Location: North 63:24.131, East 010:12.064 (GPS at the summit)
Hiked many times 1970-1975. Also November 15. 2009.
Difficulty: YDS class 1.
How to get there:
The normal hike (summer and winter) would start
from Skistua, the parking area high on Gråkallen.
There are several alternative trails.
Typically, one will hike by the lake Vintervann, first
towards Elgsethytta, then fork left where a sign says Storheia.
The trail will then take you up to lake Kvistingen and run a bit
higher than the lake (lake on your left side) before ascending the
final uphill to the top of Storheia.
I hiked and skied this hill many times
in the period 1970-1975, while I attended NTH in
order to obtain a Master Degree in Physics.
I returned on a visit to Pål Jørgen on
November 15, 2009. We took the tram to Lian and hiked
by the hut Stykket (where I organized a ski competition
back in 1972), then further to the hut Grønlia.
From Grønlia, we hiked along a smaller trail crossing
the small valley before ascending the hill up to the end of
lake Kvisitingen. From here, it is pretty obvious how to
ascend the final slopes leading up to the Storheia summit.
From Storheia, we hiked the normal route to Vintervann, then
back towards the city via lake Kobberdammen and Baklidammen to
Teisendammen and then downhill to Ila where Pål Jørgen
has his apartment. We started out around 1140 and reached the
Storheia summit at 1315, we were back at Ila at 1530, a trip of
approximately 17 kilometer.