Location: North 63.26208, East 010.35636 (GPS at the summit)
Climbed February 9, 2019.
Difficulty: YDS class 2
How to get there:
Drive south from Trondheim on E-6, then follow signs for Klæbu.
Take Hwy. 704 south (before Klæbu.), then fork right on Hwy. 6594, signs
for Ler. Turn right after Tangen farm (near lake Målsj&oring;en), the sign
shows a P (parking) and Langmyra. This road has a toll, one must pay with
a (debit) card, NOK 50 (2019), Park at the large parking lot at location
N63.24164, E010.40697, elevation about 290 meter.
Ski the beginning of a 15 km loop, stay right at forks. Find a ski track that
connects with the lower part of the alpine ski slopes a bit to the north.
Find a nice, pretty gentle hill that may be easily skied up, this is part of
the downhill ski slopes. Continue uphill, you will end up on the main crest
north of the summit. Ski south, near the top station of the highest skilift, contour
slightly higher, but avoid the highest area since it often has bad skiing, too little
snow up there. Soon, you will see the tall antenna mast on the south side of the
summit ridge with some more antennas located on a building further north.
Note: There is a road going all the way to the summit
from the small community called Kvål on the south side of the mountain.
I was serving as an expert judge in a court case in Trondheim. It was extremely
nice to stay in the house of my long time friend Jostein. We had agreed already before
my arrival that the weekend would be used for skiing.
Jostein proposed Vassfjellet
and I was happy to visit a p500 meter peak in Trøndelag.
We started at 1230 and quickly
decided that the best way up was skiing on the easier
slopes of the downhill area. We reached
the summit at 1400 after quite troubled skiing (lack of snow)
across the last few top ridges.
Leaving at 1430, we picked a lower route back to the
highest skilift station, then followed the same route down as we had ascended. Connecting
back to the groomed cross country ski tracks was a bit tricky and we crossed some
slightly rough terrain getting
to Flåsætra. Here, Jostein broke his ski.
He was already about to get tired and the broken ski made progress even slower. We were
back at the car by 1630.
Having skied a summit, we decided to stay with the groomed tracks on the following
Sunday. Very nice terrain and a good 15 kilometer loop. Thanks to Jostein for
great hospitality and very good company!