• Tverrfjellet
  • 776 m
  • Primary factor 776 m
  • Location: North 62:24.798, East 006:09.926 (GPS at the summit)
  • Near Ålesund, Norway
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed May 25. 2006.


How to get there: From Ålesund, take E-39 towards Bergen and then Hwy. 61 towards Hareid. Measure 5.4 kilometer from the Stranda exit on your way from Ålesund, leave Hwy. 61 and turn right towards Langevågen. You pass Mauseidvåg and Fiskarstrand, then 8.6 kilometer after leaving Hwy. 61, turn left onto the Molværsbrautet road (this is just after a SPAR grocery store). This road has a pretty immediate fork on either side of a house, pick the right side and continue uphill for about 800 meter to a parking area. This is the trailhead, elevation 84 m, location N62:25.888 E006:10.919.
Route description: Locate a bridge that takes you across the creek. The (wide) trail heads straight uphill following a (mostly buried) pipeline that runs down the slope from a reservoir higher up. Eventually, the trail bends right, passing the small reservoir and some huts before reaching the crest of the mountain. From here, more left and slightly steeper up to a big cairn on top of the slope. From this cairn, follow the top ridge a bit further, then up a small final slope to the summit.
Comments: I did this hike in the evening with my friend Arnt. We started at 1940 and arrived at the summit at 20:50, about one hour and 10 minutes. The return hike explored a forest road, we were back at the car around 21:00.