S. Knutshøa

  • S. Knutshøa
  • 1690 m
  • Primary factor 751 m
  • Location: North 62.30669, East 009.68614 (GPS on the summit)
  • Norway
  • 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.
Route description:
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 plateau.
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.