
More later
I had time for a relatively short hike today. My choice was Storenuten above Vaksdal. I read a short trip report, clearly indicating that this was a less than 3 hour trip. Unfortunately, I did not look at any map, thinking that as long as I found the trailhead, it would be obvious.
Leaving my car at 1240, I headed up the dirt road and soon reached lake Bogavatnet. There, I met a local guy that knew the area. I asked him where the trail to Storefjellet would be. Unfortunately, I said Storefjellet having forgotten that the proper name was Storenuten. Even more unfortunate, there existed a Storefjellet as well, trouble being that this mountain is quite far away compared to Storenuten.
I ascended the first hillside, followed a creek and arrived at a local highpoint. The terrain was now flat with many small lakes, no distinct mountain except far in the hoizon. After quite a bit of walking, I arrived at a trail register called Blåfjellet. I could seee the mountain now, but it looked like walking all the way to the summit and back from here might take another 2 hours that I absolutely did not have to my disposal. I signed the register, then turned back.
On the return hike, it was now easy to see where I should have been. The hike back went well, a nice view downslope to Bogavatnet and the fjord below. I was back at my car at 1445, a total trip time of 3:05, roughly as planned.