• Tverrfjellet
  • 932 m.
  • Primary factor 569 m.
  • Rosendal, Norway
  • Location: North 59.89714, East 005.99109 (GPS at the summit)
  • Difficulty: (YDS) class 2 (winter
  • Climbed April 13. 2013.


How to get there:
From Bergen, take E-16 to Trengereid, then Hwy. 7 towards Tysse, followed by Hwy. 48 all the way to the ferry at Gjermundshavn. This ferry will take you across to Årsnes. Continue south along the fjord to the charming village of Rosendal. After crossing the river you will notice Rosendal Fjordhotel on your right hand side. measure from here. Continue 3.6 kilometer, then fork left on a smaller road (sign for Åkra). At kilometer 7.6 this road merges with a local road, turn left. Then, near kilometer 11.0, you should find parking on a meeting place (a short, wider section of the road) on the left hand side. This is the trailhead, location N59.89363, E006.01637, elevation about 395 meter.
Route description:
Walk back about 50 meter. The trail starts very close to where the powerline crosses the road. There is a small wooden sign and some red T marks painted on a few rocks. The route proceeds pretty steeply uphill along a local ridge until you reach location N59.89005, E006.01238, at about 650 meter. In summer, there should be a trail and the route is (YDS) class 1. In winter, this is a class 2 route. Gradually turn more right as you continue uphill until you reach a small plateau. The mountain is straight ahead, but a small descent is in store as you need to cross a tiny valley. On the other side, the route first climbs and regains the main south ridge of Tverrfjellet. Follow this broad ridge and gain the summit.
The department had scheduled its spring gathering in Rosendal and since the forecast was good for Saturday, then bad for Sunday, I decided to travel ahead of the group. The plan would be to make a climb on Saturday, then work on Sunday.
I parked at the trailhead by 0945 and started uphill at 0950. The conditions called for crampons and an ice axe - then uphill progress became easy. There was still plenty of snow, but walking was quite easy, since a crust layer existed almost everywhere. I went a bit too far to my right and ended up with a minor detour going more left in order not to loose more elevation than necessary when crossing the tiny valley. I reached the cairn by 1130 and rested until 1145 while enjoying the view across to the Rosendals Alps. I subsequently returned to my car in about 50 minutes, arriving at 1235.
The day ended with a fine colored sunset followed by a nice three course dinner at the hotel.


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