Tussa, July 23 2016

A nice, family hike

Peaks visited:

Peak Height PF Municipality Location
Tussa 1377m 207m Hornindal / Ørsta GPX
Anne – on the way to Tussa

It was Saturday, and Anne had come to Sunnmøre (we’re “commuting” every other weekend and have been doing so since 2010). Anne has not been well for some time (probably a virus) and was lacking strength to do mountain hikes. So I proposed that we could go to Hjortedalen. We could then walk together up to the Tussevatna lakes and I could do a speed ascent up to Tussa while she relaxed down by the lakes. She endorsed the idea…

Beautiful Hjortedalen. Tussa in the background.

We had been to Hjortedalen on two previous occasions; at one time, we hiked Sandfjellet and descended via the Tussevatna lakes. Another time, we skied to Storhornet.
It was a beautiful day when we drove up Hjortedalen. The cows were chillin’ and I had a new peak waiting for me a bit higher up. On our way upwards, Anne felt she had a good day and said that she would attempt to go all the way. We kept a slow pace to ensure that she wouldn’t run into a brick wall on the way up.

Passing the upper Tussevatnet – with ice still on it!

After a steep, grassy gully we arrived on the rocky ridge (with pitches of snow), and Tussa summit was just a kilometer away. Things were looking good!

Karma and Anne on the ridge to Tussa

We arrived on the top 1:07pm – 1h:40m after heading out. We were both happy; her for making it all the way to the top and me, for the same reason. Plus the fact that I got myself a new top. I won’t deny that…

Anne and Karma on top of Tussa

I had been looking forward to the summit views, especially the view towards Rokkekjerringa – which I haven’t been to – yet! And the views were not disappointing!

View towards Rokkekjerringa (right)

After a nice stay on top, we headed back the same way we came up and was back at the trailhead 2:50pm – 3h:25m after leaving.

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