Location: North 62.30669, East 009.68614 (GPS on the summit)
Climbed November 2, 2013
Difficulty: (YDS) class 2.
How to get there:
Drive south on E-6, from Oppdal. As you get to the very upper part of the valley
Drivdalen, locate the Kongsvold mountain lodge on your left side. There are signs
on the highway. Park in the large parking area right next to Hwy. E-6. This location
is N62.30302, E009.60423, elevation about 900 meter.
Walk up the main entrance to the lodge, then turn right and walk past a few smaller bulidings,
turn left and walk uphill along a small fence. At the end of this fence, the trail runs to
your right. Follow this trail, keep left if you run into any major trail forks. There are some
small, black arrows made of wood in a few places. Eventually, this trail arcs left as it runs on the
left side of a small creek. This creek originates near the saddle just north of the mountain.
Follow this trail until you are just below the slope going up on your right hand side. The final
stretch is marked by some cairns, but they may be hard to follow when there is snow. When you gain the
large, flat summit area, proceed left (north) and
locate a large cairn near the end of the summit
Trip Report / Comments:
I had already climbed Gråhøa in the morning, but
the weather was getting very nice and the day would still hold daylight for several hours.
I started at 1210 and followed the nice trail until near
the final slopes. The snow covered a few
rocky areas and called for caution. I kept a bit too far right and needed to walk 500 meter north
along the very top, broad ridge. I arrived at 1400
and took some panorama pictures, the light was nice, a low
sun and scattered clouds. Rondane dressed in white,
in the south, quite a nice view.
Leaving at 1410, I took a better route back down
to the trail. Very nice colors,
really late fall, winter is now imminent. I was back at 1530.
Tomorrow I will attempt Fokstughøa, then drive back to Bergen.