How to get there:
Our trip started at Sotaseter, at the end of an approximately
15 km side road from the main road between Lom and Grotli
(on the Stynefjell).
We did this climb as part of a ski tour from
Styggevasshytta to Nørstedalshytta. Please see
an appropriate map for a possible shorter access. The mountain is
in Breheimen, ie., the north-west of Jotunheimen. Route description:
We skied from Styggevass up and across Sprangdalseggi (south) before
descending into Sprangdalen (there is a hut in this valley now).
From Sprangdalen, again steeply up and out of the valley on the
other side. Avalanche danger, we pretty much ascended along a fairly
large avalanche that had recently happened. From here along varied
terrain to the base of Harbardsbreen.
This is a summit completely covered by the glacier. The slope
is smooth and not steep, it makes for very good skiing. Finally,
down to Nørstedalshytta, see comment below. Comments:
I did this ski tour with my friend Jostein.
Styggevasshytta does not exist any more, it has been
"drowned" by a hydro electric project.
It is not a good idea to ski from the summit directly
towards the DNT hut Nørstedalshytta (along the
summer route). The last part of this route is very steep
and not a safe winter route.
We almost got there, but finally decided
to turn around climb all the way up and arrive three
hours late for dinner.