Up to the snow line
For some time, I had wanted to visit Langvasshornet above Langvatn – roughly halfway between Volda and Grodås. Anne and I was in the neighbourhood back in April 2012, when skied up to Sandegga – a very, very memorable ski-trip. So today, we decided to go back to this area and visit Langvasshornet.
At Langvatn, we spoke to one of the locals and got permission to drive the tractor road the 300m up to the trailhead. We drove on this road back in 2012, but didn’t know that we needed permission. In general, if permission is needed, I think there should be a signpost. But that’s just me…
Today, the snow line was at approx. 900m, so this would be a hike. We lost sight of the path back in 2012, but today, our goal was to focus and follow it all the way up to Langvasssætra.
October had been such a crazy month. We had sunshine every day for almost the entire month, and this was in the middle of this wonderful month. We started out in the sunshine, which I admit was part of the reason of choosing this particular hike today. And except for a couple of minutes on the way up, we stayed in the sunshine during the entire hike.
We were able to follow the path all the way up to Langvassætra. It was good to be back, and I still remembered how nice it was to ski down here in 2012:
From Langvassætra, we went east and aimed for one of the two boulder fields where it is possible to get up to the ridge to Langvasshornet. We could have also gone straight north, but we decided to descend that way.
The only time we were in the shade was when we headed up this boulder field. When we reached the ridge, we got the sunshine back and life was just wonderful!
We reached the summit 1:30pm – exactly two hours after heading out from Langvatn. It was SO nice to be up there. I know every peak in the horizon, and I suppose I had been to almost all of them. I laid down in the grass, Anne was happy and Karma licked my face. I should have stayed there for a good while, but I just don’t have the ability to be still.
To those visiting this top, do take the time to go down to the edge of the cliff and enjoy the beautiful panorama that opens up below (ref. the top picture on this page)…
Upon descent, we followed the ridge across point 997m and descended straight down to Langvassætra before we followed the path back down to Langvatn. I would have liked to go back up to Sandegga and scramble across the second of the two tops, but that would have been difficult with Karma…
The 8,4km hike was a very, very nice. Thanks to Anne and Karma for good company!
Pictures from the hike: