Location N 60:31.482, E 007:04.460 (GPS on the summit)
Primary factor 462 m
Climbed on May 18, 2003.
How to get there:
The closest local community is Osa. Osa is about 10
km from the village Ulvik. Ulvik is about 2 hours drive
from Bergen via Voss or a bit more if you drive along
the Hardangerfjord to Granvin. From south and east the
ferry connection Brimnes to Bruravik must be used. The
road to Osa continues as a toll (30 NOK) road up the narrow
valley leading east to Langvatnet. This road may be closed
in winter. In the spring, the road is open part of the
way, in May we drove to elevation 760 m, just before the
road crosses the river. There was good parking at this
spot (GPS location N 60:04.766, E 007:05.446). Route description:
This description is only based on my trip in May. The visibility
was near zero on Onen (above 1250m), therefore details may
Hike up the valley along the road until you pass a saddle and the
lake Austdølvatnet is visible close to the road on your
left (north) side. Leave the road here and climb the valley
going south. Be aware of possible avalanche danger in the winter.
Regain the road higher up and follow it west until reaching a
plateau above 1200m. Instead of following the road (in winter) it
may be better to ascend slightly higher to the south, to a point where
the power line (on your right)
that climbs up from the valley has its last pole. Do not confuse this with the
larger power line that you climbed below after leaving the road.
Ski south towards the small lake north of Lakjehøgdi where
you cross the road. Be aware of possible
avalanche conditions in the steeper slopes.
There is a gate on the road here, this may be
a good place to park in the summer.
Continue south up the gentle valley west of Lakjehøgdi and
descend to the western bay of Langvatnet. The north ridge of
Onen is right in front of you. Continue east of this ridge and
ascend a gentle valley, first south, subsequently south-south-west,
staying east of the highest ridge. Finally, continue the gentle
ascent to south-west and locate the summit cairn. Comments:
I did this climb with my friend Arnt Flatmo.
We started at 1230, reached the summit at 1645 and returned to
the car at 1905. We quickly skied into the clouds and with
low visibility, wind and hail the trip took longer than what would
be normal. On a clear day, the view from this summit is
probably very good, unfortunately we had essentially zero